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 - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Question of the Day - How Close is the Presidential Election?

How close do you think the 2012 Presidential Election is, really?

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:36 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:18 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Gabrielle Zevin - Because It Is My Blood

In Gabrielle Zevin’s dystopian Birthright Trilogy, we’re brought into a world where chocolate & caffeine are illegal in America, and supplies are run by the mob. Anya Balenchine is at the heart of the controversy; as the rising matriarch of the mob family, she’s finally decided to accept the role, is determined to protect her siblings from the life.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Albany Symphony and Albany Pro Musica

The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the region’s premiere vocal ensemble, Albany Pro Musica, have been collaborators for quite a long time. This weekend, they will perform a pair of concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, tackling a pair of choral works — Bach’s “Magnificat” alongside contemporary composer John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill” — on a program that also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, known as the “Maria Theresa” Symphony.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Historic Cherry Hill

On May 7th 1827 a notorious murder occurred at Cherry Hill in Albany, NY that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging. Historic Cherry Hill will explore this event through a lecture, collection highlights and a dramatic tour Funded by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Education Director, Becky Watrous and Curator, Deborah Emmons-Andarawis join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Fri October 12, 2012

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at The Mahaiwe

Tony Award winning virtuosos and living stage-legends Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will take the stage at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, October 14 at 7pm.

Arts & Culture
10:06 am
Fri October 12, 2012

The Woodstock Film Festival - John Hawkes

AP

The 13th annual Woodstock Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night with a screening of David Bromberg: Unsung Players. Before the festival wraps up on Sunday with their closing night film Casting By, directed by Tom Donahue, they'll have shown 130 films including 19 World Premieres, 6 US Premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 10 East Coast Premieres and 15 New York Premieres. The festival also features often sold out panels with insider views on different aspects of the art and business of film making.

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The Roundtable
9:23 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Jane Fonda - G-CAPP

New Yorkers from the arts, hospitality and fashion communities are planning an event featuring Jane Fonda, as a benefit for G-CAPP (the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.) The benefit to be held October 11th in NYC is on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the critically acclaimed film Klute. Fonda received the Oscar for her performance. 

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The Roundtable
11:40 am
Fri September 28, 2012

David Levithan - Every Day

David Levithan has successfully done what so many have failed to do in his novel Every Day; he has captured the very essence of the human condition. Levithan created A’s life and tied it to thousands of others, putting his characters to the test as they try to make sense of A’s odd and once solitary existence.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

With the debates on the horizon, the presidential election is drawing ever closer. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that polling can’t decipher everything about an election.

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