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
10:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Danica McKellar - Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape

Danica McKellar has written three New York Times bestselling books aimed at making Math accessible, and her fourth book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape was published earlier this month. We welcome the actress and internationally-recognized mathematician back to the show.

The Roundtable
9:40 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Good Night Irene: Stories and photos about the tropical storm that devastated Vermont, the Catskills

For eight hours on a Sunday last August, Tropical Storm Irene created a flash flood sweeping away houses, bridges, highways, cars and shops in three states. Communities became isolated islands when bridges fell and the only way to get in or out was by helicopter. National Guard Humvees patroled the once quiet streets.

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The Roundtable
3:35 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Gerald Kolpan - Magic Words

In Gerald Kolpan’s Magic Words, he finely crafts fact with fiction as he tells the tale of a Jewish boy-interpreter, the world’s most estimable magician, a murderous harlot, and America’s greatest Indian Chief.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

China’s economic ascendance means the Asian power is receiving increased scrutiny from American politicians. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that China’s currency manipulation must be monitored.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 21, 2012

R. Jay Magill

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Emily Crowe join us from The Odyssey Bookshop with this week's Book Picks.

List:
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman
Nocturne: Dream Recipes
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeil

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

Election Day will be here before you know it. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he likes his re-election chances.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 20, 2012

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan recalls Glens Falls roots

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with pro wrestler, former Southern Methodist University football player, and Glens Falls native “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, who recounts his wild times in the ring in a new memoir, Hacksaw.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon August 20, 2012

D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, and star of a fourth HBO one-hour special entitled Unapologetic. We speak with him about his new book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:19 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Question of the Day - Weight Control?

How do you lose weight and keep it off?

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