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 7
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 8
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 9
Copyright Forum

Thursday, July 10
Open Forum

Friday, July 11
Dining out with kids

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vox Pop : Weather with Jason Gough : 5/21/13

This is an image from NASA'S Aqua MODIS satellite of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Credit NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon.

The massive twister is only the latest of the type of extreme weather events that have recently grabbed headlines and changed lives, including Superstorm Sandy last year.

Today on Vox Pop we welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.

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3:00 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dermatology with Dr. Jerome Hill : 5/20/13

On this edition of Vox Pop, it’s Medical Monday. Joining us to discuss dermatology is Dr. Jerome Hill of Capital District Dermatology Associates in Glenmont, New York. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 5/16/13

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Ildar Sagdejev

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 Patrick Donges hosts.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Vox Pop : Scandals and Your Faith in Government : 5/15/13

New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez, accused of sexually harassing his office staff members.

The White House and the U.S. Justice Department have found themselves in some hot water this week as new information continues to come out regarding the administration’s reaction to the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya and news that the Justice Department has obtained several months of phone records from reporters with The Associated Press.

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1:57 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Taxi! : 5/14/13

Credit WIkimedia Commons/Andrea Di Falco

If you’ve ever found yourself standing on a busy city street corner with one foot in the gutter and an outstretched arm, you know the perils and victory that can be associated with travel by taxi.

We’ve all heard the urban legends of the child born in the back of a cab, or the long lost loves rain soaked reunion in the back seat of a yellow livery car, but today we want to hear your real life “taxi cab confessions” whether hopeful, or harrowing. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:15 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Vox Pop: Medical Monday -- Dr. Jennifer Michaels, 5/13/13

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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12:46 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 5/9/13

Credit WIkimedia Commons/Nasser Akabab

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

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3:22 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vox Pop: Open Forum - World's Biggest Problems and Solutions

We open the phones very wide today and ask, "What is the biggest problem in the (or your) world - and what is the one thing you would do to solve it."  WAMC listeners did not disappoint, bringing a vast number of deep thoughts to the table.  Ray Graf  hosts. 

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1:00 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Federal Immigration Reform : 5/7/13

US-Mexico border at Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; and California.
Credit WIkimedia Commons/Tomas Castelazo

Last month the U.S. Senate’s so-called “gang of eight” unveiled a bi-partisan federal immigration reform bill, intensifying the debate on what has seemingly always been a controversial national issue. 

Here today to talk about federal immigration reform and S.744 is Brooke Mead, program coordinator at the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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3:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Mark Pettus : 5/6/12

Dr. Mark Pettus

Joining us on this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is St. Peter’s Hospital Chief of Medicine Mark Pettus. He’s a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the former medical director of the Kripalu Institute for integrated healing, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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