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, April 25
Medical Monday - Hepatobiliary Surgery With Dr. Ryan Swan

Tuesday, April 26
Open Forum

Wednesday, April 27
Pets & Vets

Thursday, April 28

Friday, April 29
Food Friday

Dr. Deborah Buccino
Berkshire Health Systems

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Deborah Buccino. She’s a board-certified pediatrician practicing in Great Barrington with Berkshire Health Systems. She’s here to answer your questions about pediatrics and adolescent medicine. 

Food Friday: Jewish Cuisine

Apr 1, 2016
Jewish Cuisine
Wikimedia Commons / MOs810

Today we talk about the elements of Jewish cuisine! Rabbi Matt Cutler of Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady is with us in the studio today, as is Peter Kopcha, the organizer of the synagogue’s annual Jewish Food Festival

Wikimedia Commons

Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery, gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum


It’s pets and vets today, and joining us in the studio are veterinarian Dr. Michel Hardaker of the Central Veterinary Hospital in Albany. Ray Graf hosts.

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
Pat Bradley/WAMC

  The 2016 presidential race continues to dominate headlines this week. Trump and Clinton continue to hold on to their leads, and Bernie Sanders has been gaining momentum in recent primaries. But the barbs continue to fly between all candidates, particularly when Trump is involved, and protests are becoming increasingly common. It all leads us to ask this question: is the race getting too nasty?

Dr. Joanne McDonough
Ellis Medicine

Today we have Dr. Joanne McDonough, chair of Ellis Medicine’s Emergency Services, in the studio to answer your questions. 

Food Friday: Bruce & Mark

Mar 25, 2016
Bruce & Mark
Bruce Weinstein/Mark Scarbrough

Renowned cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough join us to talk about cooking, throwing parties and more. 

Fábio Olmos

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

Mark Moz/Flickr

Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? We have a licensed real estate professional in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Licensed real estate broker Alexander Monticello. He specializes in residential sales for buyers and sellers in the Capital Region. 

Is the media responsible for the rises of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as front-runners for their respective party nominations? Is coverage of scandals and gaffs and outrageous behavior proof that bad publicity is good publicity? With three primaries today and more to come in the next weeks and months, we’re narrowing down the field.