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

November 15, 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
11:27 AM
Take The "a" Train
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Take The "a" Train
Label : Mbop Direct - Black Cat
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 - Listener Essay
11:35 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Listener Essay - Roger Caras

Jeanne Hunter lives in Catskill, NY.

Arts & Culture
11:32 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Shakespeare and Company - Satchmo at the Waldorf

Kevin Sprague

Satchmo at the Waldorf is a new one-man play by Terry Teachout. It runs at Shakespeare and Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse through September 16th.

The play takes us to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in March of 1971 as jazz-great, Louis Armstrong, prepares for what will be his last performance. The production is directed by Gordon Edelstein, the award-winning Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre, and stars OBIE Award winning actor, John Douglas Thompson.

We are joined now by Terry Teachout and John Douglas Thompson. 

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Wayne Pacelle - President of the Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, joins us this morning to talk about his new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, an examination of the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

Election season is upon us. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his background makes him a quality candidate for Congress.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith by Jane Barnes

When award-winning documentary film writer, Jane Barnes, was working on the PBS special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself inexplicably drawn to Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Train's Pat Monahan

With work spanning over a decade, the Grammy Award winning band Train romanced listeners with songs like 'Meet Virginia', 'Calling All Angles', 'Drops of Jupiter' and 'Hey, Soul Sister'. Their newest album is California 37, a response to their previous album Save Me San Francisco.  Bringing even more soul to the masses, the album brings us through the ups and downs of relationships with sweet melodies and toe-tapping beats.  

Politics
11:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Sh

Mike Lofgren spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him ringside seats on TARP, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget and the amazing antics of various deficit–reduction commissions.

The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:28 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

Henry James has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American novelist, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady. Literary critic Michael Gorra joins us to discuss Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece.

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