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 (1-800-34TALK-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, July 16
Medical Monday: Ophthalmology

Tuesday, July 17
Travel

Wednesday, July 18
Home improvement

Thursday, July 19
Writers' forum

Friday, July 20
Summer fruits and vegetables

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Are you planning a vacation or a weekend getaway? Travel planner Andrea Schwartz is in the studio to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Robert Sax
Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Dora Swan and Rob Handel of fin: your fishmonger in Guilderland, New York join Food Friday to discuss seafood grilling. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. 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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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.

Dr. Mark Sanchez
Ellis Medicine

Dr. Mark Sanchez, a member of the general surgery department at Ellis Medicine, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions about general and robotic surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm shift their focus from seasonings to cheese as they join Leah and Justin Kruszyna from the upcoming Cheshire Cheese Fest in western Massachusetts. 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.

Dr. Frederic Hyman
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Dentist Dr. Frederic Hyman joins Vox Pop to answer your question. Dr. Hyman runs a dental practice in Great Barrington, Massachusetts limited to the treatment of people with jaw, head, neck and face pain as well as those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Rohit Shahani
Health Quest

Dr. Rohit Shahani of Health Quest joins Medical Monday to answer your cardiology questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Summer has officially arrived and farmers markets are in full swing in the WAMC region. Joining us on Food Friday is Liz Comitale, the manager of the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Vendors Dale Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch and Jess Garritty of Collar City Cold Pressed Juice are also in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Now that summer-like temperatures have hit the region, today we welcome back 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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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio are Dr. Susan Sikule and Veterinary Dentistry Consultant Kimberly Demars of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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One of the top record producers of the 1960s and 1970s, John Simon joins Vox Pop to discuss music. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Nina Sax, a gastroenterologist, returns to Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Bruce Weinstein joins Food Friday to discuss his latest book with his co-author Mark Scarbrough, The Kitchen Shortcut Bible. 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.

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Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo joins Vox Pop to discuss law enforcement. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Just like the birds chirping out your window every spring, Rich Guthrie has returend to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Andrew Beckwith of Community Health Programs in the Berkshires joins Medical Monday to discuss obstetrics and gynecology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Dale Davidson and Ariel Robinson of Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany, NY join Food Friday to explore world cuisine. 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.

Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy in Saratoga Springs, NY joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Geoff Demis of Ferris Coin joins WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss coins, currency and more.

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Neurologist Dr. David Hart of Albany Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss dementia and memory issues. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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To cap off Fund Drive week, Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY and Joey Berben of Berben & Wolff's in Albany, NY Food Friday to discuss vegan cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we explore Polish and Lithuanian fare as we welcome folks taking part in the 16th Annual Polish Fest in Latham, NY. The event runs through June 3. Chef John Kowalski, Elizabeth “Betty” Stolarek, Barbara Chepaitis and Anntonette “Antosia” Zembrzuski Alberti join WAMC's Ray Graf.

Today on Vox Pop, we welcome your reaction to WAMC's live Democratic candidate debate for NY's 19th House seat. WAMC's Alan Chartock, News Director and debate panelist Ian Pickus and Hudson Valley Bureau Chief and debate panelist Allison Dunne join host Ray Graf.

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