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)
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  • 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: 


November 21, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration
Composer : Stevie Wonder
Label : Motema
2:40 PM
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Composer : Stevie Wonder
Label : Origin Records
2:56 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Album : Three Bline Mice Vol. 1
Composer : Freddie Hubbard
Label : Blue Note Records


Vox Pop
1:31 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/7/14 : Surveillance and J. Edgar Hoover

Credit WIkimedia Commons

As the world continues to react to the intelligence leaks sparked by the likes of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, an unsolved leak carried out 40 years ago is making news. A new book is finally revealing the identity of burglars who broke into an FBI office in the spring of 1971 and stole files detailing the Bureau’s surveillance of American citizens under J. Edgar Hoover.

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1:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Matthew Leinung : 1/6/14

Credit Albany Medical Center

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the verge of making medical marijuana legal in the state—a treatment that researchers are now saying may help control blood sugar and diabetes. Joining us on this Medical Monday is diabetes specialist Dr. Matthew Leinung, director of endocrinology and metabolism at Albany Medical Center. He’s here to respond to your questions.

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1:00 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Vox Pop : Food Friday : Food Trends in 2014

Credit By Olearys, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s our first Food Friday! And we’re getting the year off to a mouthwatering start. Joining us this afternoon is Chef Dale Miller and food columnist Steve Barnes of the Times Union’s Table Hopping.

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1:00 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14

Credit U.S. Department of Defense / Glenn Fawcett

The New Year—in addition to a monster snow storm—is bringing with it some exciting sports news. Notably, the BCS championship between Auburn and Florida State kicking off Monday night, and the rapid approach of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. We’re talking sports today with our WAMC Sports Commentator Keith Strudler.  

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1:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/31/13 : Drunk Driving

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We are joined in the studio today by two New York State Troopers, Major Martin Hansen and Technical Sergeant Doug Paquette, and we’re talking about the dangers of drunk driving. Are you worried about the roads tonight?

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1:30 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Nicholas Montalto : 12/30/13

Credit CNY Fertility

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Nicholas Montalto, an OB-GYN and Medical Director of the Robotic Surgery Division at Ellis Medical Group here in the Capital Region.

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1:36 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/26/13

Today on the Vox Pop, 2014 is almost upon us. So it’s time to make our annual political predictions for the New Year. Who will run for president? Who will make a power grab? Who is going to be the center of the next scandal?

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1:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/24/13 : South Sudan

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Jenny Rockett

It’s Christmas Eve, and millions around the world are preparing to celebrate the holiday. But escalating conflict in the fledgling African nation of South Sudan has cast a shadow on the festive season. The United Nations has bumped up the crisis level today after officials found mass graves in the country—a sign that clashes are dangerously close to all out civil war.

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9:51 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Russell Cecil : 12/23/13

Credit Mohawk Valley Orthopedics

In the studio today on this Medical Monday is Dr. Russell Cecil, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York. He is founder of Mohawk Valley Orthopedics and his practice focuses on joint replacement and hand surgery.

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1:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 12/19/13

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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