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, November 30
Medical Monday - Dr. Terence Clarke, Bariatrics

Tuesday, December 1
Open Forum 

Wednesday, December 2
Open Forum

Thursday, December 3
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, December 4
Cooking with Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Chef Hari Nayak
Café Spice

Chef Hari Nayak of Café Spice in New Windsor, New York, joins us to talk about the spices and flavors of Indian cuisine.

Flickr/Karen Roe

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


It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. 


Times Union State Editor, Capitol Bureau Chief and New York Now co-host Casey Seiler joins us in the studio to discuss New York state politics, from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s low approval ratings to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s investigation of the Buffalo Billion. 

Dr. Tia Olds
New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Tia Olds, a board-certified radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Albany and Amsterdam.  

Kanko / Wikimedia Commons

Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and crepes. 

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


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.


How do we prevent tragic school shootings? Some say it’s a matter of limiting access to guns, others say it’s increasing mental health services. Still, more say it’s impossible. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Smith is here, and he has a great deal of experience exploring this issue and training law enforcement on how best to respond to it.