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, April 14
Medical Monday
Dr. Jason Mouzakes

Tuesday, April 15
Open Forum

Wednesday, April 16
Poetry Forum

Thursday, April 17
Automotive Repair
Gordon Fricke

Friday, April 18
Food Friday
Theme: Brunch

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Playlist

December 12, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Tomorrow Never Knows
Artist : Matt Jorgensen and 451
Album : Quiet Silence
Composer : Lennon and McCartney
Label : Origin
2:40 PM
Third Stone from the Sun
Artist : Jimi Hendrix Experience
Album : Are You Experienced?
Composer : Jimi Hendrix
Label : Legacy
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings

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3:00 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Gun Control : 4/9/13

United States President Barack Obama attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 28, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

Today could mark a big step towards reforming gun control policies across the nation as U.S. Senate Democrats meet with their Republican counterparts to try and broker a deal on legislation filed yesterday following a GOP filibuster threat.

Also in Washington today are 11 relatives of the victims of the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They will be meeting with legislators and pushing for reforms.

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3:00 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday – Dr. Ronald Stram : 4/8/13

Dr. Ronald Stram

Dr. Ronald Stram, founder of the Stram Center for Intergrative Medicine in Delmar, New York, specializes in integrative medicine, which combines mainstream medical treatments with complementary and alternative medicine. He takes your questions on this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 4/4/13

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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Public Corruption : 4/3/13

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday’s events in New York will surely go down as yet another marker in the state’s history of political corruption as six officials, including former New York State Senate Majority Leader, State Senator Malcolm Smith, are now facing federal charges.

Today we want your take on the so-called culture of corruption that seems to pervade many areas of public service and elected office. Does power corrupt those who have it? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Vox Pop : Sports with Keith Strudler : 4/2/13

Major League Baseball kicked off the 2013 season this week with near perfect pitching, big hits, and big wins.

The LA Dodger’s Clayton Kershaw pitched a complete shut out in his first outing of the season, not to mention his walk off home run to win the game. The powerhouse New York Yankees, depicted on the cover of the New Yorker as geriatric patients, lost to the rival Boston Red Sox. But, the New York Mets won their opening salvo with a commanding 11 to 2 runs scored over the San Diego Padres.

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1:53 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Martin Farber : 4/1/13

Dr. Martin Farber
Credit Courtesy Ellis Hospital

Joining us today on Medical Monday to answer your questions rheumatology and related issues of is Doctor Martin Farber, chief of the section of Rheumatology and attending physician at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York.

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, he completed his internship residency in medicine at Boston City Hospital.

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3:00 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 3/28/13

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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Vox Pop : Pets & Vets - Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin : 3/27/13

Credit Reddit/okapieie

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. 

A USDA category one accredited veterinarian; Dr. O’Loughlin is a graduate of Cornell University. She joined the Delmar Animal Hospital staff in 1998. She and her husband Mike share their home and lives with 2 dogs—Marcus and Ivy; 6 cats— Oliver, Ziggy, Annie Oakley, Homer, Sapphire and Rosebud; 2 fish tanks and a pond, complete with fish and frogs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - SCOTUS and same sex marriage : 3/26/13

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Today the Supreme Courts of the United States is hearing the first of two cases that may be the deciding factors in whether same sex marriage is declared legal across the country. 

Today we want your take on the cases, today’s argument on California’s Proposition 8 law that banned gay marriage, and tomorrow’s case challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch : 3/25/13

Dr. Matthew Adamo, left, and Dr. Timothy Lynch, right.
Credit Courtesy Albany Medical Center

Joining us today on Medical Monday to discuss neurological issues, specifically the treatment and surgical interventions for epilepsy are Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch of Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Matthew Adamo specializes in general and pediatric neurosurgery, including surgical treatment for epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and congenital and developmental abnormalities, such as spina bifida.

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