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-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

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, September 25
Medical Monday: Hand, wrist treatment with Dr. Laura Scordino

Tuesday, September 26
Open forum

Wednesday, September 27
Open Forum: Travel with Andrea Schwartz

Thursday, September 28
Open Forum: Gardening Forum

Friday, September 29
Food Friday: Baking with Amy Halloran & Sharon Burns Leader

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Today marks the start of Autumn so this Food Friday is all about apples and cider. Sue Goold Miller of Goold Orchards in Castleton, NY and a member of the New York Apple Association, along with Alan Sax of Franklin County Cider Days are in the studio. 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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Avian expert Rich Guthrie returns to the studio to answer all of your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions about your home improvement projects. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Joseph Popper
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. Joseph Popper of Nathan Littauer Hospital joins Medical Monday to discuss treatment of the neck, back and spine. Dr. Popper is an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally-invasive lumber procedures. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Capital region chefs Jsoh Coletto and Michael Lapi join Food Friday to discuss the trend of pop-up restaurants, including ones in the WAMC listening area. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We talk about the art of taking photographs today with veteran photographer Michael Zide, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and in galleries all over the country. He’s here to answer your questions and offer advice for all the photo opportunities in your life. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Meteorologist Jason Gough of NewsChannel 13 in Albany, NY joins the show to discuss weather. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz and Jim Pickett make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Erik Niemi
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Erik Niemi of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington joins Medical Monday to discuss eye care. Dr. Niemi is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a diplomate of the American Ophthalmology Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s happy hour here on Food Friday. We’re going to delve into the wonderful world of cocktails, distilling and spirits. John Fischer, professor at the Culinary Institute of America, is joined by Rick Sicari and John Curtin of The Albany Distilling Company. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Mark McGuire of The Daily Gazette and Keith Strudler of Montclair State University join Vox Pop to discuss sports including the NFL, MLB and more. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The Trump administration today formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA — putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as "DREAMers," who entered the country illegally as children. Here to discuss DACA and immigration is Cianna Freeman-Tolbert of Tully Rinckey PLLC and Sarah Rogerson of Albany Law School. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY is here with us to discuss fried chicken and more classic southern food. Hattie's will be the only vendor from a non-Southern state at the National Fried Chicken Festival in New Orleans, LA from Sept. 23-24. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Gardens at The Mount in Lenox, Mass.
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In the studio today to answer your gardening questions are 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 all about technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers. Ray Graf hosts.

Joining us today on Medical Monday is Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in the Berkshires. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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We discuss food tourism on Food Friday today. In the studio are Amy Koren-Roth of Taste of Troy Food Tours and Marla Ortega of The Ilium Café. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

It's a Pets & Vets show on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today’s program is the copyright forum. Paul Rapp, Bill Westwood and Polly Law are in the studio to answer your questions about protecting your writing, music, and art. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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On a day when many are staring at the sun during the solar eclipse, Dr. Eric Verruto of Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons joins Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today's Food Friday is all about Seafood. Katie Haskins of Hooked Seafood Co. in Latham, NY is in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The summit of Mt. Moosilauke in New Hampshire
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Many people in our region spend their free time on the area's hiking and biking trails. We have two hiking and biking experts in the studio today to answer your questions and help you find the best trails and routes to take.

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On today’s program, it’s a writers forum. In the studio are novelist Barbara Chepaitis and reviewer Steve Sawicki. They are here to answer your questions about the process of creative writing. WAMC’s Brian Shields hosts.

Albany County DA David Soares
Albany County District Attorney's Office

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is the guest for today's show. Soares, a Democrat, has been in office since 2005. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Paul Singh
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Paul Singh of Albany Medical Center joins the show to discuss bariatric surgery. Dr. Singh specializes in laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures. He is widely recognized for applying his robotic surgical expertise to gastroenterology and other general surgery, including robotic gastric bypass surgery. He also performs advanced minimally invasive hernia repair, as well as gastro-esophageal reflux and gastric bypass surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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At the height of the season, Deanna Fox is in the studio for this Food Friday to answer your questions about the delicious treats you can try at fairs and carnivals. 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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