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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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires - Call For Submissions

Gina Hyams at Tanglewood

    Author and Berkshire resident, Gina Hyams is creating a gift book titled The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires. She envisions the project as a collective love letter to the quintessential Berkshire summer experience of picnicking on the Lawn and she is asking the public to submit their personal snapshots of Tanglewood picnics, along with favorite Tanglewood picnic recipes and tips from all eras of the festival’s eight-decade history.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

8/22/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor, Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include:
ISIS
Ferguson
Bank of America settlement

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Roundtable Music 8/21

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador"

    Gabriel Kahane is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, February House was produced by The Public in New York City.

His latest album, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons And The People Who Play It

David M. Ewalt is an award-winning journalist and author. He is currently a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where he writes about the game business, technology and Internet culture, and frequently appears as an expert on TV and radio programs. 

In Of Dice and Men, Ewalt recounts the development of Dungeons & Dragons from the game’s roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elise Stefanik

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  The North Country will soon be represented by a political newcomer in Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock her generation is ready to serve.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu August 21, 2014

"GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design"

Chip Kidd is “the closest thing to a rock star” in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways.

He explains the difference between vertical lines and horizontal lines. The effect of cropping a picture to make it beautiful—or, cropping it even more to make it mysterious and compelling. How different colors signify different moods. The art of typography, including serifs and sans serifs, kerning and leading.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Marc Maron: 'Attempting Normal' Amid Unprecedented Success

Things have been going unprecedentedly well for comedian Marc Maron in recent years: his podcast, WTF, began as an upstart taped in his garage and is now chugging past its 500th episode, downloaded by millions; his eponymous television show is now in its second season on IFC; and his book, Attempting Normal, is now out in paperback.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

8/21/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Obama reacts to beheading/ISIL
U.S. Tried to rescue Foley
Slow going in Ferguson
Teachout stays
American Ebola doc to be released
Common Core losing ground in U.S.?

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Roundtable Music 8/20

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