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

October 12, 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
11:36 AM
Spitting Image
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Spitting Image
Label : Mom & Pop Music
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
2:39 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Howard Ball - At Liberty to Die

Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors.

Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic, terminal illnesses.

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The Roundtable
11:41 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Baseball's crazy train rolls on in Ozzie's School of Management

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Morrissey, author of Ozzie’s School of Management: Lessons From the Dugout, The Clubhouse, And the Doghouse.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the vote was nothing more than political theater.

The Roundtable
11:41 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Jennifer Bosworth - Struck

As we peel away the intricate layers of Jennifer Bosworth’s novel Struck, we’re brought into a world that’s not so black & white. As meteorological events have begun to tear apart civilization, two cults have formed and both claim to be able to save the world. Stuck in the middle is Mia, both cults will stop at nothing to recruit her, and the red scars all over her body are even more enticing to the cults as they know how much power they hold.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tune for Today

"God Bless Louisiana" - Don Haynie & Sheryl Samuel

Don and Sheryl are playing at the Hyde Park Free Library on Saturday 7/21 at 8pm.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

The presidential race is receiving most of the attention, but this fall’s election will shape the legislative outlook as well. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats have a chance to re-take the House.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tina Fabrique is "Ella" at CapRep

Ella, conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison with a book by Jeffrey Hatcher, is running at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY July 24th through August 12th.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed July 18, 2012

"Woody Sez: the life and music of Woody Guthrie" at Adirondack Theatre Festival

Adirondack Theatre Festival concludes its 18th summer season with a celebration of the Woody Guthrie Centennial: Woody Sez, a musical tapestry of the American folk hero’s life and songs. The show will be onstage at the Charles R. Wood Theater from July 19–21 and July 25–28.

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The Roundtable
9:47 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Glen Boyd on the enigma called Neil Young

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock writer Glen Boyd, author of Neil Young FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Philip Glass

from philipglass.com
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Audio - Glass discusses "The Perfect American"

Iconic contemporary composer, Philip Glass, joins us to share his thoughts on his 75th birthday year and the benefit concert he's playing tomorrow night at the Garrison Institute.

The Garrison Institute is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to apply the power of contemplation to social and environmental change. Glass previously performed there at their founding in 2003.

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