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

November 29, 2012

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
10:50 AM
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Artist : The Temptations
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Motown
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Vegetables
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : Wild Honey/Smiley Smile
Label : Capitol
11:26 AM
Catalina
Artist : Allah-Las
Album : Allah-Las
Label : Innovative Leisure
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
10:40 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ben Taylor At Helsinki Hudson 4/18

    A self-described "late bloomer" musically, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Taylor didn't start singing until his early 20s.

The hesitation is understandable, given the daunting example of success set by his parents, James Taylor and Carly Simon. While Ben thought of other vocations he could pursue, including wilderness guide or martial arts instructor, he was eventually drawn into the family business.

Ben Taylor will play Helsinki Hudson on April 18th.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon April 14, 2014

A Listener Essay To Welcome The Spring

    Martha Holmes is a writer living with four chickens, four cats, two horses, one dog and one husband, in Gallatin, NY.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Long Mile Home Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

    

  One year ago today, the city of Boston and its marathon and people were victim of terrifying act of terrorism.

Boston Globe journalists, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell have written a book entitled Long Mile Home Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice which tells the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation’s and the world’s emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Shootings at Jewish Centers in Kansas
Ukraine
Fed Government pulls back in land dispute
NY on the economic upswing?
NSA

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/11

The Roundtable
11:40 am
Fri April 11, 2014

"Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away" By Rebecca Goldstein

    

  Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news?

In her new book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #131

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the arpeggione.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Hancock Shaker Village

    The 750-acre Hancock Shaker Village operates as a living-history museum open to the public with 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts in rotating exhibits, a full schedule of activities and workshops, a mile-long hiking trail and picnic areas, a Village Store and Village Cafe, and a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock.

They kick of their busy season this Saturday, April 12th with Baby Animals!

Shawn Hartley Hancock is the Director of Marketing & Communications at Hancock Shaker Village and she joins along with Shaker Singers - Todd Burdick, Margaret Carlough, Jim Day, Stephanie Guelpa, and Julie Smith.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri April 11, 2014

"The Other Language" By Francesca Marciano

  In The Other Language, Francesca Marciano, the acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild, gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change—in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures—to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.

Francesca Marciano will be in Albany today participating in two New York State Writer's Institute events.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Ideas Matter - Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

    

  In this week's Ideas Matter segment, we learn about Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a new film by Larry Hott that was funded in part by MASS Humanities. We are joined by filmmaker Larry Hott and by Hayley Wood, Senior Program Officer at Mass Humanities.

WGBY-57 presents the world premiere of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America at The Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA at 4pm on Sunday, April 13th.

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