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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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Sinbad At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall On 1/16

      Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-ups of all time, actor and comedian Sinbad has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for the past three decades. He tells stories, and the basis of these stories and his humor is everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. He has built a loyal following by talking with his audiences and finding the humor in the embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life. He also has a great ability to make the mundane sound profound without being profane.

He will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on January 16th.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 15, 2014

1/15/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Chief of Capital New York's Albany Bureau, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
New Surveillance Guidelines
NSA Pathway
Net Neutrality
Bill Owens
Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ruling

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/14

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Rich Honen - What Makes A Bad President?

  In a Fox News poll in December 2013, 28% responded that Obama was one of the worst presidents while a similar number—22% -- rated him as great or the greatest.

What makes a bad president? Who else is in the running? And how can a sitting president be viewed by roughly equal amounts of people simultaneously as the best and the worst? Rich Honen joins us to discuss these questions.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 14, 2014

"Phil Jackson: The Lord Of The Rings" By Peter Richmond

  Millerton resident Peter Richmond is a renowned sportswriter whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone among others. His journalism has been included in a dozen different anthologies, including Best American Sportswriting of the Twentieth Century.

His previous books include The Glory Game with co-author Frank Gifford, and Badasses. In his new biography is Phil Jackson: The Lord of the Rings, Richmond gives an account of the life of the legendary coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.

Richmond will be speaking Saturday at Oblong Books at 6PM in Millerton.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue January 14, 2014

EepyBird's "How To Build A Hovercraft"

  From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views) comes a collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Their book is How to Build a Hovercraft.

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane that will fly forever, and many more.

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are the mad scientists behind EepyBird. Best known as "the Coke and Mentos guys," their viral videos have been seen over 150 million times. They experiment with soda and candy, sticky notes, paper airplanes, shampoo, plywood, and more, searching for ways to transform these everyday objects into something new and unforgettable. They are based in Buckfield, Maine. Half of the duo, Stephen Voltz joins us.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

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

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

1/14/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Christie - Part 2
Obamacare Update
A-Rod
Wrong Airport
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Roundtable Music 1/13

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon January 13, 2014

"How To Work A Room"

  How To Work A Room by Susan RoAne is the classic bestselling self-help book on improving communication and socialization skills in business and life, giving you the confidence and tools to walk into any room and shine.

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