The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9 a.m.

Credit Peter Steiner

  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 would like to be on the show email us at roundtable@wamc.org

Send your comments or questions for The Roundtable Panel to panel@wamc.org

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

Amy Lane from Open Door is this week's bookseller!

List:
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau
Drift by Rachel Maddow
Paris versus New York by Vahram Muratyan
Waterlife by Rambharos Jha
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
More by I. C. Springman, Illustrated by Brian Lies

Kevin Costner

Apr 3, 2012
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Actor/Director/Musician, Kevin Costner, and his band will play at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on Friday, April 6.

Music:
Kevin Costner and Modern West - "Superman" and "Backyard"

Jamal Joseph speaks with us about his life - from the streets of Harlem to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia University.

A Place for Mom

Apr 2, 2012

There are an estimated 45 million Americans serving as caregivers for their aging parents. A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior living referral service. We learn more about the organization from Amy Bryant, who works with A Place for Mom in the Albany area, and Joan Lunden – former host of Good Morning America on ABC.

Canstruction, will once again take over the New York State Museum. The exhibition, Zoo Can Do It, will feature more than a dozen zoo animal structures designed by teams of the Capital Region's best and brightest architects, engineers, contractors and students, using only canned goods.

 

The GOP primary limps on despite Mitt Romney’s edge in delegates. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Newt Gingrich is hoping for a scenario right out of 1920.

Martha Frankel, Shalom Auslander, Abigail Thomas and Johanna Hall share a preview of this year's Woodstock Writer's Festival.

RJ Smieth has written a new biography of James Brown entitled The One: The Life and Music of James Brown.

Joe Donahue speaks with Laura Vikmanis about her book, It’s Not About the Pom-Poms. Vikmanis is a Ben-Gal, and the oldest cheerleader in the NFL.

We welcome Kyle Keiderling to the show and talk about his book, The Perfect Game: Villanova vs Georgetown For The National Championship.

The Amazing Kreskin

Mar 30, 2012

Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, is performing at The Charles R. Wood Theatre in Glens Falls, NY on March 30.

We speak with Richard Zacks about his book, Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York.

Senator Byron Dorgan

Mar 30, 2012

Senator Byron Dorgan's latest book is entitled Blowout.

The Obama Question

Mar 30, 2012

Gary Dorrien's book, The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective presents a reasoned critique of The Obama Presidency.

Gas prices hovering near four dollars a gallon have become a national political issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that energy efficiency is a reachable goal.

American officials are wary about what might happen between Iran and Israel. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that despite Iran’s provocations, the U.S. needs to act with restraint.

Anne Lamott, author of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year returns with a new book about her first year as a grandmother, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son.

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He joins us seasonally with an eclectic new-music preview. These are Will's tunes for Spring 2012.

 

[Artist - "Song" - Album]

Arlen Specter

Mar 28, 2012

Former Senator, Arlen Specter, has a new book out entitled, Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It.

Jesse Feiler - Software

Mar 28, 2012

Ray Graf welcomes Jesse Feiler back to Studio A. This month Jesse speaks about software updates, competitiveness, and how programmers think about both.

Rich Honen

Mar 28, 2012

Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP joins Ray Graf to discuss cameras in the Supreme Court and the what presidential race means to business people.

Joan Osborne

Mar 28, 2012

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with popular singer and songwriter Joan Osborne, who has released a new album of soul and blues covers called Bring It On Home and appears at The Egg in Albany on April 1.

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

Mar 28, 2012

We welcome Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY with this week's Book Picks list.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance will be at The Palace in Albany, NY on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30pm. 21 year-old, Declan Crowley, is a Captital Region native who has been studying Irish Dance since he was 6 years old and as has been with Lord of the Dance since 2009.

The health care debate is heading to the Supreme Court. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she is unsure that the individual mandate is Constitutional.

Moody Blues are playing at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on April 5th.

Listener Essay - Thoughts on Cleaning

Mar 26, 2012

In this Listener Essay, Maggie MacDonald shares her thoughts about house cleaning.

Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Vanaver and Livia Drapkin Vanaver about The Vanaver Caravan's 40th Anniversary Concert.

Joe Donahue speaks with Hope Sullivan about IS183 Gala, the Buckaroo Bollywood Ball.

Joe Donahue speaks with William Broad about his book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards.

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