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 @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 21
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 22
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 23
Open Forum

Thursday, July 24
Science Forum

Friday, July 25
Food Friday 

Composer ID: 


Vox Pop
1:56 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum 8/13/13 : Stop & Frisk

Credit Scott Davidson / Flickr

  A Federal judge blasted the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy yesterday, calling it an unconstitutional violation of civil rights. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are furious, and plan to appeal, saying it's what keeps the city safe.

What do you think? Is the ruling going to stop rampant racial profiling or is it going to send the Big Apple into a downward spiral of crime and violence?

Read more
Vox Pop
2:00 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Paul Singh : 8/12/13

Dr. Tejinder Paul Singh, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Albany Medical Center

In the studio today on this Medical Monday is Dr. T. Paul Singh, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Albany Medical Center. 

Read more
Vox Pop
10:26 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Vox Pop: Astronomy with Bob Berman: 8/8/13

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

Read more
Vox Pop
2:17 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Google Glass : 8/7/13

Google Glass is making more and more headlines these days, but not for all the tech-savvy bells and whistles it purportedly offers. Instead, it’s raising serious privacy concerns and already getting banned everywhere from banks and hospitals to locker rooms and strip clubs—before it’s even on the market.

Read more
Vox Pop
1:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Vox Pop 8/6/13: Doping, Baseball and A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez
Credit wikipedia commons

New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodridguez is facing a ban that could sit him on the sidelines until 2015.  The slugger, who has often been tied to (but not convicted of) the use of performance enhancing drugs, has vowed to appeal the suspension, handed down yesterday by Major League Baseball.  While he awaits his appeal hearing, Rodriguez, who is baseball's highest played player, suited up and took the field for the Yankees last night.   On today's Vox Pop, Alan Chartock welcome's the Times Union's Pete Iorizzo to discuss baseball's latest crisis. 

Vox Pop
3:36 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Asher Weiner : 8/5/13

Dr. Asher Weiner

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Asher Weiner, an ophthalmologist with Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region in Troy, New York.

Vox Pop
1:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Vox Pop : Genealogy : 8/1/13

Genealogy is the focus of this edition of Vox Pop, with WAMC's Ray Graf and guest Jean Nudd

Jean Nudd is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she does reference work, helping people find information, as well as processing records so that people can use them. Jean earned her Bachelors degree in history from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire and her Masters from Arizona State University in local history.

Read more
Vox Pop
1:24 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Vox Pop : Pets and Vets : 7/31/13

Credit Public Domain

It's another edition of our popular "Pets and Vets" Vox Pop.   We welcome Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin of the Delmar Animal Hospital.   Dr. O'Loughlin is a graduate of Cornell University.  She's been with the Delmar Animal Hospital since 1998.   Today's program hosted by Ray Graf.

Vox Pop
2:06 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Acquittal Of Bradley Manning : 7/30/13

Credit United States Army

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.  The military judge hearing the case, Army Col. Denise Lind, announced the verdict Tuesday. The charge was the most serious of 21 counts. It carried a possible life sentence without parole. Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.  Manning's sentencing hearing is set to begin tomorrow.   Now Manning is by no means out of the woods yet.   If the possible sentences for all the charges of which he WAS convicted are added up,  Private Manning could be looking at over 100 years in prison.

Read more
Vox Pop
1:57 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Vox Pop: Medical Monday - Dr. Arif Asif: 7/29/13

Dr. Arif Asif
Credit Albany Med

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Arif Asif, chief of nephrology and hypertension at Albany Medical Center.

Read more