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

December 04, 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
11:24 AM
Westside Street
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : The Place I Left Behind
Label : SUGAR HILL
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 November 1, 2012

American's Unwritten Constitution

We speak with Akhil Reed Amar about his new book, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and periodically serves as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Pepperdine Law Schools.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu November 1, 2012

As UConn hoops enters new era, Burns recalls Calhoun years

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with author Peter F. Burns about Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun's long tenure at UConn -- and what his retirement will mean for the program.

When the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team takes the court tonight in its season opener, an exhibition against American International at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, it will mark the first time in more than 25 years that Calhoun won’t be on the sidelines as head coach.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Split: A Deeper Divide - a film by Kelly Nyks

The release of the documentary, SPLIT: A Deeper Divide couldn't be more timely. The film is a thorough investigation into the partisanship that is paralyzing American politics. Writer, director and producer Kelly Nyks has spent eight years traveling the country to ask questions that go to the heart of why our democracy has become so passionately divided. The U.S. State Department used the film to launch an Election 2012 program that introduces high school students abroad to American democracy and our political process.

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The Roundtable - Listener Essay
9:54 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Listener Essay - Write About Being Fat

Patricia A. Nugent lives in Saratoga Springs, NY and is the author of the book, They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad, a collection of 300 vignettes that portray the stages of caring for and saying goodbye to a loved one, as seen through the eyes of a daughter and her terminally ill parents. More information is available at www.journalartspress.com.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu November 1, 2012

ESPN founder, former Springfield newsman visits Union

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN, who will speak at Union College in Schenectady tonight at 6.

For modern sports fans, it’s hard to imagine a time before you could get every score on your phone in real time or instantly watch endless highlights packages to dissect every aspect of a major sports moment.

But not that long ago, there wasn’t a single all-sports television network, let alone the dozens we have at our disposal now.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

By this time next week, the election will be decided. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that dealing with tax reform is high on the list of what needs to be done next in Washington.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

The Minister's War screening at Smith College

The documentary, The Minister's War, tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who left Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted by the Nazis in Eastern Europe during World War II. Who were these American heroes? What drove their willingness to put the well-being of strangers over that of themselves and their family?

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Deranged Millionaire, John Hodgman

We welcome deranged millionaire, John Hodgman, back to The Roundtable and speak with him about his final book of complete world knowledge, That is All.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Tune for Today

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