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." 

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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, February 1

Tuesday, February 2

Wednesday, February 3

Thursday, February 4

Friday, February 5

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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.  

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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. 

Looks like it will be a Green Christmas this year. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss the unusually warm winter weather and to take your weather questions.    

Christmas Eve dinner table
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Paul Masiero of Baba Louie’s Pizza in Great Barrington and Hudson and Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy join us in the studio to talk about the culinary traditions associated with Christmas Eve and Italian food.

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould. She’s a board-certified primary care physician who specializes in transgender medicine at the Susquehanna Family Practice in Oneonta, and she’s here to answer your questions.


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.