The Roundtable

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

11/14/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/13

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 13, 2014

"XL Love: How The Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America's Love Life" By Sarah Varney

    Sarah Varney is a senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News. She also reports for NPR’s science and health desk and the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and McClatchy newspapers. She has reported extensively on health policy and health disparities within the public health sphere, and she has contributed multiple stories to NPR’s "Living Large," a series on how obesity is changing life in America.

In her book, XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life, she travels the country and tells the personal stories of men and women who are experiencing what millions of others feel every day, along with the stories of those who are in the business of helping them: physicians, researchers, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu November 13, 2014

'The End Of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost In A World Of Constant Connection' By Michael Harris

  Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean?

For future generations, it won’t mean anything very obvious. They will be so immersed in online life that questions about the Internet’s basic purpose or meaning will vanish.

In his book, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection, Michael Harris places our situation in a rich historical context and helps us remember which parts of that earlier world we don’t want to lose forever. He urges us to look up—even briefly—from our screens.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

11/13/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/12

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed November 12, 2014

'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life Of Peggy Lee' By James Gavin

  Miss Peggy Lee cast a spell when she sang. She hypnotized, even on television. Lee epitomized cool, but her trademark song, “Fever” is the essence of sizzling sexual heat.

Her jazz sense dazzled Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. She was the voice of swing, the voice of blues, and she provided four of the voices for Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, whose score she co-wrote.

With interviews with hundreds who knew Lee, acclaimed music journalist James Gavin offers a revealing look at an artist of infinite contradictions and layers. 

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Arlo Guthrie's November Tour Taking Him To Troy, Hartford, Poughkeepsie, And Great Barrington

    Arlo Guthrie's customary November tour will bring him to several venues in our region. Alan Chartock welcomes him back to WAMC and they reminisce.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 12, 2014

'Flesh And Blood' By Patricia Cornwell

  Patricia Cornwell is the former Director of Applied Forensic Science at the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC; and a member of the Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocated for psychiatric research.

In 1990, Patricia sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia.

In her 22nd Kay Scarpetta novel, Flesh and Blood, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

11/12/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

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