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
1:11 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Wendy Wunder - The Pobability of Miracles

In Wendy Wonder’s debut novel, The Probability of Miracles, we’re brought into the life of 17 year old Campbell, who has been diagnosed with cancer. In a race to complete her bucket list, she finds herself in ridiculous situations, falling in love for the first time, and most of all, finds out who she really is.

Wendy's Website

Music: The Lennings - You're the One That I Want

The Roundtable
12:02 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Tommy Stinson's Tools for Timkatec Benefit at Helsinki Hudson

Emily, Tommy, and Chip outside The Linda

Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Guns N'Roses, Soul Asylum) presents a benefit for Tools for Timkatec in Haiti at Helsinki Hudson on Tuesday, April 10 at 8pm.

Tommy Stinson speaks with us about his recent work and the benefit, and Emily Jane Roberts, and Chip Roberts join him in playing a few songs from One Man Mutiny.

Congressional Corner
11:05 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy - Part 2

The debate over the future of entitlement programs like Medicare often splits along partisan lines. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the government can take several steps to ensure Medicare’s future.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow speaks with us about finishing her dissertation, moving to Lesbianville, USA, starting in radio, and how her MSNBC show works.

Congressional Corner
11:55 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy - Part 1

Longtime Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is in his final few months of service. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is ready to take his place in the upper chamber.

The Roundtable
11:48 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Michael Kaiser - President of the Kennedy Center

Last week Michael Kaiser, the President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave a talk at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY entitled, "Great Art, Well Marketed." On his way back to D.C., he stopped by our studio to talk about his past work and future plans.

The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri April 6, 2012

The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two

We welcome Piers Paul Read (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors) to the show and speak with him about The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two.

The Roundtable
2:31 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf

We speaks with James Dodson about his book American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf.

The Roundtable
2:27 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project

Kat Koppett (co-director of improve group Mopco, Mark Fleisher (Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival), Leigh Strimbeck (WAM Theatre co-founder and Artistic Advisor) tell us about the second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.

The Roundtable
2:18 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hot Cripple

Hogan Gorman's book is entitled Hot Cripple: An Incurable Smart-ass Takes on the Health Care System and Lives to Tell the Tale.

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