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WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, music, theatre, and more!

The Roundtable Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 116 Ratings

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, music, theatre, and more!

    Why are teenagers so tired?

    Why are teenagers so tired?

    Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences.

    • 19 min
    Albany Symphony's "Magic of Christmas" and "Holiday Classics" concerts

    Albany Symphony's "Magic of Christmas" and "Holiday Classics" concerts

    Albany Symphony Orchestra Music Director David Alan Miller joins us with a preview of this December's concerts.

    • 13 min
    12/1/22 RT Panel

    12/1/22 RT Panel

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Nicholas Dawidoff to discuss "The Other Side of Prospect" in Northshire Bookstore event on 12/2

    Nicholas Dawidoff to discuss "The Other Side of Prospect" in Northshire Bookstore event on 12/2

    One New Haven summer evening in 2006, a retired grandfather was shot point-blank by a young stranger. A hasty police investigation culminated in innocent sixteen-year-old Bobby being sentenced to prison for thirty-eight years. New Haven native and acclaimed author Nicholas Dawidoff returned home and spent eight years reporting the deeper story of this injustice, and what it reveals about the enduring legacies of social and economic disparity.In "The Other Side of Prospect," he has produced an immersive portrait of a seminal community in an old American city now beset by division and gun violence.

    • 22 min
    "The Shame Machine" by Cathy O'Neil

    "The Shame Machine" by Cathy O'Neil

    Shame is a powerful and sometimes useful tool: When we publicly shame corrupt politicians, abusive celebrities, or predatory corporations, we reinforce values of fairness and justice. But as Cathy O’Neil argues in "The Shame Machine" (Crown), shaming has taken a new and dangerous turn. It is increasingly being weaponized—used as a way to shift responsibility for social problems from institutions to individuals.

    • 15 min
    11/30/22 RT Panel

    11/30/22 RT Panel

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Preceptor in Public Speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University Terry Gipson, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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Love the Roundtable

Wonderful panel. I love the depth of coverage on specific issues with a variety of perspective from the group

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Praise from a high school Social Studies Teacher

I look forward to snow days and long weekends when I can listen to the panel live. But I am thankful for the podcasts though I must admit that I listen at 1.5 speed so that I can fit in.

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Wonderful!

Wonderful to be back. Love all of your discussions and contributors.

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