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

September 25, 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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty took office just after Newtown.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that not enough gun reform has taken place since then.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue January 21, 2014

"The Mountaintop" At CapRep

    In The Mountaintop by Katori Hall; it’s the eve of his assassination and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Brandon Jones) cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime—when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young hotel maid (Liz Morgan) pushes King into a confrontation with his doubts, fears, and haunting premonitions.

The man behind the public image and the great ideals that formed a new America come alive in a soul-stirring hit play from London and Broadway that is currently running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY – directed by Nick Mangano.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Gail King of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadahota
Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody
(other books by Matthew Cody: Powerless, Super, and Villainous [Fall 2014])
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

1/21/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Syria
Christie Troubles
Wendy Davis - Texas
Cuomo Budget
Aging Study
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/20

The Roundtable
10:48 am
Mon January 20, 2014

"On Such A Full Sea" By Chang-Rae Lee

    Novelist Chang-rae Lee is known for his sober depictions of the world as we know it - family, immigration, war - and that makes his newest novel, On Such A Full Sea, something of a departure.

The new novel takes place in a chilling dystopia, a century or so beyond the present, where abandoned post-industrial cities like Baltimore have been converted into forced labor colonies and populated with immigrant workers. China is a distant, mythical memory.

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Congressional Corner
10:35 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

  All of a sudden, we’re approaching another election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats are facing an uphill climb to retake the House.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Thomas Maier On The Couple Who Taught America How to Love

   Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

1/20/14 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:
Sochi Concerns
Hoboken v. Christie
Obama on NSA
Obama on Pot
Cuomo Rips Far Right
Superbowl

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/17

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