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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Playlist

September 28, 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
11:12 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Brad Sherwood At Proctors On 2/8

  Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Who’s Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of improvisational comedy at Proctor’s in Schenectady on February 8th.

Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes … just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’!

Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

    The impact of President Obama’s speech on surveillance last week remains to be seen.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that massive data collection among American citizens is troublesome.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Front Parlor Storytelling At The Linda On 2/8

  There is no better way to connect with someone than through sharing stories.

Since February 2011, a community of storytellers has gravitated to the monthly Front Parlor Series events in Troy and Albany. From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, the Front Parlor has provided a stage for some of the most engaging and talked about stories in the capital region. On February 8th at The Linda in Albany, NY - Front Parlor will celebrate its third year, showcasing eight of these storytellers, with special guest, Jeff Simmermon, who has told his awe-inspiring stories on The Moth and This American Life.

Front Parlor hosts are Abby Lublin and Gregor Wynnyczuk and they join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon January 27, 2014

"My Foreign Cities" By Elizabeth Scarboro

      When she was just seventeen, independent and ambitious Elizabeth Scarboro fell in love with irreverent and irresistible Stephen. She knew he had cystic fibrosis, that he was expected to live only until the age of thirty or so, and that soon she’d have a choice to make.

She could set out to travel, date, and lead the adventurous life she’d imagined, or she could be with Stephen, who came with an urgency of his own. In choosing him, Scarboro embraced another kind of adventure—simultaneously joyous and heartrending—staying with Stephen and building a life in the ten years they’d have together. The illness would be present in the background of their lives and then ever-more-insistently in the foreground.

Scarboro tells her story of fierce love and its limitations with humor, grace, and remarkable bravery in My Foreign Cities. It is a portrait of a young couple approaching mortality with reckless abandon, gleefully outrunning it for as long as they can.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

1/27/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
State of the Union Preview
Obama on Sexual Abuse
Woman off Ventilator
Mall Shooting
Liberal McCain

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/24

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri January 24, 2014

The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia At The Mahaiwe

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's "Frederick"

Founded in 1972, The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is a touring children’s theatre whose productions incorporate whimsical puppets. The company has a global audience, having performed for over four million spectators on four continents.

They will perform their stage adaptation of Leo Lionni’s exquisitely crafted Caldecott Honor books Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch By Inch on Sunday, January 26th at 2pm at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA.

Swimmy is a tiny fish who uses ingenuity to fend off danger; Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience; and the third story is about a lovable inchworm who shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. The show features an assortment of innovative puppetry styles and imaginative lighting techniques.

Jim Morrow is Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Artistic Director, a position he has held since 1991.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #122

  In today’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of romanticism, playing several examples of horn calls.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Schenectady Civic Players Present "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure"

    The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer Irene Adler. With Dr. Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler - and in doing so marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Schenectady Civic Players presents Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure - a spirited, fast-moving adaptation by Steven Dietz, directed by Aaron Holbritter – who joins us now along with his Holmes: Tom Templeton and Irene Adler, Erin Waterhouse.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

    After months of gridlock in Washington, a budget agreement was reached.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s good news for the Nutmeg State in the deal.

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