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 22, 2013

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:45 AM
You’ve Got Possibilities
Artist : Linda Lavin
Album : Possibilities
Label : Ghostlight
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
Be My Baby
Artist : Aaron Neville
Album : My True Story
Label : Blue Note Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

The dog days of August mean fall campaign season is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his poll numbers are reassuring.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Paul Dano

Paul Dano in For Ellen

The Woodstock Film Festival will present a screening of So Yong Kim's latest film, For Ellen. The screening will take place at Upstate Films in Woodstock on Saturday, August 18, 3 pm and a Q&A with actor, Paul Dano, filmmaker, So Yong Kim and producer, Jen Gatien, will follow the screening.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

"American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama"

We welcome New York Times journalist, Rachel L. Swarns, to the show and speak with her about about book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign

We speak with historian and an award-winning author of more than fifty highly books of history and biography, Stanley Weintraub, about his latest book, Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue August 14, 2012

14th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference

The 14th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference is taking place this Friday and Saturday at the the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY. The conference, this year, is entitled Crossing the Line: A Call to Revolutionary Love. We are joined by conference organizers, John Amidon and Maureen Aumand.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bill Shein - Part 2

It’s nearly time for voters to make a primary decision. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bill Shein — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is looking forward to the debates against Representative Richard Neal and Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Richard Nelson

Jessica Collins and Julian Cihi in a scene from A Month in the Country at Williamstown.
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Richard Nelson is a playwright and librettist who wrote the books for the musicals James Joyce's The Dead – for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - and the Broadway version of Chess. He received the Olivier Award for Best Play for Goodnight Children Everywhere and in 2008, Nelson was honored with the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, naming him a Grand Master of American Theater.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:12 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

Sarah Knight is this week's bookseller. She joins us from Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, VT.

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The Roundtable
9:51 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Daniel Levitt on the upstart Major League that counted

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Daniel Levitt, author of The Battle That Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and its Legacy.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

David Wessel is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author as well as the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes "The Capital" column. We speaks with him about his book, Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.

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