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

Composer ID: 


November 21, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration
Composer : Stevie Wonder
Label : Motema
2:40 PM
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Composer : Stevie Wonder
Label : Origin Records
2:56 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Album : Three Bline Mice Vol. 1
Composer : Freddie Hubbard
Label : Blue Note Records


Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Terror in Boston : 4/16/13

The aftermath of yesterday's terror attack at the Boston Marathon.
Credit Flickr/hahatango

Yesterday marked a sad day for both our region and Massachusetts capital city as three people perished and hundreds of others were injured in what has been described by officials as an act of terror.

Today we’re opening the lines for you to hear your stories of what many are now calling the Boston Marathon bombing, and your reactions as the investigation continues to develop. We’ll also be monitoring the wires for the latest news on the investigation and bring it to you if and when it becomes available.

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3:00 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Drs. Amy Novatt and Rachel Masch : 4/15/13

Dr. Amy Novatt, left, and Dr. Rachel Masch.

Joining us today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on obstetrics and gynecology are Drs. Amy Novatt and Rachel Masch.

A member of the Mid Hudson Medical Group practicing in Rhinebeck and Kingston, Dr. Amy Novatt is a graduate of New York Medical College in Manhattan.

Formerly the chief resident at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, Novatt received certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and gynecology in 2009.

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3:00 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 4/11/13

Credit WIkimedia Commons/Mdf

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

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3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vox Pop : Poetry Forum : 4/10/13

Credit Flickr/chillihead

April is National Poetry Month, and today we’ll celebrate the likes of Whitman, Frost, and Ginsberg by welcoming readings of your favorite poems and recollections of how you discovered and fell in love with those words. 

Today in studio we welcome our very own Paul Elisha and poet Sarah Weist who will be reciting some of their poetry favorites. We will also be joined via telephone by Stu Bartow and a special guest poet. We welcome your favorites as well. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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