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 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
11:26 AM
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Artist : James Taylor
Album : James Taylor At Christmas
Label : UME
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
10:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills

from janusadams.com

For five days, August 6th through the 10th, Janus Adams will host a Writer’s Retreat in the Catskills.

The hands-on workshop intensive is for new and seasoned writers with a work-in-progress. With space limited to 8 attendees, the program affords each participant time to write, read, reflect, share positive criticism, and grow in a supportive environment.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Michael Cristofer and Judd Hirsch

from dorsettheatrefestival.org

Judd Hirsch will star in the premiere of The Whore and Mr. Moore at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont. The show opens tomorrow. Michael Cristofer, who won the Pulitzer and a Tony Award for his 1977 play, The Shadow Box, wrote the play. We talk with both Hirsch and Cristofer about their careers and The Whore and Mr. Moore.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal, Echoed by Many

AP File Photo

Gore Vidal came from a generation of novelists whose fiction gave them a political platform. Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York City; Kurt Vonnegut became an anti-war spokesman. And Vidal was an all-around critic. His novels sometimes infuriated readers with unflattering portraits of American history.

He also wrote essays and screenplays, and his play The Best Man currently has a revival on Broadway.

The Roundtable
11:48 am
Tue July 31, 2012

"The Renegades" by Tom Young

Tom Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours for the Air National Guard in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. His new novel is The Renegades
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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.

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