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

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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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Bill Engvall at The Colonial

Comedian Bill Engvall’s ability to share the humor of everyday situations has made him one of the top comedians of today. He began his comedy career performing at open-mic nights in Dallas while a student at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he made appearances performing on shows such as “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Engvall is best known, however, for his participation in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians and friends Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu August 2, 2012

"Homestead Crossing" - The Berkshire Theatre Group

From William Donnelly, the playwright of the acclaimed production of No Wake, the world premiere of Homestead Crossing begins its Berkshire Theatre Group run at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on August 7th. It officially opens on August 11 and will run through September 1st. We are joined by two actors from the production, David Adkins and Corinna May.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 3

Contemporary politicians often look to their predecessors for wisdom. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that LBJ might well have been the country’s greatest Senate Majority Leader.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Sandra Bernhard at Helsinki Hudson

Comedian, actress, singer - Sandra Bernhard - will perform at Helsinki Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, August 4th.  We speak with her about how her career began, where she sees it going, and many things in between.

Music -"Manic Superstar

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Omega Institute third annual Memoir Festival - Malachy and Alphie McCourt

Omega’s third annual Memoir Festival brings together celebrated memoirists along with new and seasoned writers who have real stories to tell and the courage to turn them into art. It takes place at Omega in Rhinebeck on August 10th – 12th. Malachy and Alphie McCourt are two of the memoir superstars who will be teaching. 

The Roundtable
12:08 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Scott Speer - Immortal City

In Scott Speer’s enthralling Immortal City, the world has changed. Angels have ‘come out’ and now it’s their turn to have a piece of the American dream. No longer are the Hollywood Hills & Walk of Fame filled with movie stars, instead they’re names of the greatest Angels, and the best shows are the real life saves that a streamed real time. Angels are the rock stars of the world, and no one can forget that it’s pay to save. 

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #93

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion about the differences between art and entertainment.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Rich Honen - Objectivity in Reporting the News

Our tech attorney, Rich Honen, pays us a beginning of August visit with some thoughts on the latest news and trends making an impact in the business world. Specifically, we discuss objectivity in reporting the news.

Rich Honen is with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

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.

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