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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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, February 8
Medical Monday - Dr. Thea Bordenave-Sande - Osteopathic Medicine

Tuesday, February 9
Open Forum

Wednesday, February 10
Astronomy With Bob Berman

Thursday, February 11
Science Forum

Friday, February 12
Food Friday With Ric Orlando

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We are about a week into the New Year, when those resolutions to eat healthfully may start to lose their luster. We’re going to re-energize you today and talk about superfoods! Joining us in the studio to talk about these nutrient-dense treats and to answer your questions are food writer and nutrition educator Diane Whitten and nutrition professor Eileen Fitzpatrick of the Sage Colleges.

Here's an assortment of recipes that were discussed on Food Friday: Superfoods.

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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It’s a new year, and with it will undoubtedly coming plumbing issues. We have two experts here with us today to answer your questions— Ian Cowen and Robert Benjamin of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region.

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President Barack Obama has unveiled steps aimed at expanding background checks to cover more firearms by requiring more people to register as federally licensed gun dealers. He’s bypassing Congress through a series of executive actions designed to narrow the so-called "gun show" loophole. Many critics, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush, are criticizing the move, saying it violates second amendment rights. What do you think?

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Jeff Perkins. He practices internal and preventative medicine in Albany, including some forms of holistic medicine, and is answering your questions on these topics. Hosted by Alan Chartock.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland and Dr. Kristina Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

Today on the Vox Pop, 2016 is almost upon us. So it’s time to make our annual political predictions for the New Year. Who will be our next president? Who will make a power grab? Who is going to be the center of the next scandal?

Dr. Howard Schlossberg
New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Howard Schlossberg. Dr. Schlossberg is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist with New York Oncology Hematology, and he’s here to answer your questions.