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

November 30, 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
11:26 AM
Burning Stars
Artist : Mimicking Birds
Album : Mimicking Birds
Label : Glacial Pace Recordings
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - John Williams

Composer, John Williams, speaks with us, humbly, about his impact on music and composing and why he loves Tanglewood. He also shares remembrances of Marvin Hamlisch.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Director of the Tanglewood Music Center, Ellen Highstein

One of the largest parts of Tanglewood’s 75-year legacy comes from the hard work and awesome talent on display by the Tanglewood Fellows. As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees. But, it is within those structures the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. Today we welcome back our good friend Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center – to share the TMC’s participation in tonight’s Tanglewood on Parade events and wrapping up the season.

Arts & Culture
10:12 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Mark Volpe - Managing Director of the BSO

While Joe slides off to watch a BSO rehearsal, Alan gets down to brass tax - or tries to - with Mark.

Arts & Culture
9:46 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève and John Williams

Conductor, Stéphane Denève, is incredibly excited to be making his Tanglewood debut this week - and reasonably excited to be on our show again.

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Lorin Maazel

Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. Maestro Maazel recently completed his seventh and final season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues, now in his fourth season, as the inaugural Music Director of the spectacular, Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia" and as the founder and Artistic Director of new festival, the Castleton Festival, launched to exceptional acclaim in 2009.

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Arts & Culture
9:15 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Emily Rowe

Stu Rosner

BSO principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. Prior to joining the BSO, Ms. Rowe held titled positions with the orchestras of Fort Wayne, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Shakespeare and Company - "Pearl"

On Monday evening August 13th, Maureen O'Flynn and John Cheek - leading singers from the Metropolitan Opera - will be among the performers in the first performance of a new opera "Pearl" which is a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter from the viewpoint of the daughter of Hester Prynne.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Jamie Bernstein - We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret

From Jamie Bernstein and Michael Barrett comes We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret. Devised from many of Bernstein's songs for or about women, evolves the story of a mother and daughter who navigate the tricky terrain of their love lives, and, along the way, learn to accept themselves and delight in the love of others. 



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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Elin Hilderbrand - Summerland

We’re deep into summer reading, and there’s nothing better than immersing ourselves in a great novel that takes us away to another place with characters we can relate to. Author Elin Hilderbrand is a pro at this, and in her novel Summerland, we’re brought back to Nantucket as she tackles something new by splitting her narrators between the parents and their teenage children to tell a story of heartbreak and forgiveness.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

It is never too early to celebrate the region’s Independent Book Stores and have them bring us to new places. Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY is here with some wonderful suggestions.

The Light Between Oceans
ML Stedman

Tigers in Red Weather
Liza Klaussmann

When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine
Monica Wood

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