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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!

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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!

    Judy Gold On Taking A Joke

    Judy Gold On Taking A Joke

    The fallout after Michelle Wolf’s roast at the 2018 White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Samantha Bee’s forced apology after calling Ivanka Trump a name I can’t say here, Kathy Griffin’s being “blacklisted” from Hollywood after posting a photo with what looked like the president’s severed head, all represent a dangerous and growing trend—to censor comedians. In the new book, "Yes I Can Say That," comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot

    • 24 min
    White Christian Privilege In America

    White Christian Privilege In America

    The United States is recognized as the most religiously diverse country in the world, and yet its laws and customs, which many have come to see as normal features of American life, actually keep the Constitutional ideal of “religious freedom for all” from becoming a reality. Christian beliefs, norms, and practices infuse our society; they are embedded in our institutions, creating the structures and expectations that define the idea of “Americanness.” Religious minorities still struggle for

    • 16 min
    Congressional Corner With Alex Morse

    Congressional Corner With Alex Morse

    In today’s Congressional Corner, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse wraps up his interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. Morse is running in the Democratic primary for the 1 st House district seat held by Rep. Richard Neal.

    • 9 min
    8/7/20 Panel

    8/7/20 Panel

    The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics, and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Actor and Educator Kristen van Ginhoven - co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Remembering Hiroshima 75 Years Later - "The Beginning Or The End" By Greg Mitchell

    Remembering Hiroshima 75 Years Later - "The Beginning Or The End" By Greg Mitchell

    MGM Studio Chief Louis B. Mayer called it the most important story he would ever film. ‘The Beginning or the End’ was a big budget dramatization of the Manhattan Project and the invention and use of the revolutionary new weapon. Now published, as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the bombings, "The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood―and America―Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" is a book from award winning author Greg Mitchell, which chronicles the never before told story behind

    • 17 min
    Remembering Hiroshima 75 Years Later - "Dewey Defeats Truman" By A. J. Baime

    Remembering Hiroshima 75 Years Later - "Dewey Defeats Truman" By A. J. Baime

    Joe Donahue: New York Times best-selling author AJ Baime's new book "Dewey Defeats Truman" gives us the story of what happened to Truman's presidency after the bomb was dropped. The chronicles the story of the 1948 presidential election, one of the greatest election stories of all time, as Truman mounted a history-making comeback and staked a claim for a new course for America. On the eve of the 1948 election, America was a fractured country, racism was rampant foreign relations were fraught and

    • 16 min

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