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 19, 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
Mama You Been On My Mind
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Grace (Legacy Edition)
Label : Columbia/Legacy
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 3, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

Nicole Furnee and Dianne Ortmann from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Hild by Nicola Griffith
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw
Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton - Event at Chatham Bookstore 12/8, 2-4p. There will be original works from this book are on display at the store Dec 8-January 30)
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis by Lea Van Der Vinde

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

12/3/13 Panel

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

Topics include:
Train Derailment
Underachieving Congress
RNC Tweet
Amazon Drones
New York Magazine
TU Stories

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Roundtable Music 12/2

The Roundtable
11:33 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Rock Writer Tony Fletcher Was Once A Boy About Town

Tony Fletcher, a writer now living in the Hudson Valley, shares an origin story with many of the British rockers he has spent a lifetime chronicling: modest beginnings on sometimes rough London streets, a single-parent home, an early obsession with records, band trivia, and ear-thumping shows.

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The Roundtable
11:03 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"The App Generation" By Howard Gardner And Katie Davis

  For the current generation of youth- an app at the fingertips is the natural way to address almost any task. Their fluent use of mobile apps from an early age makes them different from all previous generations - even from young adults who grew up with the internet.

There is much speculation about the impact of this constant immersion in new technologies. Do apps open new horizons, or limit creativity? Do today’s youth have a firmer or a more fragmented sense of identity? Are social media enriching young peoples’ lives or impoverishing their relationships?

In the new book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and digital media expert Katie Davis look at original research that illuminates these important questions.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bernie Sanders

    Budget talks in Washington are heating up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his focus is on protecting working Americans.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"A Christmas Carol" At CapRep

 In Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - five actors portray over 20 characters.

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitations is re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, the highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays!

The show is currently running at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY and stars our friend, Kevin McGuire as “Mr. Bah-Humbug” himself, Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 2, 2013

#GivingTuesday With CFGCR And The Red Cross

 

#GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013 – that’s tomorrow!

Karen Bilowith President and CEO of The Community Foundation for the Great Capital Region and Gary Striar, CEO for the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

12/2/13 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:
Health Care Site Status
Fast Food Strike
Train Derailment

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Roundtable Music 11/27

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