The Roundtable 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!
The Roundtable

The Roundtable

From WAMC Northeast Public Radio

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!

Most Recent Episodes

11/30/20 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Election Day has come and gone, so what did we learn? In today's Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded November 23.

"This Land Is Their Land" By David J. Silverman

David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of "Thundersticks," "Red Brethren," "Ninigret," and "Faith and Boundaries." His new book, "This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving," reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism

"We Gather Together" By Denise Kiernan

From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Spanning centuries, "We Gather Together" is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century's most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to

11/25/20 Panel

The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

Book Picks - The Bennington Bookshop

This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop , Phil Lewis. List: "Right After the Weather" by Carol Anshaw "Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art" by Rebecca Wragg Sykes "Memorial" by Bryan Washington "Snow" by John Banville "Why We Swim" by Bonnie Tsui "Hour of the Witch" by Chris Bohjalian

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

Public health officials say passing the mashed potatoes to grandma isn't worth the risk this year. In today's Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded November 23.

11/24/20 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Fran Berman, The Empire Report's J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

How To Survive When Life Is Frozen: Interview With Katherine May

Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For Katherine May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Her boo, "Wintering," explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered.

11/23/20 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post. We are also joined, for a portion of the program, by Dr. James Fagin, MD, an Immunology & Allergy

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