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 20, 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
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Season of the Witch
Artist : Donovan
Album : Sunshine Superman
Label : Epic
11:28 AM
Time to Run
Artist : Lord Huron
Album : Lonesome Dreams
Label : IAmSound
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Michael Kicinski - Part 1

Central New York has alternated between parties when it comes to representation in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for a change in leadership.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Alice Feiring at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

We welcome Alice Feiring, author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is a recipient of the James Beard award and the 2011 Louis Roederer International Wine Writer’s Award for blog/on-line wine writing.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Big Apple Circus in Lake George, NY

The traveling Big Apple Circus is ending its 34th season this weekend in Lake George, New York, just weeks before the start of their 35th season in September. We went under the Big Top to talk with a trio of performers who have worked in the ring since childhood and now are at the height, sometimes literally, of their professions.

Politics
9:36 am
Wed July 25, 2012

"America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom"

Michael Ian Black is a liberal comedian. Meghan McCain is a conservative commentator. The unlikely duo took a road trip across the country to discuss and study the state of political discourse in America. The result: America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

Elections
9:08 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Question of the Day - Leaks?

On the eve of a trip abroad intended to burnish his credentials to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney accused Obama administration officials of betraying the country by leaking national security secrets for their own political gain and failing to stand up to adversaries like China, Russia and Iran. Do you believe leaks are ever appropriate and if so, why?

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Jesse Feiler - Government Apps and Info

Jesse Feiler is back in Studio A - this month's topic: the latest in government apps and information.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 24, 2012

13th Annual Austerlitz Blueberry Festival

Old Austerlitz in Austerlitz, NY is a living history museum of post-and-beam houses, a granary, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, Christian church and other historic buildings. On Sunday, July 29th, the Austerlitz Historical Society will hold its 13th Annual Blueberry Festival on the grounds of Old Austerlitz Village. Barbara Willner and Cathy Grier tell us more.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Dan Lamb - Part 2

Politicians across New York have had to focus on hydrofracking. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dam Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is wary about pursuing hydraulic fracturing.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Saratoga Choral Festival 2012

The 12th annual Saratoga Choral Festival concert takes place Friday night at July 27th at 8pm at the Spa Little Theatre in Saratoga Springs. Directing the Choir will be Dr. Andrea Goodman who currently serves as the director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Northern Berkshire Chorale in Western Massachusetts.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

Amy Lane from The Open Door Bookstore is back in Studio A with another great list of titles for you to enjoy.

List:
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean
Beyond the Blue Horizon by Brian Fagan
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bordugo
Red Car, Red Bus by Susan Steggall
 

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