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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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Windsor Mountain School: A Beloved Berkshire Tradition'

  The Windsor Mountain School in Lenox, Massachusetts was an ahead of its time boarding school that honored diversity and became the first co-ed integrated boarding school in the Berkshires.

After being a target of the Nazi regime, Max and Gertrud Bondy came to America and opened their school in Windsor, Vermont and later moved to Lenox in 1944.

Families like the Belafontes, Poitiers and Campanellas were attracted to the school for its multi-cultural and international curriculum. Then the school closed in 1975.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Rich Honen - Political V. Business Leaders

  Rich Honen discusses how we look differently at political leaders versus business leaders. And imagines Joe as president.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

  The Senate could go to the Republicans on Election Day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the fat lady ain’t singing yet.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 27, 2014

LBJ And Ronald Reagan At The Dawn Of A New America

    In Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and shows how, from 1963 to 1966, these two men—the same age, and driven by the same heroic ambitions—changed American politics forever.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy' By Kathryn Miles

    

  Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall.

Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do.

In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and Associate Editor of the Times Union – Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Ebola Quarantine
Dr. Bassett
Friday School Shooting
MidTerm Cash Flow Issues
Congressional Disapproval

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Crowdsourcing

    

  This morning we will discuss about all the exciting news from the world of crowdsourcing. What was it? What is it? And what will it be?

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox At Troy Saving Bank Music Hall On 10/25

  New York City based pianist Scott Bradlee has become a bit of a pop sensation, earning millions of views on YouTube for his series of music videos that show him with his group -Postmodern Jukebox- performing reworked versions of 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles - like swing, jazz, bluegrass, do-wop, Motown, and ragtime.

Scott Bradlee and Post Modern Jukebox will perform this coming Saturday night at 8 at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Motor City Burning' By Bill Morris

  Bill Morris' new novel is Motor City Burning - in it, Detroit comes alive in a novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Opening Day.

Bill Morris will be reading and signing his new book tonight at the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza at 7PM and he joins us in Studio A this morning. Hi the author of the novels Motor City and All Souls' Day. He is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times and The Washington Post Magazine.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Art Garfunkel Returns To Stage In Hudson Valley Concerts

Art Garfunkel has returned from vocal paresis that threatened his career.

One of the defining voices of American popular music was silenced in recent years. Art Garfunkel’s world-famous counter tenor faded, forcing him off the stage and into vocal rehab.

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