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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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Rich Honen

Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a pre-election day visit with some thoughts on the Presidential Election, the candidates, their views and what is making an impact in the business world.

Rich is with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

The economy is the election’s decisive issue even down-ticket. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects people to vote against Republicans such as his opponent in New York’s new 18th district, New York Representative Nan Hayworth.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed October 17, 2012

We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy

In her new book, We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, Yael Kohen pieces together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy, gathering the country’s most prominent comediennes and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Wed October 17, 2012

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

The Panther, a fast-paced thriller is Nelson DeMille’s 6th John Corey novel.  In the book, Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Yemen—one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

FilmColumbia Festival - Melissa Leo

The 13th Annual FilmColumbia Festival kicks off tonight and over the next few days they will show highly anticipated films like Cloud Atlas;  David O.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Debate Reaction?

What are your reactions to last night's Presidential Debate?

The Roundtable
2:47 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color

In the book, Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color, Nina Jablonski begins with the biology and evolution of skin pigmentation, explaining how skin color changed as humans moved around the globe.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Jesse Feiler - News on Mobile Devices: The Pew Report

Half of all U.S. adults now have a mobile connection to the web through either a smartphone or tablet, significantly more than a year ago, and this has major implications for how news will be consumed and paid for, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Project. We’ll go behind the numbers this morning with Jesse Feiler.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs

In the new book, Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs, financial journalist Gina Keating taps into sources cultivated over nearly a decade of reporting on entertainment and technology to reveal behind-the-scenes drama and clashes of egos at both Netflix and Blockbuster.

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