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, August 22
Medical Monday - Dr. Alan Sanders, Infectious Disease

Tuesday, August 23
Open Forum

Wednesday, August 24
Open Forum

Thursday, August 25
Gardening

Friday, August 26
Food Friday - The Art of Plating
 

Hali Bey Ramdene
TheKitchn.com

Food Editor Hali Bey Ramdene of TheKitchn joins us to answer your questions about cooking.

This is a picture of a car's wheel
Flickr

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.

Birding
Flickr/Martin Pettitt

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

Bernie Sanders
Patrick Garrett/WAMC

Kentucky and Oregon have presidential primaries today. Donald Trump is busy honing his stances and platform, and potential attacks against Hillary Clinton, whom he sees as his likely opponent in November. Meanwhile the battle between Clinton and Bernie Sanders continues for the Democratic ticket.

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Garrick Applebee, a board-certified sleep medicine specialist with the St. Peter’s Sleep Center in Albany. Have trouble sleeping? He’s here to answer your questions.

You probably know him best as a beloved Newschannel 13 meteorologist.  But there is much more to Jason Gough than just the weather.  He's been cooking since he was 10 years old and has spent time as cook and bartender. His new project is called Wine About The Weather,  a TV program that takes us to great New York wineries, and talks about pairing wine with food and the weather. 

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. Ray Graf hosts.

Just about everyone is online these days. Many, many of us have a website, a Facebook account, or Twitter. But establishing an online presence isn’t simply a matter of turning on the computer and firing up a web browser. Cliff Rohde of GoatCloud Communications is here to answer your questions about establishing a presence online.

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is refusing to respond to Republican Donald Trump's recent comments that she was an "enabler" of Bill Clinton's marital infidelities during his political career.

Dr. Doug Tumen
Hudson Valley Foot Associates

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop - podiatry and podiatric surgery with Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Donna Williams, founder and owner of the Field Goods produce subscription service joins us on Food Friday to answer your questions about spring produce and wellness. 

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions. One of the best-known and most widely-read astronomers in the world, Bob can translate complex scientific concepts into terms that are easily understood by the casual stargazer, yet meaningful to the most advanced researchers.

Joining us in the studio today is novelist Barbara Chepaitis and storyteller Mary Murphy. They’re here to answer your questions about the process of creative writing. 

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver faces sentencing in his corruption trial today. Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be in hot water after recent subpoenas. Blair Horner, legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group joins us today to talk about political corruption and its consequences. 

Dr. Charles Weissman
New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Charles Weissman and Dr. Joseph Schwartz. Dr. Weissman is a board-certified medical oncologist and skin cancer specialist with New York Oncology Hematology, and Dr. Schwartz is a board-certified dermatologist with a practice in Troy and Clifton Park. 

Port wine
Jon Sullivan, via Wikimedia Commons

Today we are on with a dynamic duo–Mary Vaughn of Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington and Amy Mendes of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, talking about wine and cocktail pairing. 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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.

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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, New York and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

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  Today is the fourth in a string of Super Tuesday primaries in the presidential election season. Polls are open in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. It’s the last primary day for states in our listening area, so we want to hear from you. Did you vote? 

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Ryan Swan. He’s the director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and the Dyson Center for Cancer Care.  He’s here to answer your questions about surgical treatment of both malignant and benign diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs and restaurateurs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Hugh Piney and John Lekic. They’re the owners and operators of Le Express Bistro and Bar, and food truck, based in Poughkeepsie.

This is a picture of a car's wheel
Flickr

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.

Open Forum: Climate Change

Apr 20, 2016

Climate change is one of the most polarizing topics on the world stage today. It  inspires strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Union College Geology Department Chair Donald Rodbell is here for a discussion on this contentious topic.

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Today is the New York primary. Polls have been open since 6 a.m. in New York City and in Erie county, and they opened at noon for the rest of the state. It’s the first time in decades that New York has had a meaningful presidential primary—one that may have the power to make or break the campaigns. What do you think? Who will take New York and how will it affect the race?

Dr. Lixia Ellis
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Lixia Ellis. She’s a board-certified dermatologist with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s dermatology practice in Bennington. You got skin? Then you probably have questions. She’s here to answer them.

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Eric Bolton, executive chef at The Century House in Latham, New York. 

Bird
Fábio Olmos

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

drain pipes
247homerescue / Wikimedia Commons

It’s springtime, when everything thaws. With that undoubtedly coming plumbing issues. But do not worry, 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.

This is a picture of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
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The 2016 presidential race continues to dominate headlines this week. Some of the action was even in our own backyard yesterday, as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich all made campaign stops in Albany in advance of the influential New York primary coming up next week. How do you think the outcome of the New York primary will affect the current roster of candidates? 

Dr. Matthew Leinung
Albany Medical Center

Joining us on this Medical Monday is endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Leinung, Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Albany Medical Center. He’s here to respond to your questions.

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