The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9:00am

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

The show's hallmark is thoughtful interviews with A-list newsmakers, authors, artists, sports figures, actors, and people with interesting stories to tell. Since hitting the airwaves in May of 2001, The Roundtable has interviewed the likes of Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Bob Dole, Bill O'Reilly, Steve Martin, James Taylor, Bill Cosby, Stephen King, Melissa Etheridge and lots of other really cool people. Plus, Wilco does our theme song. What more can you ask for?

If you have any questions or you'd like to be on the show, email us at roundtable@wamc.org

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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Playlist

January 11, 2013

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:26 AM
Wizard Party Forever!!!
Artist : The Whomping Willows
Album : Wizard Party Forever!!!
Label : Cheap Rent
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Oath by Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin joins us to discuss The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

He and Joe Donahue have a longer discussion of the book in a Northshire Bookstore Off the Shelf event with a live Book Show taping on 11/17.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion

  The Big Read is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Question of the Day - Cost of War?

Do American civilians fully appreciate and recognize the cost of war?

Health
11:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil on November 13th

The Lung Cancer Alliance NY in partnership with Albany Medical Center are sponsoring a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00 pm.  

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War

The book - Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War - is the story of Sam Levinger, a young man who went to Spain in 1937 to join the fight against fascism. His story is placed in the historical context of the 1930’s, when freedom everywhere was threatened by Franco, Hitler and Mussolini.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Foreign policy was not the major focus of this election, but major international issues remain on the table today. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must stick to its plan to leave Afghanistan in 2014.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute at The Albany Civic Theater

The cast of <em>The Shape of Things</em> at Albany Civic Theater. Tom Templeton, Laura Murphy, Ian LaChance, and Rhiannon Antico.
Credit Tom Killips

Neil LaBute’s play, The Shape of Things, is a modern retelling of the fall of man.

After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, Adam, under Evelyn's steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character.  His metamorphosis both impresses and perplexes his friends.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Massachusetts Breweries

Our next guest has a tough job - and I would do it is a second. John Holl travels the country chronicling the story of American beer for his website www.beerbriefing.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Dr. Richard Davidson - The Emotional Life of Your Brain

At a time when economies are failing around the world, gun violence is tearing through the headlines, and people are taking advantage of storm ravaged areas, it's hard to find and extend compassion for those around you.

WAMC partnered with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and American Public Media for a project called ‘building common ground: conversations about compassion, civility and community’.

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