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

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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The Roundtable
10:53 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Orion Book Award Winner "Sightlines" By Kathleen Jamie

  

  With a poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in a collection of fourteen essays in her book, Sightlines, which has won the 2014 Orion Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Jamie roams her native Scottish byways and hills and sails north to encounter whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving personal history with her scrutiny of landscape, she dissects whatever her gaze falls upon from vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea.

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Congressional Corner
10:35 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim Fischer

    In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed July 16, 2014

John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse

John Patrick Shanley and Sarah LaDuke

    John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, Welcome to The Moon, Savage in Limbo, Outside Mullingar, Doubt: A Parable - for stage, the title shortened to Doubt when it was adapted to film.

His new play, The Danish Widow, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theatre on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

7/16/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are Newsman Ray Graf, Political Consultant, Libby Post, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
GM Silence
Cuomo Money
Federal Terrorism Insurance
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Roundtable Music 7/15

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

The Capitol Steps At Cranwell Through 8/31

    

  The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 15, 2014

"The Red Room: A Risk Agent Novel" By Ridley Pearson

  In The Red Room - the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson - John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable and often incompatible duo, team up again, this time in the exotic “city between two worlds,” Istanbul.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim Fischer

    Congress slows in the summer, but campaign season is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — introduces himself to WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Final Novel In Deborah Harkness' "All Souls Trilogy"

  Deborah Harkness is a scholar and writer specializing in the history of science and medicine. She has received numerous awards, including Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships. Currently a professor of history at the University of Southern California, she is the author of the New York Times bestselling All Souls Trilogy, and the final book in that trilogy, The Book of Life, is out today.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Invisible Loves by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
How to Speak Droid with R2-D2: A Communication Manual
Lexicon by Max Barry
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat

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