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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Playlist

November 16, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:26 AM
Go Ahead
Artist : Rilo Kiley
Album : Take Offs and Landings
Label : Barsuk Records
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album :
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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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

7/15/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, corporate lawyer Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP, and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Citibank Settlement
Immigration Legislation
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Roundtable Music 7/14

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon July 14, 2014

"Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep

Credit Richard Lovrich

    Smokey Joe’s Café - a musical revue featuring primarily the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It has the distinction of being longest running revue on Broadway.

Better than that, though, it has just a ton of incredibly fun and iconic songs.

Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY presents Smokey Joe’s Café Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, August 10 and we are fortunate to be joined at The Linda by that production's musical director, Benet Braun and cast members Christopher Brasfield, Justin Scott Brown, Laura D’andre, Lulu Fall, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones, Benjamin Mapp, Correy West, Jason Veasey.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 14, 2014

"Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature And Meaning Of Psychiatry" By Tom Burns

    Much is written about psychiatry, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? For good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, criticized on the one hand as an instrument of social control, while on the other the latest developments in neuroscience are trumpeted as lasting solutions to mental illness.

Which of these strikingly contrasting positions should we believe? In Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry, throughout alert to where psychiatry helps, and where it is imperfect. What is clear is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to what makes us human in the first place. and the drive to relieve the suffering they cause is even more human.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    President Obama says he can’t rely on Congress to take action on immigration.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that common sense reforms are needed right away.

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