Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2pm - 3pm

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from Astronomy to George Washington speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars to Vox Pop such as our Science Forum and Gardening program.

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
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  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 27
Medical Monday - Dr. Allen Zieker - Ophthalmology

Tuesday, July 28
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 29
Pets & Vets

Thursday, July 30

Friday, July 31
Food Friday - Cider

Berkshire Botanical Garden

  Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery, gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.


It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland and Dr. Kristina Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

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  With the national discussion ongoing about policing and violence against black communities in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Staten Island, and now most recently in Texas in the case of Sandra Bland, we have University at Albany Professor David Bayley in the studio today to answer your questions. Professor Bayley is a member of the UN’s International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community Advisory group.

  Joining us today is Dr. Allen Zieker. He’s a board-certified ophthalmologist and president of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, and serves as Medical Director of the Albany Regional Eye Surgery Center

"Tea in different grade of fermentation" by Haneburger

How do you take your tea? Kevin Barowski of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, joins us for tea time.

Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  

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The 2016 presidential race is a crowded one thus far, especially on the Republican side. From Scott Walker to Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, there are a lot of GOP candidates making bold claims. Perhaps the boldest, and arguably the most foolish, have been the statements of Donald Trump. Is his spate of rash comments on immigrants and prisoners of war part of a calculated strategy, or is it just the foolish words of a bumbling celebrity billionaire who has overstated relevance? We want to know what you think.

Joining us today is Dr. Stanley Shapshay. He’s a board-certified otolaryngologist—that’s ear nose and throat—with Albany Medical Center.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for….you guessed it, ice cream! This sweet treat is a hallmark of summer, and universally enjoyed the world over in many different flavors, colors and forms. From soft-serve to gelato, black cherry to death by chocolate, we’ll have you screaming for ice cream by the end of this show. Paul Nasrani of the Adirondack Creamery joins us in the studio today.