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

November 07, 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
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre 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
12:14 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

2nd Annual Michael and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at MCLA - Senator George J. Mitchell

George Mitchell was appointed to the United States Senate in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of Senator Edmund Muskie, who resigned to become Secretary of State. He was elected to a full term in the Senate in 1982 in a stunning come-from-behind victory. Mitchell went on to an illustrious career in the Senate spanning 14 years.

In 1988, he was reelected with 81 percent of the vote, the largest margin in Maine history. He left the Senate in 1995 as the Senate Majority Leader; a position he had held since January 1989.

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Politics
11:35 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Time editor on the crucial, high-stakes Presidents Club

On this day when Americans select their next president, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Time Magazine editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy, co-author of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, about the relationships between the country's past chief executives.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Tune for Today

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

Election year politicking has stalled progress on the Farm Bill. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican running for reelection in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the bill will become law by the end of the year.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Emily Crowe from The Odyssey Bookshop joins us with this week's Book Picks.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:58 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Question of the Day - Who Will Win?

Since all the public opinion polls and experts are predicting a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday, we though our question of the day would put you on the spot and ask – Who do you predict is going to win the Presidential Election?

We are not asking who should, or who you want – just who you think is going to win.

The Roundtable
12:19 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Kenneth C. Davis - Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

Credit Nina

Did you know that Franklin Pierce was friends with Nathaniel Hawthorne? Or that Calvin Coolidge’s 1923 Sate of the Union was the first broadcast over radio? Or that Chester Arthur was the target of a ‘birther’ inquiry? These are just some of the gems found in Ken Davis’ new book Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Mount's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes and Joe Donahue

Julian Fellowes, creator of the PBS smash Downton Abbey, received the 2012 Edith Wharton Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston on Saturday. But, he extended his first trip to the Bay State by one day to have time to visit The Mount in Lenox. We met up with him there and spoke with him about Wharton and his work.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 5, 2012

New York Council for the Humanities - Community Conversation - Democracy

As our nation approaches 250 years of independence and its 57th presidential election, Community Conversations invites New Yorkers to discuss the role democracy plays in their lives as members of local, national, and global communities.

This morning we will partner with the New York Council for the Humanities and welcome two experts to have an in-depth discussion about civic participation and the meaning of democracy.

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The Roundtable
9:50 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home by Susan Clark

Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home is a new book that chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision-making.

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