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 03, 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
11:25 AM
Two Weeks
Artist : Grizzly Bear
Album : Two Weeks
Label : Warp 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
10:16 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Jeff Greenfield - 43*: When Gore Beat Bush—A Political Fable

Considered one of America’s most respected political analysts, Jeff Greenfield has spent more than thirty years in network television, including as a commentator on CNN, ABC News, and CBS and currently as an anchor on PBS’s Need to Know.

A five-time Emmy Award winner, he is a political columnist for Yahoo! News and the author of more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan.

The Roundtable
10:11 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Musician, author, recovering addict, baseball nut: Steve Earle reflects

Steve Earle

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Steve Earle, whose solo acoustic tour visits the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on September 30 at 7 p.m.

Earle has long touched his fans with his heartfelt lyrics and versatile voice, and the guitar-wielding son of the South has effortlessly glided between genres over his long career.

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The Roundtable
9:52 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Lee Woodruff - Those We Love Most

In her fiction debut, writer, speaker, and best-selling author Lee Woodruff offers an intimate and moving novel that explores the ways in which four lives are broken and made whole again after a shattering tragedy. Lee Woodruff  tells us about, Those We Love Most.

The Roundtable
9:48 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Junot Diaz - This is How You Lose Her

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Junot Diaz will be doing a pair of events over the next week in our region. The author of the modern-day classic, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, tells us about his latest, This is How You Lose Her.

The Roundtable
11:40 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Evan Thomas - Ike's Bluff

Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Thu September 27, 2012

David Cay Johnston - The Fine Print

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s says it is time for consumers to read the fine print.

His new book is The Fine Print. It's about how many corporations have worked the regulatory system to their advantage and how that affects things ranging from the service you receive to the state of our infrastructure. He also examines the fees that banks and phone companies have added over the years that have made your bills incrementally larger but have added up to big money for corporations.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

The Massachusetts Senate race is historically expensive and nationally important. 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 Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown are deadlocked.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Thu September 27, 2012

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program

On one day, Thursday Oct 4th, 3-thousand students, educators, and volunteers will visit 75 sites along the Hudson from New York Harbor to the mouth of the Mohawk. It is being called “A Day In the Life of Hudson River.” This is the 10th annual event, and in those ten years the DEC has had over 20,000 participants total.

The Roundtable
11:40 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Andy Williams Remembered

Singer Andy Williams, best known for his rendition of Moon River, his Christmas TV specials, and his long-running show in Branson, Missouri, has died. He was 84. The famed crooner passed away at his home Tuesday night, following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.  

WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Williams in 2009 about his life and career. He told us then, at what point he realized that music and show business would become his life.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Clintons' personal, political partnership remains national influence

William Chafe

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will retire after the current term, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, says he has "no earthly idea" if she'll mount another run for the White House. With the country poised to vote in November, veteran Clinton watchers are already looking ahead to 2016.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Duke University history professor William Chafe about the partnership between the two -- a partnership that has helped shape decades of American history.

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