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
10:35 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Scent, Science, And The Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive The World

  There are thousands of working dogs all over the US and beyond with incredible abilities—they can find missing people, detect drugs and bombs, pinpoint unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers, or even find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake.

These abilities may seem magical or mysterious, but Cat Warren shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these creatures’ amazing abilities.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Palminteri Brings 'A Bronx Tale' To Schenectady

Proctors in Schenectady will take on a downstate feel on Sunday, March 22 when Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri performs his one-man show A Bronx Tale, which became a beloved movie of the same name directed by Robert de Niro.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 16, 2015

3/16/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Scheduled topics include: the latest from Ferguson, Robert Durst of HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ is arrested, Loretta Lynch AG confirmation, new cholesterol drugs, and NCAA.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Roundtable Music 3/13

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 13, 2015

'Machine Age Modernism' At The Clark

Sybil Andrews (English, 1898–1992), Rush Hour, 1930. Color linocut on paper, 9 1/8 x 11 9/16 in. Daniel Cowin Collection © Glenbow, Calgary, 2014

  During and just after World Wars I and II in Britain - in an era known as the Machine Age, the tumultuous political climate and the prevalence of industry and mechanization influenced the art created at that time.

Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection is a new exhibition at The Clark in Williamstown, MA. The exhibition features a wide range of lithographs, dry points, woodcut prints and linocuts produced during the period exploring themes such as cityscapes, war, industrial technology, rural farming, sport, and leisure activity.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Soul Food Love

  In May 2012, bestselling author Alice Randall penned an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Black Women and Fat,” chronicling her quest to be “the last fat black woman” in her family. She turned to her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, for help.

Together they overhauled the way they cook and eat, translating recipes and traditions handed down by generations of black women into easy, affordable, and healthful—yet still indulgent—dishes, such as Peanut Chicken Stew, Red Bean and Brown Rice Creole Salad, Fiery Green Beans, and Sinless Sweet Potato Pie.

Their new book: Soul Food Love relates the authors’ fascinating family history, explores the often fraught relationship African-American women have had with food, and looks to reinvent the idea of Soul Food.

Congressional Corner
10:58 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

Most of the pre-campaign talk has surrounded old names in politics: Bush and Clinton.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that some other candidates still have a shot.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Ideas Matter - The Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballad Project

  Today in our Ideas Matter segment we check in with Mass Humanities to discuss an online Humanities resource, the American Antiquarian Society’s new collection exhibit, the Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballad Project, or, as Thomas called it, “Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar.”

We are joined by Molly Hardy, ACLS Public Fellow and Digital Humanities Curator at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, and project manager of the Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballad project, and Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for Mass Humanities. With them, we will explore this online collection of popular music materials from the early 1800’s, including the use and reuse of popular tunes during the early nineteenth century, which, we as we learned this week from the Pharrell Williams/Marvin Gaye trail outcome, would be seen as plagiarism today.

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri March 13, 2015

The Limits Of Liberty In Modern America

David Shipler reported for the New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington DC. He is the author of six books including the best sellers Russia, and The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew which won the Pulitzer Prize.

His new book, Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America, is an examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from court rooms to class rooms.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 13, 2015

3/13/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include Albany Email Farce, Missing Putin?, Secret Service Probe, Ferguson Unrest, and headlines from The Times Union.

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