The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9 a.m.

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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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Morgan Rhodes - Gathering Darkness

Credit Photo by Shanon Fujioka

Two years ago Morgan Rhodes took the world by storm with first novel in her Falling Kingdoms series. Now the third book, Gathering Darkness, has hit the shelves, and Rhodes is not holding back any punches. The new novel has the kingdoms under the iron fist of the King of Blood, and a all of its characters out for vengeance,  as they make a mad dash for the mythical Kindred. But with everyone fighting each other, who can you trust?

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  An Albany hero might soon get a long-denied Medal of Honor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Henry Johnson deserves the recognition.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Fri December 12, 2014

'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good' By Jan Karon

  Fans of the Mitford novels, rejoice: Father Tim Kavanagh is back and coping with retirement.

Jan Karon returns to Mitford in her new novel, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Listener Essay - It's Over!

  Barbara Redfield lives in Big Indian, NY.   She is a teacher, writer and artist.

It's Over!

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Secret Sidekicks Of History

  In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How, The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History is an offbeat illustrated history reveals people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way.

Jenny Volvovski, one of the co-authors, joins us.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

12/12/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/11

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu December 11, 2014

'Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, And Me' By Lucinda Franks

    

    In Timeless, a literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, one of the great men of our time.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Dar Williams Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Her First Album, 'The Honesty Room'

    This Saturday, December 13, renowned singer-songwriter Dar Williams will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her debut album, The Honesty Room at The Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA. She will play present-day takes on the 13 singular songs featured on The Honesty Room, performed in its entirety for the first time ever. Jill Sobule will open the show.

Dar joins us to talk about the tour, the songs, and her upcoming "Christians, Pagans & Other Hipsters" holiday concert at The Bell House in Brooklyn on 12/26.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his upbringing.

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