The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9 a.m.

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  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, 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, 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

10:25 - The Writer's Almanac
11:10 - Earth Wise
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You may also hear Pulse of the Planet and Sound Beat on The Roundtable.

S(around)OUND

Mar 22, 2012

In the Production, Installation and Performance seminar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, students of architecture and the arts design and build a performance set for a visiting artist. This year, the performance – with digital violinist Todd Reynolds – takes place in a cavernous mausoleum of the industrial age known around town as “the Gasholder Building.”

Michael Oatman, Shawn Lawson, and Todd Reynolds tell Joe Donahue about S(around)OUND.

Incumbents are eyeing the new Congressional maps as they plan for the November election and beyond. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she’s prepared to serve all of her constituents — wherever they’re located.

Joe Donahue speaks with Marisa Miller Wolfson about the The Mid Hudson Vegetarian Society's presentation of her film, Vegucated at Upstate Films.

Joe Donahue speaks with Ruth Pelham about the Music Mobile's 34th Anniversay Benefit Celebration. The event will take place at The Linda in Albany on Wednesday, March 28th.

Rising gas prices have become a national political flashpoint yet again. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that several steps should be taken to alleviate pain at the pump.

Joe Donahue speaks with Buddy Hackett's son, Sandy Hackett about his Rat Pack Show which re-creates one of the famous "Summit at the Sands" hotel shows. The show will be at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday 3/24 at 8pm.

Joe Donahue speaks with Madeline Miller about her book, The Song of Achilles: A Novel.

Joe Donahue speaks with Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama. They will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday at 7pm.

Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Gideon Oberzanek, founding Artistic Director of Chunky Move, Australia's leading contemporary dance troupe. Their work "Connected" will be co-presented by Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA this coming Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Shirley MacLaine

Mar 21, 2012

Shirley MacLaine will be at Proctors on Friday, March 23. Here, Joe Donahue speaks with her about a little bit of everything.

Pharmageddon

Mar 20, 2012

Joe Donahue speaks with David Healy about his book, Pharmageddon.

Joe Donahue speaks with Tamara McClintock Greenberg about her book, When Someone You Love Has a Chronic Illness: Hope and Help for Those Providing Support.

The popularity of e-readers is soaring, but you may have trouble finding that hot new title or some digital content at your local library. We hear from a trio of librarians trying to change that.

Suzanna Hermans is back in Studio A with Joe on this fine Spring day to share some new reading suggestions.

Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Pavone about The Expats: A Novel.

We speak with Anne Sebba about her book, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

Albany, NY – Music writer Will Hermes joins Sarah LaDuke in studio once again to talk about and listen to some of the best music of the year.

Jonathan Coulton

Nov 30, 2011

 

Joe speaks with Michael Sims about his book, The Story of Charlotte's Web.

Albany, NY – Stephen Karam's new play, Sons of the Prophet, commissioned and produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City, opened last Thursday at The Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street. Sarah LaDuke speaks with Karam about the play.

New York, New York – Zach Grenier is currently appearing with Frank Langella, Adam Driver, Francesca Faridany, Brian Hutchinson, Virginia Kull, and Michael Siberry in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Terrence Rattigan's Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Sarah LaDuke speaks with him about this show, previous Broadway credits, and his film and television work - which includes Fight Club, Zodiac, 24, Deadwood, The Good Wife, and the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, J. Edgar.

New York, New York – Danny Burstein plays Buddy Plummer in the Broadway Revival of Follies which opens at The Marquis Theatre tonight. Here he speaks with Sarah LaDuke about that show, his career, and his family.

 

Albany, NY – Paul welcomes poet Naton Leslie and they speak about his latest collection of sonnets, Small Cathedrals.

 

Brett Barry is a Hudson Valley audio producer and voice-over actor. 

Albany, NY – In this special National Poetry Month edition of Bard's Eye View, Paul speaks with Robert Bly about his first collection, Silence in the Snowy Fields and his latest, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey.

Albany, NY – Wesleyan Press has released Jo Miles Schuman's and Joanna Baily Hodgman's new anthology of Emily Dickinson's bird poetry.

Albany, NY – To learn more about Paul Pines visit his website, www.paulpines.com.

Bill T. Jones

May 13, 2010

  Albany, NY – Sarah speaks with dance luminary and multi-award winning choreographer/director, Bill T. Jones. He is the recipient of the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and his show, Fela! is nominated for 11 Tony Awards.

Albany, NY – Paul Elisha speaks with Stu Bartow about his collection of poems.

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