The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9 a.m.

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
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/8

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 8, 2014

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe

The Force Awakens was recently unveiled as the title of a movie George Lucas swore for years would never be made: Star Wars Episode 7. But unlike for the previous six installments, this time Lucas is retired, an informal adviser whose empire has been turned over to Disney. It is time for a new hope.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 8, 2014

The Piano Guys' "A Family Christmas" At The Palace Tonight

  

  Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."

Following the success of The Piano Guys' first two major label releases, "The Piano Guys" and "The Piano Guys 2," the group released their holiday album, "A Family Christmas" last year. "A Family Christmas" puts The Piano Guys' signature twist on such Christmas classics as "Silent Night," "Good King Wenceslas" and "Angels We Have Heard On High."

They will be at The Palace in Albany, NY tonight.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

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  Immigration was a politically charged issue before President Obama outlined executive actions.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a reasonable bill might be able to pass the House — if it ever got to the floor.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Barack Obama In The White House

  Chuck Todd is NBC News Political Director and the moderator of Meet the Press the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent as well as host of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

12/8/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/5

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

'Throw Me On The Burn Pile And Light Me Up' - Sundance Theatre Lab At MASS MoCA

Lucy Alibar
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  Academy Award-nominated Lucy Alibar, whose stage play was adapted into the award-winning film Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been working on her latest, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up with the Sundance Theatre Lab, in residency for two weeks at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.

There will be a performance of the work at the museum's Club B10 tomorrow night at 8pm.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #140


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Yehuda Hanani and Alan Chartock continue to discuss memory and Yehuda relates a story about one of his students.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Pop-Up Book Superstar Robert Sabuda At Oblong Books In Rhinebeck

  The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Alphabet, Robert Sabuda's classic pop-up title - that was his first New York Times Bestseller - has just been released. As part of the roll-out of the title he'll be appearing at a special events sponsored by Oblong Books and Music during the Rhinebeck Sinterklaas Festival on December 6th at 4pm.

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