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

January 25, 2013

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
Real Real
Artist : Meshell Ndegeocello
Album : Pour une âme souveraine
Label : naïve
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
10:10 am
Wed September 19, 2012

The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac

In The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, Joyce Johnson, author of her classic memoir, Door Wide Open, about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he forged a voice to contain his dualities.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Wed September 19, 2012

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

We speak with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jeffrey Eugenides about his most recent book, The Marriage Plot: A Novel.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed September 19, 2012

That's What I'd Do by Jewel

Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, and philanthropist. The four-time Grammy nominee, hailed by The New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents,” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Jesse Feiler - Smartphone Ownership

With the release this week of Apple’s iPhone 5, the Pew Research Center reports 45% of American adults own smartphones. They are particularly popular with young adults and those living in relatively higher income households; 66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones, and 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them. Duh, right?

Our tech guru Jesse Feiler says there is more to the story.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Tune for Today

"Chemistry" - The Bandana Splits are performing at MASS MoCA on October 6th.

Science
11:12 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction

How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them?

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently huddled in Vermont to prep for his debates with the President. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that Romney could win nearby New Hampshire, but not the Green Mountain state.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

This week's Books Picks are from Jacqueline Kellachan of The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY.

List:

NW by Zadie Smith
A Wilderness of Error by Erol Morris
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
How Music Works by David Byrne

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:25 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Question of the Day - Romney video?

What do you make of the video that surfaced Monday showing Mitt Romney dismissing President Barack Obama’s supporters as people who take no responsibility for their livelihoods and who think they are entitled to government handouts?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Jesse Ventura

We speak with former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, about party politics and his most recent book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.

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