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 31
Medical Monday - Dr. Ira Zackon & Dr. Richard Stone - Oncology

Tuesday, September 1
Open Forum

Wednesday, September 2
Financial Advising - Thomas Brockley

Thursday, September 3
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, September 4
Food Friday - Cocktails
 

Global markets have had a rough week and a half, offering up some stomach-churning drops and rebounds as investors follow roller coaster news of China’s economy. That said, it’s not a hopeless time for your own portfolio. Joining us today to answer your financial questions is Thomas Brockley, senior vice president, financial advisor and branch director of the Capital Region office of RBC Wealth Management in Albany.

WAMC's Patrick Garrett

More than 30 U.S. cities have reported sharp increases in violence since last year, including New York, New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington, St. Louis and Milwaukee.  The question is, why is this happening? And why now? Here to help us discuss this issue is University at Albany Professor of Public Administration, Shawn Bushway.

Dr. Ira Zackon
New York Oncology Hematology

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Ira Zackon of New York Oncology Hematology and Dr. Richard Stone of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Both are board-certified in the field, and specialize in stem cell transplantation. 

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.

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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.

Dr. Daniel Brocks
Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC

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.  

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