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

December 05, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:35 AM
Caregiver
Artist : Carol Colacurcio
Album : Dreams Of The Sun
Label : Sound Accord/a misfit production
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
Strange Angels
Artist : Laurie Anderson
Album : Strange Angels
Label : Warner Bros.
11:35 AM
Squealing Pigs
Artist : Admiral Fallow
Album : Boots Met My Face
Label : Lo-Five(worldwide)
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
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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Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Congressional (Candidate) Corner Bob Dieterich

It’s almost time for Americans to choose their representatives for the next Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal spending must be curtailed.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Chris Cillizza - The Gospel According to the Fix

Marcus Brauchli

Chris Cillizza is the Managing Editor of The Washington Post’s political section, and the author of The Fix, a leading blog on politics covering the White House, Congress, campaigns, polls and more. He is also an MSNBC contributor and political analyst and appears regularly on the network in addition to NBC, PBS and NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, among others.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Food and Wine

The Hall of Springs offers a seasonal restaurant during the classical performance series here at SPAC in the summer. The Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival is SPAC’s largest fundraiser and the fastest growing food and wine festival in the northeast. This year’s festival is just over a month from now - September 7, 8 & 9th. We are joined by Capital Region restaurateur, caterer, and hospitality expert extraordinaire - Angelo Mazzone of Mazzone Hospitality and Shelia Burke, the Wine Director for Mazzone Hospitality.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - The Tang Teaching Museum

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October of 2000. There is always a lot going on at The Tang – for instance - in July they opened Dance/Draw – an exhibition that explores how developments in visual art and dance began, and how they have shaped the art of today. It will be on display through December 30th. Ian Berry is out guest - he is the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator at The Tang.

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