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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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #95

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the effect of religious association on classical music.

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Joe Iconis' The Black Suits presented by BSC's Musical Theatre Lab

Will Roland, Harrison Chad, Ben Platt and Jason Hite in The Black Suits at Barrington Stage
Kevin Sprague

The Black Suits is a musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock. The show is presented as part of Barrington Stage’s Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn, Artistic Producer). Directed by John Simpkins, with musical direction by James Sampliner, The Black Suits runs September 2 at BSC’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, MA.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Matt Doheny - Part 2

Republicans are targeting several Democratic seats in the fall election, including a key rematch in the North Country. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Matt Doheny — who is attempting to unseat incumbent Democratic Representative Bill Owens in New York’s new 21st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he supports safe hydrofracking.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Naumkeag

Naumkeag is a National Historic Landmark in Stockbridge, MA run by the Trustees of Reservations. This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Steven Ujifusa - A Man and His Ship

Turns out that the wonderful cruises we enjoy today are a direct result of the visionary naval architect William Francis Gibbs, who was obsessed with building the greatest ocean liner of all time a century ago and putting the USA at the top of the industry. Author Steven Ujifusa joins to discuss his new book, A Man and His Ship.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Dave Thompson - singer-songwriter boom recalled in Hearts of Darkness

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock journalist Dave Thompson, author of Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Helsinki on Broadway

This Sunday, Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York launches their new “Helsinki on Broadway” cabaret series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York. Starting at 7pm, Faith Prince and Jason Graae will perform an evening entitled “The Prince and the Showboy” – they’ll sing their most requested Broadway tunes and pay tribute to Broadway composer, Jerry Herman.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Matt Doheny - Part 1

A rematch in the North Country is expected to go down to the wire. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Matt Doheny — who is attempting to unseat incumbent Democratic Representative Bill Owens in New York’s new 21st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the region is ready for new leadership.

Health
10:10 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D is an internationally-recognized psychologist in private practice in East Chatham, and Albany, New York, is noted for her work in families, children of alcoholics, trauma, child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Garret Keizer - Privacy

We speak with Garret Keizer, essayist and Harper’s contributing editor, about his book, Privacy (Big Ideas//Small Books) .

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