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)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

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

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 23
Medical Monday: Kidney health with Dr. Vincent Carsillo

Tuesday, April 24
Open forum

Wednesday, April 25
Weather with Jason Gough

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27
Food Friday: Ice cream with SoCo Creamery

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in the Berkshires return to Food Friday with their favorite seasonings. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


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.


It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio are Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, NY and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


Jim Steiner of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany joins WAMC's Alan Chartock to discuss the latest in Syria.


Dr. Steven Giovannone, a cardiologist with Cardiology Associates of Schenectady and who also practices at Ellis Medicine, joins Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Cookbook author Jennifer Clair joins Food Friday as we take it back to the basics of cooking, the subject of her latest book. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


It's all about technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers and Cliff Rohde of GoatCloud Communications. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Birding: 4/11/18

Apr 11, 2018
Golden eagle

Rich Guthrie and Tom Lake join Vox Pop to discuss birds and birding. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Hudson Valley Foot Associates

Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates joins Medical Monday to discuss podiatry and podiatric surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Peter Barrett

Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with tips for spring cooking using farm fresh ingredients and more. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.


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.

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The newly approved New York state budget sets up a process that could give lawmakers pay raises by the end of the year. But it doesn't include ethics reforms even after Governor Andrew Cuomo's former top aide was convicted of bribery and the trials of the state legislature's former leaders. Do you think lawmakers should receive a raise? What are your thoughts on ethics reform? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Albany Medical Center

Dr. Matthew Adamo, an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon with Albany Medical Center, joins Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Food Friday all-star Deanna Fox returns to the program with some of her favorite Upstate New York foods. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


In the studio today for the first gardening Vox Pop show of 2018 are a couple of 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.


Geoffrey Demis of Ferris Coin joins WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss coins, currency and more.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Congressman John Faso is in the studio today to answer questions from constituents. The Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional District was elected in 2016. His district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Mark Pettus of Berkshire Health Systems. Dr. Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for more than 25 years. 


Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to Food Friday to discuss instant pot cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


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

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Thinking about buying or selling a home? We have two real estate professionals in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Alexander Monticello of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


Today is the first day of spring and while the snow will eventually melt, insects will start biting and stinging. Professor Carmen Greenwood of SUNY Cobleskill joins the show to help you avoid these bugs. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.


Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Facebook: O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Liam Slattery and chef Drew Philipchik of O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub in Delmar, NY join Food Friday with some St. Patrick's Day favorites. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


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.


It's Pets & Vets 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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Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Leonard Cutler of Siena College, Mark Dallas of Union College and Nolan Fahrenkopf of the University at Albany join Vox Pop to discuss the latest in relations between the United States and North Korea. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Sohail of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss gastroenterology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

It's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Food Friday. Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, Justin Debrosky of Henry's at the Farm and Agnes Devereux of The Village Tearoom in New Platz join WAMC's Ray Graf.