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 @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 7
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 8
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 9
Copyright Forum

Thursday, July 10
Open Forum

Friday, July 11
Dining out with kids

Composer ID: 


October 17, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Sci-Fi
Composer : Donald Fagan, Walter Becker
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Everybody Moan
Artist : Maynard Ferguson
Album : The Essential Maynard Ferguson
Composer : Jack Lewis, Ernie Wilkins
Label : Columbia/Legacy
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings


Vox Pop
1:00 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. James Anania : 1/20/14

Credit Nathan Littauer Hospital

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. James Anania, an anesthesiologist at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, New York. He’s here to respond to your questions about anesthesia and pain management.

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Vox Pop
1:05 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Food Friday: Catering with Fine Food and Wine

Credit By Ppsw, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s Food Friday again! Today we’re talking about catering your next party, large or small. Kim Klopstock of Lily and the Rose Gourmet Catering in Saratoga Springs is here with us, along with Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering in New Paltz. We are also joined by Yono’s Restaurant co-owner and certified sommelier Dominick Purnomo.

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12:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 1/16/14

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Ildar Sagdejev

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.

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11:24 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Food Friday Dining : Windsor

Credit Sweet Spot Bake Shop, Windsor, CT

Each week for Food Friday, we go to a different part of the WAMC listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite. 

In Windsor, CT
From the Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Dom’s Broad Street Eatery: 330 Broad Street, Windsor. Eat like a local and try the homemade soups.

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Vox Pop
1:42 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Vox Pop : Home Improvement : 1/15/14

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Whether you’re flipping a house or finally getting around to updating that kitchen of yours, home improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is here with us today to answer your questions large and small about your next home improvement project.

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Vox Pop
2:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate

Credit Bob Jagendorf /flickr

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.

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1:15 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Terence Clarke : 1/13/14

Credit Ellis Medicine

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Terence Clarke, chief of Bariatric Care at Ellis Medicine. He specializes in bariatric surgery and managing weight-loss surgery programs, and is here to respond to your questions on these topics.

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Vox Pop
12:26 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Food Friday: Farmers' Markets & Fresh, Local Food

Joining us on this Food Friday is Chef Adam Zieminski of Café Adam, Jennifer Jennings of the Schenectady Greenmarket, and Monica Kurzejeski of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 1/9/13

  On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

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Vox Pop
2:41 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Vox Pop : New York State of the State : 1/8/14

Times Union Editorial Editor Jay Jochnowitz joins Alan Chartock in the studio for analysis of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's fourth State of the State address in Albany.