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, November 20

Medical Monday: Interventional radiology with Dr. David Hindson of Nathan Littauer Hospital

Tuesday, November 21

Open Forum: U.S. Congressman John Faso

Wednesday, November 22

Open Forum: Science forum

Thursday, November 23

No show: Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24

No show

Dr. Karen Tedesco
New York Oncology Hematology

October is breast cancer awareness month and joining Medical Monday to discuss breast cancer is Dr. Karen Tedesco of New York Oncology Hematology. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today's Food Friday is all about chowder. Dan Frament of Muddaddy Flats Quesadillary and Richard Matthews of The Shop are participating in the 11th annual Troy Chowder Fest are in the studio. Joining them is Katie Hammon, executive director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District - which is organized the event. The Troy Chowder Fest runs from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. 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.

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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

  Plumbing can be a daunting challenge for home owners and fixer uppers. Never fear! Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Bread Alone Bakery

Food Friday favorite Amy Halloran returns to the show today. She is joined by Sharon Burns Leader of Bread Alone Bakery, which has numerous locations in the NY's Hudson Valley. They are here to discuss baking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Have questions about the fall harvest? In the studio today to answer your gardening questions are a couple of familiar voices. 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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Planning a vacation or a weekend getaway? Travel planner Andrea Schwartz is in the studio to answer your questions. 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. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday to discuss orthopedics is Dr. Laura Scordino of OrthoNY. She specializes in hand, shoulder and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Scordino has a particular interest in treatment of tendon, nerve, and arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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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.

Facebook: Hattie's Restaurant

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.

Facebook: Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC

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.

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