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
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, November 30
Medical Monday - Dr. Terence Clarke, Bariatrics

Tuesday, December 1
Open Forum 

Wednesday, December 2
Open Forum

Thursday, December 3
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, December 4
Cooking with Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

The conviction yesterday of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has provoked fresh calls to overhaul a state government with a long history of corruption. Times Union State Editor and Capitol Bureau Chief and co-host of New York Now Casey Seiler joins us in the studio to discuss political corruption in state politics and beyond.

Dr. Terence Clarke
Ellis Medicine

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Terence Clarke, chief of Bariatric Care at Ellis Medicine. He specializes in bariatric surgery and managing weight-loss surgery programs, and is here to respond to your questions on these topics.

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.