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

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Playlist

September 13, 2012

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
11:16 AM
Tempest
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Tempest
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Columbia
11:18 AM
Roll On John
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Tempest
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Columbia
11:20 AM
Yet Again
Artist : Grizzly Bear
Album : Shields
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Warp Records
11:24 AM
Leaving Time
Artist : Patterson Hood
Album : Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Ato Records
11:27 AM
I Never Knew You
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : RRE, LLC / Republic Records
11:38 AM
I Am An Ape
Artist : David Byrne and St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : 4AD / Todo Mundo
11:43 AM
Que Beleza
Artist : Tim Maia
Album : World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Luaka Bop
11:46 AM
Free the Music
Artist : Jerrod Niemann
Album : Free the Music
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : SONY NASHVILLE/ ARISTA
11:49 AM
The Night I Learned How Not To Pray
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
11:53 AM
Song for a Warrior
Artist : Swans
Album : Seer
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Young God Records
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
11:35 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing by Constance Hale

Writers know it instinctively: Verbs make a sentence zing. Grammar gurus agree: Drama in writing emerges from the interplay of a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb).

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Tune for Today

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Richard Russo: Novel into Film at the Williamstown Film Festival

Elena Seibert

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo will be in our region on Saturday as part of the Williamstown Film Festival. The author of Nobody’s Fool and Empire Falls will share his tales of going from the page to screen.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

As election day nears, the stakes are high for the region’s candidates. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his race getting closer by the day.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 18, 2012

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president.

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The Roundtable
9:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Lizz Winstead's “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” Tour in Saratoga Springs

Co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead will be the featured speaker at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s Annual Celebration tonight.

Her stop in Saratoga Springs is part of her nationwide, stand-up tour “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” She began this tour to fight back against an increasing number of attacks against Planned Parenthood, which she, like many other women, has relied upon for health care during her life.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu October 18, 2012

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage was a phenomenon. The epic spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists, including NPR’s “Year’s Most Transporting Books.” Stephen King even cheered to a stunned Justin Cronin on Good Morning America, “You’ve put the scare back into vampires, buddy.”

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Question of the Day - Job Creation?

How would you create more jobs in our region?

The Roundtable
3:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Jessica Khoury - Origin

Deep in the Amazon rain forest sits a secret lab. For generations the scientists have managed to keep it and its work there a secret. Known as Little Cam, the residents there have been harboring a secret so deep, that if it came out to the world, it could change it forever. Jessica Khoury's new novel Origin., takes us to uncharted territory as we discover the life of perfect Pia.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Randy Bachman, from radio fanatic to radio staple

Randy Bachman

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock legend Randy Bachman, who has both shaped the sound of popular music over the past 50 years and served as one of its leading fans and curators, a living torchbearer for a many eras of rock and roll.

A guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer who penned countless hits for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Bachman has been the host of Vinyl Tap on satellite radio since 2005, where you can hear his stories of a lifetime in music and the songs he treasures.

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