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 20, 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
11:12 AM
Season of the Witch
Artist : Donovan
Album : Sunshine Superman
Label : Epic
11:28 AM
Time to Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Lonesome Dreams
Label : IAmSound
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
11:10 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Stuart Woods - Blue Water, Green Skipper

We welcome Stuart Woods and speak with him about the re-issue of his first book, Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Voters tell pollsters that the economy is the top issue of the fall election. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that jobs are a pressing issue in his upstate district.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Ophira Eisenberg

Anya Garrett - anyagarrett.com

Ophira Eisenberg will perform in Club B10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA this Saturday, August 18, at 8pm. Ophira is a stand-up comic, actress, storyteller, and the host of NPR's Ask Me Another.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Betty Buckley - Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe

Myriam Santos

Stage superstar, Betty Buckley, will perform Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, August 19th.

Here we speak with her about that show, her memories of Marvin Hamlisch, and her upcoming performance with The Boston Pops at Tanglewood.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:14 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Question of the Day - Biden?

In the wake of recent verbal miscues, there’s renewed speculation in some corners that President Obama may drop Joe Biden from the ticket. Should he? If yes, who should he pick to replace Biden?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed August 15, 2012

The veep candidate who wasn't: McGovern-Eagleton ticket remembered

During this week of vice presidential fixation, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Bloomberg researcher Joshua Glasser, author of The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis, about the lessons learned during 1972's bizarre race.

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

10th Annual Woodstock Fringe

Woodstock Fringe is a professional performing arts organization that develops and presents new and experimental theatrical and musical works. They are celebrating their 10th Annual Festival of Theatre and Song and we will speak with Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman, and actress Rain Pryor in this hour. Rain Pryor, daughter of Comedy Legend Richard Pryor, is a Director, Actor, Stand up Comedian, Writer and Artistic director of Strand Theatre.

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.

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