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, August 24
Medical Monday - Dr. Daniel Brocks - Ophthalmology

Tuesday, August 25
Open Forum

Wednesday, August 26
Pets & Vets - Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin

Thursday, August 27

Friday, August 28
Food Friday - Ice Cream

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. Danny Mazzursky and Matt Scott of the SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington join us, as well as Flavio Lichtenthal of No. 6 Depot Roastery and Café in Stockbridge, with whom they've partnered on a special flavor of ice cream.

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Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon'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. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. 

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Global markets rebounded today following a stomach-churning day yesterday, when the Dow plunged more than 1,000 points in early trading. The plunge followed fears that China’s economy was headed for disaster. But now that they’ve cut their central bank’s interest rate, things appear to have gone back in the green. Economist Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors in Albany joins us today to discuss the global economy.

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In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Daniel Brocks, Director of Ophthalmology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and practitioner with Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons.

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Ed Maassmann of Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club in Round Top, New York, joins us to discuss Bavarian cooking.

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

Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, called Addyi. The food and drug administration approval yesterday marks an unusual turnaround for the agency. The FDA previously rejected the drug twice due to lackluster benefits and worrisome side effects. We want to hear from you. What do you think—is this the long overdue answer some have sought for female sexual dysfunction?

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Donald Trump still leads his GOP rivals in the polls, and he recently called for a constitutional amendment to crack down on millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. We have two experts in constitutional law in the studio with us to discuss this headline: Attorney George Carpinello of Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Albany, and Albany Law School professor and WAMC commentator Stephen Gottlieb.

Joining us today on Medical Monday is Dr. Alan Boulos, Chair of the Neurosurgery Department at Albany Medical Center. He specializes in endovascular neurosurgery.