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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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

1/8/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, Daily Gazette editor, Judy Patrick, and Capital New York report Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
Gates on Obama
Senate on Benefits
Hillary Clinton Money
NY State of the State

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/7

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Legendary Rock Writer Ben Fong-Torres Is "Willin'"

Ben Fong-Torres with Sir Paul on a Wings tour.

The band Little Feat might be little remembered among casual music fans, but like many of its 60s and 70s brethren, the band has soldiered on through brief pop stardom, band deaths and the disagreements that often derail rock groups forever.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 7, 2014

"Good Kings, Bad Kings" By Susan Nussbaum

Proclaimed by the Chicago Tribune as a joy for readers-Susan Nussbaum’s made her debut as the 2012 winner of Barbra King Solver’s Pen Bellwether prize, for socially engaged fiction.

Inspired by Nussbaum’s personal experiences and told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Good Kings, Bad Kings, pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated life inside the walls of an institution for young adults with disabilities.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Republicans have controlled the House since after the 2010 midterms.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP could keep the House two elections later.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue January 7, 2014

"The Willpower Instinct" By Dr. Kelly McGonigal

    

  As a health psychologist, Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s job is to help people manage stress and make positive changes in their lives. After years of watching people try to control their bodies, emotions, and choices, she realized that much of what they believed about willpower was sabotaging their success and creating unnecessary stress.

It became clear that many scientific insights about self-control had not yet become part of public understanding. This led to the creation of Kelly’s Stanford University course, “The Science of Willpower,” which has helped hundreds of people achieve their goals by understanding the science behind why we give in to temptation, and how we can find the strength to resist.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

   This week's Book Picks come to us from Hannah Moushabeck from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb
Warning Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
Defy by Sara B. Larson
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

1/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Newsman, Ray Graf. Meteorologist, Paul Caiano, will join us for part of the show to talk about the record breaking cold weather.

Topics include:
Utah - Supreme Court
Cheney Out of Race
Yellen In
Polar Vortex
Biden in Albany
Burglary Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/6

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon January 6, 2014

"The Big Picture: America In Panorama"

 At the turn of the twentieth century, innovations in photographic technology and an American culture of optimism and self-celebration helped create panoramic group photography. Organizations famed and obscure commissioned images that sometimes encompassed a full 360 degrees. No public event, be it circus, train wreck, or Army-Navy football game, was too grand or too humble to deserve its own wide-angle commemoration.

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