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

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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It’s not just about cooking. With the food landscape changing rapidly, companies are increasingly in need of expertise in food policy, community involvement, global issues, food systems, and much more.

That is why you can now study food history, cultures, and cuisines in the CIA’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in the Applied Food Studies program.

To tell us more, we welcome Beth Forrest - an associate professor of liberal arts here where she teaches the Introduction to Gastronomy course as well as History and Cultures of Europe, Food History, and Global Cuisines and Cultures.

  Also here is Deirdre Murphy who teaches History and Cultures of Asia, a course for juniors and seniors pursuing bachelor’s degrees in culinary management or baking and pastry management. Dr. Murphy also teaches electives in The Ecology of Food and Food and Culture.

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  There is a new kid on the block here at the CIA. Pangea, a pop-up restaurant is currently enjoying a limited run through June of this year. It opened in January.

Pangea showcases a menu that features an array of inspired dishes that both celebrate and bring together the most diverse cultural flavors and influences from around the world. Pangea explores the world’s interconnected foodways while uniting and transforming them.

Chef Theo Roe’s Contemporary Restaurant Cooking course teaches students to prepare and present a plant and grain focused cuisine that emphasizes the flavors and culinary possibilities of cooking with fewer animal proteins and more vegetal elements. And his classroom - is Pangea.

In more than a decade as a member of the CIA faculty, Chef Roe, a 1991 graduate, has also been chef and instructor in the American Bounty Restaurant, and taught several other courses in the college’s degree programs.

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 The Culinary Institute of America is one of the premiere culinary schools in the world. Founded in 1946, the Institute offers a wide array of degree options, including courses in culinary, baking and pastry arts. Classes are also offered to working industry professionals.

Today, we welcome one of the CIA’s leaders - Dr. Michael Sperling. Dr. Sperling is vice president of academic affairs at the CIA, responsible for providing leadership in academic administration and faculty management.

Dr. Sperling joined the CIA administration in 2012 after serving five years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. He joins us this morning to talk about new academic programs and the pleasures of visiting campus.

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Today, The Roundtable broadcasts live from the balcony of the Caterina de' Medici restaurant in the beautiful Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.

For today's abbreviated panel, Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue are joined by Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

 

   The Berkshire International Film Festival is presenting a special cast reunion and screening of the classic 1978 comedy, National Lampoon's Animal House, on Saturday night.

Members of Faber College's infamous Class of 1963 including Karen Allen, Peter Riegert, Mark Metcalf, Martha Smith, Jaime Widdows, and Judy Belushi will be in attendance following the film for a Q&A and a performance by Otis Day to complete the evening at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.

Also in attendance will be the man who was at the helm of the film, director John Landis. Landis became famous for his work on Animal House - going on to direct such films as The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming to America, and The Three Amigos.

  Stacey Morris is a journalist and food writer, who has been working in this region for many years. Her latest project is a cookbook-memoir, Clean Comfort, which tells the story of the author's rocky relationship with food, how the dieting hamster wheel ballooned her weight to 345 pounds, and how she ultimately made her way back to balance and sanity - while loving food.

Hot Yoga

Apr 23, 2015
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  This semester, Natalie Zeunges - a senior at Siena College – has been an intern here at WAMC, helping out behind the scenes with production work on The Roundtable – and she’s been simply great. A huge help and a quick learner. Unfortunately for us, today is here last day here. This interview is her final project.

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As a society, we are eager to use exercise as a means to reduce stress, build strength, lose weight, and feel better. Emerging in our wellness-focused world is the practice of hot yoga—a $27 billion dollar industry, growing in popularity. This relatively new variation of a 5,000 year old discipline provides its practitioners with the myriad benefits of yoga while adding the detoxifying advantages of being in a heated room.  

Cindy Lunsford, Owner of Hot Yoga Saratoga and co-owner of Lake Placid Hot Yoga joins us to tell us more about hot yoga.

There is bipartisan concern over the Iran nuclear framework.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she doesn’t support the deal.

   President Barack Obama gave an address this morning about the drone strike in Pakistan that killed hostages from U.S. and Italy.

To discuss that and other topics we welcome James Ketterer – the director of international academic initiatives at Bard College. He previously served as AMIDEAST country director in Egypt and has worked in government, academia and international development.

4/23/15 Panel

Apr 23, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include Tsarnaev’s Obscene Gesture; VA Scandal Update; Migrant EU Summit; airstrikes in Yemen.

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