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 07, 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
11:26 AM
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre Records
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
11:30 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Out of the Pits' Artful Canine Show at The Way Out Gallery in Rensselaerville, NY

Helen of Troy

We are joined in studio by Cydney Cross (President of Out of the Pits, Inc.), Helene Goldberger (board member), and Helen of Troy - a rescue-turned-therapy dog, to discuss the work that Out of the Pits does to save pitbulls and help their public image. The Artful Canine Show at the Way Out Gallery is a fundraiser for Out of the Pits - with artwork from Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Sue Coe, Dorothy McDevitt, and many others.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 3, 2012

"Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution"

We speak with Linda Hirshman about her book, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. She will be talking about and signing her book this Sunday – July 8th – from 4-5 PM at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale, NY. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Joan Grenier is in Studio A with this week's Book Picks list.

List:

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can do About It by Collins
Corporations are Not People by Jeffrey D. Clements
The People’s Guide to the Federal Budget – National Priorities Project
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjanlian
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
 

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 3, 2012

"Jack Nicholson: The Early Years"

We welcome Chris Fryer to the studio and speak with him about Jack Nicholson: The Early Years - a biography he co-wrote with Robert Crane.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue July 3, 2012

PS21 and Walking the Dog Theatre - "The Cherry Orchard"

Walking the Dog Theater in association with PS21 in Chatham is presenting Anton Chekhov’s, The Cherry Orchard, directed by David Anderson July 5th through the 22nd. We speak with David Anderson, Nancy Rothman and Judy Grunberg about the production.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 3, 2012

"Me the People" by Kevin Bleyer

We welcome Kevin Bleyer, writer for The Daily Show, and speak with him about his new book, Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Warren Zevon's road manager strikes up the cam

George Gruel checking out his old photos

WAMC's Ian Pickus sits down with Troy, New York-based photographer and visual artist George Gruel, former road manager for acclaimed musician Warren Zevon and the author of Lawyers, Guns and Photos: Photographs and Tales of My Adventures with Warren Zevon.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Chester Theatre Company's 23rd Season

from CTC website

Chester Theatre Company’s theme for this summer’s season - their 23rd - is “Uncommon Love Stories,” and they kick off the summer this week with a production of Animals Out of Paper by 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rajiv Joseph.   We speak with artistic director, Byam Stevens, about that show and the rest of the season's offerings.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

The immigration debate entered a new era with President Obama’s recent executive order. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the decision was a smart one.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered at The Norman Rockwell Museum

Marooned, 1909. Howard Pyle (1853-1911) Oil on canvas

The exhibition, Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered will be on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA through October 28. Stephanie Plunkett, chief curator at the Norman Rockwell Museum and Dr. Joyce Schiller, curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at Norman Rockwell Museum join us to tell us more about Howard Pyle and his work.

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