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, November 23
Medical Monday - Dr. Makenzi Evangelist, pulmonary oncology

Tuesday, November 24
Open Forum 

Wednesday, November 25
Writers Forum

Thursday, November 26
NO SHOW - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27

Novelist Barbara Chepaitis and screenwriter John Holser join us to discuss the process of writing, NaNoWriMo and more.

The 2016 presidential election is less than a year away. Will you be talking politics over turkey at the Thanksgiving table?

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Makenzi Evangelist, a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Albany. 

Food Friday Recipe: Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits

Nov 20, 2015

Chef John Winnek is a cooking instructor with the Price Chopper Market Bistro Cooking School.

Combine one tablespoon of honey with one stick of softened butter and use as a spread for these flaky biscuits!

YIELD: 6 biscuits
PREP TIME: 15 minutes prep/20 minutes baking


1¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup light brown sugar
2½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
¾ cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup buttermilk

Cooked turkey

  Chef Instructor John Winnek of the Market Bistro Cooking School is in the studio to answer your questions. Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? We want to hear from you.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

Just about everyone is online these days. Many, many of us have a website, a Facebook account, or Twitter. But establishing an online presence isn’t simply a matter of turning on the computer and firing up a web browser. Cliff Rohde of GoatCloud Communications is here to answer your questions about establishing a presence online.

Professor Rick Mathews, director of the University at Albany’s National Center for Security and Preparedness, joins us to discuss the Paris terror attacks and Homeland Security. 

Dr. Vince Carsillo
Capital District Renal Physicians

  Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians is in the studio today to discuss internal medicine and nephrology.

Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs and restaurateurs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Susannah Singh of the Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany. Susanna is joined by Umana owner Dale Davidson. They are both extensive world travelers, with a great deal of knowledge about global cuisine and international street food.