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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, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more!More from The Roundtable »

Most Recent Episodes

World Premiere Of Poster Boy At Williamstown Theatre Festival

Poster Boy is a new American musical inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, In the show, a community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take his life. Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Stafford Arima with movement by Danny Mefford, Poster Boy, is in its world premiere production on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival through August 7th. Composer and lyricist, Craig Carnelia and bookwriter Joe Tracz join us.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents The Stone Witch

The Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting the World Premiere of playwright Shem Bitterman's The Stone Witch at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. It is directed by Drama Desk and Humanities Award-winning theatre & television director Steve Zuckerman and features Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award and Obie Award-winning actor Judd Hirsch. In the play, Peter, an aspiring children's book author, is sent to the cabin of his idol, Simon, played by Hirsch, a reclusive award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, to help him finish what might be his last book. Desperate to save his own career, Peter hopes to discover the secret of Simon's genius, but first he must accept the impossible task: helping Simon confront the monsters that populate the woods inside his mind. We are joined by actors Judd Hirsch, Rupak Ginn, and Kristin Griffith.

Congressional Corner With Zephyr Teachout

Tip O'Neill said all politics is local. In today's Congressional Corner, Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th House district, talks taxes with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

A Night With Janis Joplin At TheRep

The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made Janis Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night with Janis Joplin, now running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences. The show is created, written and directed by Randy Johnson and stars Kelly McIntyre as Janis Joplin.

Catskill High Peaks Music Festival

The Carey Institute for Global Good and Yehuda Hanani have teamed up to produce the 6th Annual Catskill High Peaks Music Festival which will take place from August 8th-18th at the Carey Institute. The Festival combines a Residency program for 50 hand-picked emerging artists from around the world with evenings of classical music concerts for the public. The mission of Catskill High Peaks Festival is to infuse students with love and enthusiasm for their musical vocation, instill a spirit of musical adventure and discovery, and imbue an appreciation for past traditions. To tell us more, we are joined this morning by cellist and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani and Hannah Hannani - Vice President of Close Encounters with Music and co-founder of the Catskill High Peaks Festival.

7/27/16 Panel

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

The Roundtable for 2016-07-26

Basilica Hudson, in partnership with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) will host the first READ & FEED this Saturday, July 30th. The event brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. This inaugural "mini-festival" will feature panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), and a marketplace featuring more than twenty small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus spectacular eats and drinks. Here to tell us more are: Jeffrey Lependorf, CLMP's Executive Director; Lisa Pearson, publisher of Siglio Press and the John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse); and Michael Albin, proprietor of Hudson Wine Merchants.

NPR's Rachel Martin On Dramatic Convention

This week and last on WAMC we've been bringing you special coverage of the national political conventions from our partners at PBS and NPR. Rachel Martin has been in the thick of it — on the floor talking to delegates in the midst of stirring convention speeches. Martin is heard each week on these airwaves as host of Weekend Edition Sunday, and she joins us now from Philadelphia.

Congressional Corner With Zephyr Teachout

There's a big difference between the executive and legislative branches. In today's Congressional Corner, Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th House district, continues her discussion with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

Macbeth At Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Fair is foul, and foul is fair — more fair than usual in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's production of Macbeth - now running in repertory at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY. The fairer for having a cast of only three actors, and all three -women. Lee Sunday Evans directs Maria-Christina Oliveras, Nance Williamson, and Stacey Yen in the production and we are joined by two-thirds of the trio, Maria-Christina and Stacey, to talk about the production.

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