Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs.

Every Monday is a "Medical Monday."  Every Friday is a "Food Friday." 

There are several ways to join the conversation:

  • Call in during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-TALK-1)
  • Comment on the show page of the Vox Pop section of WAMC.org
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 24
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 25
Open forum

Wednesday, July 26
Open Forum: Pets & Vets with Dr. Susan Sikule and Dr. Kris Dallas

Thursday, July 27
Open Forum: Gardening

Friday, July 28
Food Friday: Farmers' markets with Ric Orlando

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Today we welcome Michael Lapi, Josh Coletto and John Sconzo to discuss open firing cooking. Michael and Josh are among the chefs taking part in the Fire Feast on the Farm event at Pitney Meadows in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 1. John is the event’s main organizer.  WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Science Forum: 7/20/17

Jul 20, 2017
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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Thinking about buying or selling a home? We have two real estate professionals in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Alexander Monticello of Monticello Real Estate is here. Also joining us is Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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The Republican healthcare plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is on the ropes in Congress as more GOP senators say they will not vote for it. Aside from healthcare, the Trump administration continues to be dogged by connections to Russia. In New York, a recent Siena College poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating has dropped significantly. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Mark Pettus of Berkshire Health Systems. Dr. Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for more than 25 years. 

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Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady and Troy, NY is joined by her father Mohammed Waheed of the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady to discuss Moroccan and Indian food on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Our old friends Bob Scott and David Tripp return to answer your stamp and coin collecting questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions about your home improvement projects. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The Iraqi government has declared victory over the Islamic State terrorist group in Mosul, but the group is among those still involved in the Syrian conflict, along with the U.S. and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S.-Russian relations are under a microscope again after a recent meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin. Here to discuss all of this is Dr. Jim Steiner of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Richard Dentico of the Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. Dr. Dentico specializes in pain management and regenerative medicine. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Are you screaming for ice cream? Matt Scott and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery are in the studio. Based in the Berkshires, SoCo Creamery offers numerous flavors of ice cream and sorbet throughout the Northeast. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th District, is in the studio today. The district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Hugh Fisher of Albany Medical Center. A urological surgeon, his specialties include the treatment of cancer of the prostate, bladder and kidney. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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How do you take your coffee or tea? Flavio Lichtenthal of the No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge and at Tanglewood in western Massachusetts joins us for Food Friday, along with Kevin Borowsky of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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In the studio today to answer your gardening questions are a few familiar voices. Bob Graves is a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York. Fred Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. Greg Ward runs Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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We’ll be discussing birds today on the program. WAMC’s resident avian expert Rich Guthrie is here to answer your questions about the winged creatures. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today’s program is the copyright forum. Paul Rapp, Bill Westwood and Polly Law are in the studio to answer your questions about protecting your writing, music, and art. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Brian Binetti of Health Quest Medical Practice. He is in the studio to answer your questions about weight loss and gastrointestinal surgeries and treatment. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today’s program is all about pairing food and drink. Wine expert Bill Johnston is joined by food aficionado Peter Blackman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On Sunday the American military shot down the first Syrian warplane since civil war erupted in Syria six years ago. The action has prompted condemnation from Russia, the latest in tensions with the United States. Here to discuss what is happening in Syria and its ramifications is Dr. Jim Steiner of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Maria Theodoulou of New York Oncology Hematology, where she focuses exclusively on breast cancer. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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With the official start of summer coming on Wednesday, June 21, Deanna Fox is in the studio for this Food Friday to answer your questions about delicious summer pies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Plumbing can be a daunting challenge for home owners and fixer uppers. Never fear! Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Doctor Krishna Hongalgi of Albany Medical Center. A kidney specialist, Dr. Hongalgi treats patients with acute and chronic kidney disorders including those who need dialysis. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Do lobsters scream when you boil them? Does baking soda take smells out of your refrigerator? Renowned cookbook author Bruce Weinstein is in the studio to debunk these and other culinary myths. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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