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The Roundtable
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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!

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  • "The Bill of Obligations: Ten Habits of Good Citizens" is a bold call for change. New York Times bestselling author Richard Haass argues that the very idea of citizenship must be revised and expanded. The Bill of Rights is at the center of our Constitution, yet our most intractable conflicts often emerge from contrasting views as to what our rights ought to be.
  • Famous for defending the Chicago Seven and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, attorney William Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In the play “Kunstler,” tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar. The brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance and is determined to confront him. “Kunstler” will run at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York February 3-5.
  • Republicans in the U.S. House are making their majority felt.In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
  • The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Peabody and Emmy Award winning journalist Linda Ellerbee, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center, and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
  • Trey Gowdy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Doesn’t Hurt to Ask and co-author of Unified, with Senator Tim Scott. He’s the host of Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy on Fox News and The Trey Gowdy Podcast. Gowdy served as a four-term congressman from South Carolina. Before running for Congress, he served as a federal prosecutor in his home state and a district attorney in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. His new book is "Start, Stay, or Leave: The Art of Decision Making."
  • In "Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It," CNN senior legal analyst and nationally bestselling author Elie Honig explores America’s two-tier justice system, explaining how the rich, the famous, and the powerful— including, most notoriously, Donald Trump—manipulate the legal system to escape justice and get away with vast misdeeds.
  • Speaker Kevin McCarthy got the gavel. Eventually.In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded January 27.
  • The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Wall Street Investment Banker Mark Wittman.
  • Prize-winning journalists Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau have spent two years interviewing more than 130 people comprising a broad cross section of lives touched by New York City’s Rikers Island prison complex. The portrait that emerges calls into question the very nature of justice in America. The new book is "Rikers: An Oral History."
  • Drew Broussard and James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.