The Roundtable

The Roundtable
11:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Seeger Fest July 17-21

    Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.

The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Sir Paul In Albany

    A musician, musicologist, professor, and chair of Skidmore’s Music Department, Gordon Thompson has been studying British popular music in general and The Beatles in particular for almost 20 years.

His book Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out, brought a fresh take on a well-known subject through interviews with artist-and-repertoire managers, music directors, recording engineers, songwriters, and session musicians active in London in that decade.

He joins us to talk about what it means to have Paul McCartney playing The Times Union Center in Albany, NY this coming weekend.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

7/2/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, and Executive Editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Ukraine
US Out of FIFA World Cup
Cannibal cop case blurs the line between fantasy and reality
Libous indictment
Bubble about to burst?

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Roundtable Music 7/1

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 1, 2014

"Capital of the World" by Charlene Mires

    From 1944 to 1946, as the world pivoted from the Second World War to an unsteady peace, Americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream. The newly-created United Nations needed a meeting place, a central place for global diplomacy—a Capital of the World.

But what would it look like, and where would it be? Author Charlene Mires share the history with us.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Chris Carter Remembers "X-Files" And The Decade That Spawned It

Chris Carter.

It was the decade that gave us OJ, Lewinsky, Seinfeld and Titanic, but also a robust economy and relative peace, and now the 1990s are getting their due.

National Geographic Channel is airing a six-part miniseries called The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?, which examines the politics, pop culture and emerging technology of the era. Few television programs were as influential then as The X-Files, which ran for nine seasons, spawned two movies, and had Americans looking to the skies.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Tween Hobo: Off the Rails by Alena Smith (event at Rhinebeck store, Fri, 7/18, 7pm)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

7/1/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Hobby Lobby
Union Fees Decision
GM Recall
Immigration enforcement

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Roundtable Music 6/30

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Weston Playhouse 2014 Season

    Weston Playhouse is Vermont’s oldest professional theatre. This season they present four shows on their Mainstage and three shows on their Other Stages. Two of the Mainstage shows are Analog and Vinyl – a new musical by by Paul Gordon which is currently running in its world premier production, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang which won The Tony Award for Best Play in 2013 and runs at Weston July 17-26.

Analog and Vinyl is set in a vintage record store and follows struggling storeowner Harrison and his quirky co-worker, Rodeo Girl, when a mysterious customer makes them a devilish offer they can’t refuse.

In Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, three middle-aged siblings grapple with their lives in the company of a soothsaying cleaning woman, a sexy boy toy, and a star-struck ingénue.

Sarah Stiles plays Rodeo Girl in Analog and Vinyl and David Bonanno plays Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. They join us now along with Steve Stettler - Producing Artistic Director at Weston Playhouse.

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