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 21, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
9:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion of Russia and Ukraine.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed April 2, 2014

"Why We Make Things And Why It Matters" By Peter Korn

      Furniture making, practiced as a craft in the twenty-first century, is a decidedly marginal occupation. Yet the view from the periphery can be illuminating. For woodworker Peter Korn, the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one's own volition .

In Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Mayim's Vegan Table

    While she's an actress (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory) with a PhD in neuroscience, at the end of the day Mayim Bialik is a mom, one who knows what it's like to be a busy parent with little time to spend in the kitchen.

She shares the concerns of parents everywhere: when it comes to nutrition and feeding your family, you want healthy meals, but also food that everyone—kids and parents—can enjoy, and a balanced lifestyle that's inexpensive and fuss-free.

Mayim's Vegan Table share more than 100 easy plant-based recipes for dishes that are as good to eat as they are good for you.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

4/2/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and chief of Capital New York's Albany bureau, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
GM
Obamacare
Ryan cuts everything
Cuomo/Lawmakers’ victory lap
Deblasio v Cuomo
Gun Rally

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/1

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue April 1, 2014

5th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival

    

  The Woodstock Writers Festival is a collection of writers and their readers who meet for the weekend in Woodstock, NY from April 3-6th. It is the 4th annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on fiction, biography, journalism and a look at the writing of memoir.

Among the writers who will be on hand are Steven Tobolowsky, Jennifer Clement, Domenica Ruta, MK Asante, J. Michael Lennon and Henry Bushkin. To tell us more we welcome Festival Organizer Martha Frankel and festival headliners Abigail Thomas, Kitty Sheehan and James Howard Kunstler.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Paul Green Rock Academy

    

  The Paul Green Rock Academy is a performance based, interactive music school, built on a method honed over the past 17 years. They believe that the best way to teach most anything, and especially music, is with a hands on approach. Their entire school is dedicated to getting kids playing music in an as authentic way as possible.

Paul Green, founder of The School of Rock, opened The Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, NY about a year ago. On April 8th and 9th the Paul Green Rock Academy will perform at The Bearsville Theatre with special guest, Jon Anderson – playing the music of Yes.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    What should the U.S. do about Ukraine?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he found himself in the extreme minority on that question in the House last week.

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Linguini and Lust: Food and Sex in Italian American Culture

Credit stu_spivack

This Thursday (4/3) Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program and NIDO –are presenting the lecture Linguini and Lust: Food and Sex in Italian American Culture. We’re joined by Fred Gardaphe, a Distinghished Professor of English & Italian Studies at Queens College CUNY, Polly Adema, a Folklorist at Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program, and Rosemarie Calista President of NIDO (NOI Italiani D'Oggi) a Poughkeepsie-based Italian cultures & language community group.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Frog Music by Emma Donahue
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
Lily by Marcia Reiss - Event – 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City by Bill Morgan - Event – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

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