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

September 26, 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
11:26 AM
On Top of the World
Artist : Imagine Dragons
Album : Night Visions
Label : Kid Ina Korner / Interscope
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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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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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Friendkeeping by Julie Klam

A few years ago, Julie Klam wrote a book called You Had Me At Woof. It was the story of Otto, a Boston terrier that stole Julie's heart and changed her life. Her relationship with Otto helped her to forge more enduring bonds with people. Klam has some very close friendships.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Bet the Farm at Verdigris Tea

In 2008, farmers grew enough to feed twice the world's population, yet more people starved than ever before—and most of them were farmers.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person

We welcome Rabbi Harold S. Kushner to the show and speak with him about his book, The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Tune for Today

"Red Sails In The Sunset" - Patti Page

Today is Patti Page's 84th birthday.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Yesterday’s election will shape the debate over taxes. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican reelected to a second term in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that current rates should be extended to allow for ongoing discussions about reform.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman by Aida Donald

When Harry S. Truman left the White House in 1953, his reputation was in ruins. In Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, Aida Donald shows that, for all his failings, Truman deserves recognition as the principal architect of the American postwar world.

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