The Roundtable

Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davisdon are producing a new Storyhorse Documentary Theater piece Veterans Day Weekend (November 8th, 9th, 10th). It is called Rancich (Ran-sitch) and is based on recorded conversations with Navy SEAL Commander Tom Rancich and his family from Red Hook.

WAM Theatre's Pipeline

Oct 29, 2019

As part of WAM Theatre’s 10th anniversary season, they are presenting a powerful and thought-provoking examination of race, class, and the American education system – Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau.

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students, and desperate to give her only son opportunities they’ll never have.  When a controversial incident in his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent.  

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is partnering with YWCA of the Greater Capital Region for their 5th Annual “Brava!”, a fundraiser seeking to provide new bras to women and girls that live at YWCA-GCR

Pang! at MCLA

Oct 28, 2019

The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will bring Dan Froot and Company’s presentation of “Pang!” to the College this week through Friday, November 1st.

Author Carolyn Burke’s new book, Foursome, is the account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art.

“Foursome” is a group portrait of three formidable 20th-century American artists — the photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, the painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the photographer Paul Strand and his protégé Rebecca Salsbury.

Oligan Distilling

May 10, 2019

Oligan Distilling near the Albany Airport has been making their signature vodka since last May and now their tasting room at the distillery is open.

The distillery is developing a gin that should be available soon and they eventually plan to add spirits, wine and beer from other New York makers.

Seen: Amazing Grace


  • Destry Rides Again

Pine Hills Film Series, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany, Thursday 5/9, 7 PM

  • Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy, Caroline Jones

Times Union Center, Albany, Thursday 5/9, 7 PM

  • The Capitol Steps “We put the MOCK in Democracy”

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Thursday 5/9, 7:30 PM

  • Michael Schenker Fest

The Egg, Albany, Thursday 5/9, 8 PM

  • Deva Mahal

Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 5/11, 7 PM

More than 80 years after Theodor Geisel, who wrote and illustrated under the penname Dr. Seuss, published his first children’s book, his books continue to resonate with readers of all ages. Total estimated sales for his books stand at more than half a billion dollars and climbing.

Our tech guru Jesse Feiler joins us this morning as we discuss Earth Week tech.

Jesse Feiler is an app developer and author. His apps include Minutes Machine Plus which helps you manage agendas and minutes for organizations as well as The Nonprofit Risk Book and App. He wrote the Saranac River Trail app and is launching its successor, Trails & Places which lets you build location-based apps without writing code. His apps are available on the Apple App Store.

This week's Book Picks come to us from Kinsey Foreman and Rachel Lapkin of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

"The Parisian" by
"You Are Light" by Aaron Becker
"Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells" by Pico Iyer
"Another" by Christian Robinson
"Feast Your Eyes" by Myla Goldberg
"The Next Great Paulie Fink" by Ali Benjamin
"The Stranger Diaries" by Elly Griffiths
"Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution" by E.E. Charlton-Trujilo
"Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It" by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast
"There's Something About Sweetie" by Sandhya Menon

New York Times Cooking Columnist David Tanis is an acclaimed chef and writer known for his simple yet revelatory approach to cooking. As Oblong Books describes his new book, Market Cooking, "A masterwork of recipes, approach, technique, and philosophy, David Tanis Market Cooking is as inspiring as it is essential." 

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most popular photographers of our time. Her new book, Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is a new collection where she has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her famous. She will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck on December 8th.

12/8/17 Panel

Dec 8, 2017

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

Joining me for the discussion: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Counter-Terrorism expert Malcolm Nance, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

  Legendary writer Dorothy Parker is considered one of the most celebrated and scathing wits of the twentieth century. Parker has been dead for forty-five years, but she’s on Facebook and she updates her status several times a day and has over 140,000 friends, thanks to author Ellen Meister.

Meister has been captivated by Dorothy Parker’s audacious voice since her teen years and in 2013, Meister delivered Farewell, Dorothy Parker, a nuanced tale that introduced the acid-tongued Mrs. Parker to a whole new generation of admirers. Now, Meister once again re-imagines the wickedly funny Parker in Dorothy Parker Drank Here.

WAMC is proud to present a special edition of The Roundtable with a live broadcast from The Clark in Williamstown, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January from 9 a.m. to noon.

WAMC is proud to present a special edition of The Roundtable with a live broadcast from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 8th from 9 A.M. to noon.

WAMC is proud to present a very special edition of The Roundtable, broadcast live from The Hyde Collection on Monday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to noon.

Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors.

Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic, terminal illnesses.

In early March, Alzheimer’s Association released its new facts and figures on the extent of the disease and its toll. They report that, in the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including at least 800,000 who live alone. 

According the report, unless something is done to change the trajectory of the disease, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050.