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
11:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya’s heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch: A Novel , takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:25 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Tune for Today

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 11, 2012

You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band

As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what would become a revolutionary band.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 2

Recent scandals in Albany have jumpstarted a discussion about the hurdles women in government can face. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she has not faced sexual harassment in Washington. 

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Adam Gopnick

Adam Gopnik is an essayist and commentator. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism. He'll participate in this weekend's Berkshire Wordfest at The Mount in Lenox, MA.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck joins us with this week's list.


List:
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Amelia Anne is Dead & Gone by Kat Rosenfield
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
One Good Deed by Erin McHugh
Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue September 11, 2012

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in his new book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

New York Council for the Humanities - Community Conversations

Today marks 11 years since terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It was the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. And so, this anniversary is set aside as a day of remembrance and service.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 10, 2012

The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Joe speaks with Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan about their book, The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Tune for Today

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