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

November 07, 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
11:26 AM
Red Sails in the Sunset
Artist : Patti Page
Album : OO! What You Do To Me
Label : Dobre 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
10:10 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

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

List:
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York & New England by William Morgan, photographs by Trevor Tondro
The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook from the editors at Good Housekeeping
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

12/17/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
NSA Ruling
Multivitamins?
Doctors Promoting Drugs
Antibacterial Soap Concerns
World's Next Elder Statesman
Stories from the TU

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/16

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 16, 2013

"Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning " By Elizabeth Partridge

  The new book Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is a volume that celebrates one of the 20th century’s most important photographers- led off by and authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge, Lange’s goddaughter.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    Immigration reform appears to have a hit a wall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that lawmakers have been too fixated on the border with Mexico.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Beatles Vs. Stones: A Rivalry's History

Stoked by a rabid tabloid press and international interest the likes of which hasn’t been seen in pop music since, the Beatles-Rolling Stones rivalry was considered overblown even by members of each band. But below the surface, there was plenty of tension and competition, often good-natured but sometimes nasty, especially as the 60s came to a close.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems From Billy Collins

    Two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins has put together his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years.

Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books - Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.

Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

12/16/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Non-Political Homework?
Sheriffs and new gun laws
Polygamy law weakened
Time Warner drops New England News Network
Saudi Prince Criticizes Obama Administration, Citing Indecision in Mideast

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/13

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Gianni Valenti And The Jazz Corner Of The World

    Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker who dubbed it "The Jazz Corner of the World," Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between.

The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs "Birdland" and "Lullabye of Birdland," and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week.

Gianni Valenti is the owner/operator of Birdland Jazz, located on West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City, and he joins us to tell us more about the club.

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