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
12:00 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

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The Roundtable
10:30 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Environmentalist Gus Speth

  Few issues today command our attention more than that of climate change, and few people have been tracking it longer or have spent more of their lives trying to understand and form policy to respond to it than Gus Speth.

An abbreviated list of his environmental posts includes founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Environmental Advisor to Presidents Carter and Clinton, Chair of the UN Development Group, and Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

His new memoir is Angels by the River.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Dr. Lee Miringoff - Director Of The Marist Institute For Public Opinion

    

  Just since Election day in November, there has been a spike in President Obama’s approval ratings. From time to time, we extend our panel to have a debrief on big issues.

In our RT Debrief this morning, Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, a research center and home of the Marist Poll, joins us.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 19, 2015

1/19/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, NYPIRG’s Legislative Director Blair Horner and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf.

Topics include U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba, Panetta on Paris Attacks, Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Rights for Gay Couples, Obama Seeks to Raise Taxes on Wealthy.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Albany Symphony's All Scottish Program At The Palace 1/17

Credit Linda Nylind

  This Saturday at 7:30pm at The Palace in Albany, The Albany Symphony will present all-Scottish program featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise, and the US premiere of Julia Wolfe’s rISE and fLY concerto written specially for percussionist Colin Currie.

  We are joined this morning by Albany Symphony’s Maestro David Alan Miller, afore mentioned composer and co-founder of Bang on a Can, Julia Wolfe, and solo and chamber percussionist, Colin Currie.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Classical Music According To Yehuda #142

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss baroque music and Danish Composer Dieterich Buxtehude hearing his Tocatta and Fuge in F Major.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Final 'Odd Thomas' Novel 'Saint Odd' By Dean Koontz

    

  Dean Koontz has sold over 400-Million copies of his books, fourteen of which have been number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Koontz is one of a 12 writers ever to have achieved that milestone, and 14 of his books have been number one in paperback. Rolling Stone has called him America’s most popular suspense novelist.

Koontz won ever more fans with his popular Odd Thomas series. Now, Koontz brings the series to a close with the final book, Saint Odd. He returns to our program for the 20th time!

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    For Congressman Chris Gibson, it’s the beginning of the end.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his goals for his final term.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Ideas Matter - Disability History Museum

  

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.

Today we check in with Mass Humanities to find out about the Disability History Museum, an online resource and archive that focuses on the history of disability and disability policy in the United States.

We are joined by Laurie Block, founder of the DHM, and Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for Mass Humanities. With them, we will explore the value and creation of online digital humanities resources, as well as this amazing collection of materials on the history of disability.

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