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

October 26, 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
I Don’t Recall
Artist : Lavender Diamond
Album : Incorruptible Heart
Label : Paracadute
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
10:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Author And Dog Lunatic, David Rosenfelt

    David Rosenfelt has done it again. Told with his characteristic humor and wit his new book, Hounded is a heartfelt story about family and a page-turning legal thriller.

Rosenfelt will be in Saratoga tonight from 7-10 for "An Evening with Best Selling Author David Rosenfelt" To Benefit the Saratoga County Animal Shelter presented by Friends of Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Sarah Knight of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny - Event 7/29 - 6 PM Northshire Manchester
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
The Heist by Daniel Silva
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Junior Bender Series by Tim Hallinan
Fetch the Devil: The Sierra Diablo Murders and Nazi Espionage in America by Clint Richmond

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

7/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

New York News
4:07 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Addresses Times' Moreland Report

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since a potentially damaging news about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development Monday in Buffalo. But the story continues to dog the governor.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

James Naughton, Erik Tarloff On "Cedars" at BTG

In a world premiere, two-time Tony Award Winner James Naughton takes the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage as Gabe in a one-man comedy, a raw and witty exploration of an estranged father-son relationship.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 28, 2014

"Anna and Solomon” At Battenkill Books

The Sendak Fellowship was established in 2010 as a residency program for artists who tell stories with illustration. The fellowship offers the time for artists to explore their craft outside the limitations of everyday life and in the relative isolation of a rural setting.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Congressional Corner With Rep. Peter Welch

Ukraine poses an international problem. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Vladimir Putin and the Russians must be held in check.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

"The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression: Shirley Temple And 1930s America"

    For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world’s box-office champion, a record never equaled. By early 1935 her mail was reported as four thousand letters a week, and hers was the second-most popular girl’s name in the country.

What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period—and everyone since—was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. In The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression: Shirley Temple And 1930s America, distinguished cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Chita Rivera Stars In Kander And Ebb's "The Visit" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival

Joe Donahue and Chita Rivera in Williamstown

    In The Visit, her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price.

Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford?

Rivera is joined by Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, and Judy Kuhn and directed in this Kander and Ebb musical by John Doyle.

Here she speaks with Joe Donahue about working on the show, her reverence for a productions creative team, and keeping her sense of humor - always.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

7/28/14 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

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