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

September 26, 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
On Top of the World
Artist : Imagine Dragons
Album : Night Visions
Label : Kid Ina Korner / Interscope
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
11:40 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Online music pioneer Rob Reid considers piracy in new novel

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Rob Reid, the founder of Listen.com, which created Rhapsody, and the author of Year Zero, his debut novel.

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2012

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival began in 1987 and makes its home under a specially designed tent theater on the grounds of the historic Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, New York. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses energy and resources on script, actors and audience. This season they present Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, and The 39 Steps.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Pakistani journalist, Adnan Rashid

Pakistani journalist Adnan Rashid has been reporting in the Berkshires since April to further explore journalism so that he can report more thoroughly about the area he lives in to the rest of the world.

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The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:35 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Matt Tannenbaum is in studio with this week's list.

The List:
London: A History in Verse by Mark Ford
Death and Transfiguration by Gerald Elias
How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians by Quintus Tullius Cicero (Marcus' brother)
I, Iago by Nicole Galland
The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss
Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson, New Women in Search of Love and Power by Susan Hertog

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook is performing with John Pizzarelli at The Mahaiwe this Saturday. We speak with the Broadway, concert, and recording star.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon July 30, 2012

2012 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Louis Otey, Maria Todaro, Kerry Henderson
Photo courtesy of Bernard Handzel

On August 2nd–5th, The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, transforms Phoenicia into a hub of the vocal arts. We are joined by Kerry Henderson and Louis Otey, two of the three (Maria Todaro is the third) founders of the fest.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 30, 2012

"The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker"

We welcome Janet Groth to the show and speak with her about her book, The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2

The President is expected to carry Massachusetts in the fall despite running against its former governor. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks President Obama will win re-election.

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Kiera Cass - The Selection

In author Kiera Cass' novel The Selection, it’s 300 years in the future, and the 3rd world war has brought the United Stated crumbing to ground with a take-over by China. Yet there is hope, and all of North America has banned together to rebuild and govern the country. Illea is the country’s name, and kings and queens are the rulers. Enter 17 year old America Singer. She and 35 other girls are competing to become the princess and Prince Maxon’s hand in marriage. The twist?

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon July 30, 2012

2012 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival offers classical music and jazz through August 24. Artistic Director, Linda Chesis, joins us to tell us all about the rest of their amazing season.

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