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

Dr. Vince Carsillo
Capital District Renal Physicians

  Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians is in the studio today to discuss internal medicine and nephrology.

Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs and restaurateurs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Susannah Singh of the Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany. Susanna is joined by Umana owner Dale Davidson. They are both extensive world travelers, with a great deal of knowledge about global cuisine and international street food.

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Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie is in the studio answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  


Planning for college is the focus of today’s program. Certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk more about it.

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Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp and artist Polly Law. 

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Peter Zahos. Dr. Zahos is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York and on staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. 

Rob Handel

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Rob Handel of the Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow, New York. 

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Times Union Sports Editor Pete Iorizzo and Daily Gazette Executive Sports Editor Mark McGuire join us today to talk sports.


It's tech galore on this edition of Vox Pop; it's the computer show with Tony Yang of Gig Computers, hosted by WAMC's Ray Graf.

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It’s Election Day today, and while there are no major state- or national-level elections on the ballot, there are a lot of very important local issues being put before voters today. The polls are open, and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain is here, and so is Kevin Moran, Regional Vice President for News of New England Newspapers and former managing editor of the Berkshire Eagle.