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, May 4
Medical Monday - Dr. Justin Juliano - Oncology

Tuesday, May 5
Open Forum - Death with Dignity - Giza Lopez

Wednesday, May 6
Photography - Charlie Samuels

Thursday, May 7
Astronomy - Bob Berman

Friday, May 8
Food Friday - Meats - Paul Hoffman
 

Joining us for Earth Day, Environmental Advocates of New York Executive Director Peter Iwanowicz is in the studio to answer your questions. 

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 Yesterday, federal officials arrested six Somali-Americans in Minnesota and California who were allegedly making attempts to join and support Islamic State militants overseas, after a 10-month FBI investigation. Malcolm Nance returns to Vox Pop today. He’s a leading expert in counter-terrorism intelligence. He’s going to help shed some light on how ISIS works, and why they’re attractive to potential young recruits around the world.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop - podiatry and podiatric surgery with Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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We have two expert cooking instructors in the studio today. Sharon Masciocco of The Big Table Cooking Company is here, as is Chef Instructor John Winnek of The Market Bistro Cooking School.

Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

This spring is proving to be an exciting one in the sports world, with Duke taking the NCAA basketball championship, a 21-year-old golf phenom winning the masters, and former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder. Here with us to talk it through is our very own sports commentator and Marist College Center for Sports Communication Director Keith Strudler.

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president in 2016 this past weekend. And today, she made her first campaign appearance at a community college in Iowa. With the similarly expected declarations of Republican U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, the race is very much officially underway.

 Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Michael Mulligan of Capital Region Orthopaedics and Albany Medical Center’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in treating hand, wrist and elbow injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome to upper extremity trauma, and he’s here to answer your questions.

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  What do you get when you bake rolled oats, honey, nuts and puffed rice? You get the sweet, crunchy, tasty and healthful treat, granola! We’re talking about the popular snack food on Food Friday today. Sandro Gerbini of Gatherer’s Granola, and Caroline and Paul Barrett, of Our Daily Eats are in the studio. 

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Whether you’re finally getting around to updating that kitchen or bathroom of yours or dealing with a plumbing emergency, home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, we have two experts here with us today to answer your questions—Tommy Drummond and Clint Kershaw of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region.

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