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

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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Playlist

January 14, 2013

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
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission

Nico Muhly
Credit AP

    Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Saratoga Choral Festival

    

  The fourteenth annual Saratoga Choral Festival will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland, including the rarely heard complete Old American Songs for chorus and full orchestra. Also on the program is the music from Bernstein's A Wonderful Town and selections from Candide.

Andrea Goodman joins us now to tell us more.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Kate Burton And Campbell Scott - Selected Shorts At The Mahaiwe 7/19

  

Joe Donahue speaks with Kate Burton.

  Symphony Space's Selected Shorts returns to The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, July 19th at 8pm. The theme of the evening will be Wishes and Dreams.

  

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Campbell Scott.

    Stage and screen stars Kate Burton, Jane Curtin and Campbell Scott perform great short stories at this taping for the hit public radio series.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Eldridge

Credit Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

    Election Day is nearing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Eldridge — a Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is optimistic about the race.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

7/17/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Activist Libby Post and executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Obama on Iran
Russia Sanctions
Clinton Speech
Cuomo Money
Federal Terrorism Insurance
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Roundtable Music 7/16

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18

  Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been busy and away from home for most of the last year, touring in support of their album, Wassaic Way - which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. Nearly a decade after the folk-rock duo put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride.

Sarah Lee and Johnny will play at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA this Friday night at 8 o’clock.

The Roundtable
11:42 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Help Find This Dragon

    In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.

Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Paul Doiron's "The Bone Orchard"

  Bestselling author Paul Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and holds an MFA from Emerson College. His first book, The Poacher's Son, is the winner of the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony awards. His latest book is The Bone Orchard.

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The Roundtable
10:53 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Orion Book Award Winner "Sightlines" By Kathleen Jamie

  

  With a poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in a collection of fourteen essays in her book, Sightlines, which has won the 2014 Orion Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Jamie roams her native Scottish byways and hills and sails north to encounter whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving personal history with her scrutiny of landscape, she dissects whatever her gaze falls upon from vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea.

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