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
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  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 28
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 30
Pets & Vets

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1
Food Friday 

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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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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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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.

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1:31 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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