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

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu April 3, 2014

"Stokely: A Life" By Peniel E. Joseph

    

  Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966.

A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night.

In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, using his life as a prism through which to view the transformative African American freedom struggles of the twentieth century.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Listener Essay - Folding Laundry

    Pamela Ethington is a writer who divides her time between Syracuse, where her home is, and Woodstock, N.Y., where her heart is. Her work has been published in New Millenium Writings. She is a student of author Martha Frankel in Woodstock.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater

    

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special performance of Dvorak's monumental choral masterpiece, Stabat Mater, with Albany Pro Musica and four brilliant vocal soloists on April 5 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.

Our friend, Maestro David Alan Miller, joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Metroland 4/3/14

          Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu April 3, 2014

518Life Magazine

    

  A new lifestyle magazine with in-depth articles focusing on what it means to live in the Capital Region is making its debut this spring.

518Life, from the Times Union's magazine division, will be published monthly and include home and health care coverage previously found in the Times Union's other magazines, HealthyLife and Life@Home.

The debut issue, for example, features a cover story, "The Changing Face of the Capital Region," which examines the increasingly diverse population and the factors driving it. That article is by Chris Churchill, who joins us this morning. We are also joined by the Executive Editor of the magazine, Janet Reynolds.

The Roundtable
10:20 am
Thu April 3, 2014

President Jimmy Carter Commentary

   Helen Desfosses is an Instructor in Public Policy at the Osher (pronounced OH-sher) Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu April 3, 2014

President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"

  Former President Jimmy Carter has written his 28th book: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.

He writes about his concern that for political or religious reasons, more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in every war during that same span of time.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

4/3/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Fort Hood
SCOTUS Political Donation Cap
Campaign spending polls
ACA Numbers
Texas Abortion lawsuit

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/2

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed April 2, 2014

"A Man Called Destruction" By Holly George-Warren

    Alex Chilton’s story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward.

Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star, Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter, coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton’s legacy, ushering him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010.

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