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)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, January 15
Medical Monday: Mental health & substance abuse with Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Tuesday, January 16
Open Forum: Immigration

Wednesday, January 17
Birding with Rich Guthrie

Thursday, January 18
Science Forum

Friday, January 19
Food Friday: Albany Ale Project

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Food Friday favorite Amy Halloran returns to the show today to discuss baking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio are Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, NY and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Will New York institute a payroll tax? Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned the idea during his 2018 State of the State address on January 3. On Vox Pop, we discuss the possibility and the potential ramifications with E.J. McMahon of The Empire Center for Public Policy and Ken Pokalsky of The Business Council of New York State. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Health Quest

Dr. Kristin Logee of Health Quest Medical Practice joins Medical Monday to discuss rheumatology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Food Friday favorite Deanna Fox returns with soups and stews to help you shake winter's cold. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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In the studio today for the first gardening Vox Pop show of 2018 are a couple of 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. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2018 State of the State address today. Here to discuss what the Democrat had to say is WAMC's Alan Chartock, Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group and ​Morgan Hook – a communications specialist who has worked for SUNY and Governors David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Matthew Aheim, clinical director at Rephser & Associates Physical Therapy, joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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John Fischer of the Culinary Institute of America joins Food Friday to help you create unique cocktails and spirits for New Year's Eve. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Vox Pop, we're discussing the top news stories of 2017. Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News and Judy Patrick of The Daily Gazette join WAMC News Director Ian Pickus for the conversation. 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 joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The Italian Christmas show returns to Food Friday. Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY and Maria Perreca of Perreca's Bakery in Schenectady, NY are in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today is the first day of winter, is your vehicle ready for the season? 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.

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Tomorrow is the first day of winter so today meteorologist Jason Gough joins the show to answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today’s program is the copyright forum. Paul RappBill 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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Albany Medical Center

Dr. Lindy Davis, a surgical oncologist at Albany Medical Center, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. She specializes in skin cancer, but can also speak to abdominal and colon cancers. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Chef Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink Food & Drink and Meyer's Olde Dutch joins Food Friday to detail his favorite Hanukkah dishes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Rich Guthrie and Alan Mapes join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Bennett Liebman of the Albany Law School's Government Law Center joins WAMC's Alan Chartock to discuss sports gambling. 

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Dr. Larry Garbo and RN Amy Zuchelkowski of New York Oncology Hematology join Medical Monday to discuss clinical research. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today we welcome back Aneesa Waheed of TARA Kitchen in Schenectady, New York which specializes in Moroccan food. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Steven Leibo of The Sage Colleges joins the show to discuss U.S. relations with North Korea. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Health Quest

Dr. Hirad Hedayat, Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, joins Medical Monday to discuss stroke, aneurysms and other vascular conditions of the brain. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Ever receive a food gift basket during the holidays and have no idea what to do with it? Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday with unique recipes using the basket items. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's all about technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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