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.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187ee3ce1c8156e5bf76f41|5187edcfe1c8156e5bf76f38

Pages

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue December 9, 2014

'The Secret Garden' At TheRep

  With a soaring score by Lucy Simon and book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman, the musical adaptation of The Secret Garden is currently running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY.

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the CapRep production of the story of Mary Lennox, the orphaned girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen, features a talented cast – many of whom also provide the instrumentation for the show.

Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill is the Producing Artistic Director at CapRep and the director of their production of The Secret Garden, which runs through Dec. 21st.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane atThe Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist by Chad Orzel
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Study of Pose by Steven Sebring
What If? by Randall Munroe
Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma
Molecules by Theodore Gray
Living Language: Dothraki by David J. Peterson
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

12/9/14 Panel

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

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

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/8

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 8, 2014

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe

The Force Awakens was recently unveiled as the title of a movie George Lucas swore for years would never be made: Star Wars Episode 7. But unlike for the previous six installments, this time Lucas is retired, an informal adviser whose empire has been turned over to Disney. It is time for a new hope.

Read more
The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 8, 2014

The Piano Guys' "A Family Christmas" At The Palace Tonight

  

  Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."

Following the success of The Piano Guys' first two major label releases, "The Piano Guys" and "The Piano Guys 2," the group released their holiday album, "A Family Christmas" last year. "A Family Christmas" puts The Piano Guys' signature twist on such Christmas classics as "Silent Night," "Good King Wenceslas" and "Angels We Have Heard On High."

They will be at The Palace in Albany, NY tonight.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

Credit http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Immigration was a politically charged issue before President Obama outlined executive actions.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a reasonable bill might be able to pass the House — if it ever got to the floor.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Barack Obama In The White House

  Chuck Todd is NBC News Political Director and the moderator of Meet the Press the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent as well as host of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown.

Read more
The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

12/8/14 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/5

Pages