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
10:10 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells in The Book of Mormon

Andrew Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in the Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon. He left the show recently, after more than a year on Broadway, and will appear on the NBC comedy, The New Normal, which premieres in September, and in the second season of Girls when it returns to HBO. The first season's finale aired on June 17th.

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The Roundtable
9:36 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Jesse Ventura - "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government"

We welcome Jesse Ventura back to the show and talk with him about his latest book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Bob Tarte - Kitty Cornered

It began with one cat when Bob Tarte married his wife Linda. He grudgingly let Agnes become a member of the house hold. Then slowly doves, parrots, rabbits, and more cats we added to the family. And then Tarte became Kitty Cornered. His newest addition Frannie and five other incorrigible cats seized control of his house and made it their home.

The Roundtable
11:36 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg (Diner, Police Academy, and Three Men and a Baby) joins us to talk about his new memoire, The Guttenberg Bible.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 21, 2012

An Evening of Adirondack Music with Doug Irving and Friends at The Linda

Doug Irving joins us to talk about his music and the event "An Evening of Adirondack Music with Doug Irving and Friends at The Linda" at The Linda this Friday.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

Student loans have become a major election season issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that partisan gridlock is to blame for the delay in solving the interest rate debate.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Matthew Sweet on his once and future Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet

WAMC's Ian Pickus catches up with alt-rock hero Matthew Sweet, who is performing his landmark 1991 album Girlfriend in its entirety at The Egg in Albany, New York on June 22. His most recent album is 2011's Modern Art.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Stephanie J. Block - "Anything Goes"

Stephanie J. Block in Anything Goes

Stephanie J. Block plays Reno Sweeney in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes currently running on Broadway. The show is produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company and will close on August 5th.

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The Roundtable
9:34 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Shawn Colvin - Diamond in the Ruff

 

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, three time Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. 

As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.

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The Roundtable
9:15 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Roundtable Question of the Day - Deal with the heat?

What do you do to beat the heat and now blow your energy budget?

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