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

December 17, 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
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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The Roundtable
11:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Seeger Fest July 17-21

    Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.

The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Sir Paul In Albany

    A musician, musicologist, professor, and chair of Skidmore’s Music Department, Gordon Thompson has been studying British popular music in general and The Beatles in particular for almost 20 years.

His book Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out, brought a fresh take on a well-known subject through interviews with artist-and-repertoire managers, music directors, recording engineers, songwriters, and session musicians active in London in that decade.

He joins us to talk about what it means to have Paul McCartney playing The Times Union Center in Albany, NY this coming weekend.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed July 2, 2014

"Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s" By Tom Doyle

    Sir Paul McCartney is performing at The Times Union Center in Albany, NY this weekend.

As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, McCartney seemed like a man adrift—intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings.

But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

7/2/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, and Executive Editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Ukraine
US Out of FIFA World Cup
Cannibal cop case blurs the line between fantasy and reality
Libous indictment
Bubble about to burst?

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Roundtable Music 7/1

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador"

    Gabriel Kahane is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, February House was produced by The Public in New York City.

His latest album, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 1, 2014

"Capital of the World" by Charlene Mires

    From 1944 to 1946, as the world pivoted from the Second World War to an unsteady peace, Americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream. The newly-created United Nations needed a meeting place, a central place for global diplomacy—a Capital of the World.

But what would it look like, and where would it be? Author Charlene Mires share the history with us.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Congressional Corner With Carolyn Maloney

    Mass shootings have become an unsettling norm.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for Congress to make some meaningful reforms.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Chris Carter Remembers "X-Files" And The Decade That Spawned It

Chris Carter.

It was the decade that gave us OJ, Lewinsky, Seinfeld and Titanic, but also a robust economy and relative peace, and now the 1990s are getting their due.

National Geographic Channel is airing a six-part miniseries called The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?, which examines the politics, pop culture and emerging technology of the era. Few television programs were as influential then as The X-Files, which ran for nine seasons, spawned two movies, and had Americans looking to the skies.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Tween Hobo: Off the Rails by Alena Smith (event at Rhinebeck store, Fri, 7/18, 7pm)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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