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
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  • 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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Playlist

November 28, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Some Other Blues
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Heavyweight Champion
Composer : John Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
2:40 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Remember
Composer : Wes Montgomery, Granville A. Burland
Label : Blue Note Records
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 March 12, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Banning Sugary Beverages : 3/12/13

Credit WIkimedia Commons/Marlith

One day before a ban on certain sugary beverages in certain settings in New York City was set to take effect; a state judge ruled yesterday that the policy, championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, should not be imposed.

In his ruling, Justice Milton A. Tingling Jr. called the rules, “arbitrary and capricious,” echoing consumer and beverage industry claims that the rules, which would include restricting the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces or less at restaurants, street carts, and entertainment venues, are confusing and unenforceable.

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11:05 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Gregg Gerety : 3/11/13

Joining us today on Medical Monday to talk about endocrinology is Dr. Gregg Gerety.

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Dr. Gerety went to medical school at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He studied internal medicine in Albany, and completed his fellowship in endocrinology at Yale in 1988.

Board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism,  Dr. Gerety is a past-president of the American Diabetes Association - New York State affiliate. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Vox Pop : Gardening : 3/7/13

Joining on this edition of Vox Pop is arborist Fred Breglia, gardener Greg Ward, for this early March edition of WAMC’s gardening program.

Our dynamic gardening duo is here for your questions on everything from bark to begonias. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.


 

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3:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Minimum Wage : 3/6/13

In his State of the Union Address last month, President Barack Obama called on congress to pass an increase to the federal minimum wage, raising it from its current rate $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour.

This week, House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, more than a dollar higher than Obama proposed.

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and California Representative George Miller say their bill, introduced yesterday, would boost the minimum by 2015, followed by automatic annual increases tied to changes in the cost of living.

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3:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Politics of Sequestration and Fracking in NY : 3/5/13

President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Assistant Democratic House Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Credit Pete Souza/Official White House Photo

Today we are discussing two hot topics – how the so-called sequester could affect the 2014 midterm elections, and fracking in New York.

The budget cuts known as sequestration took effect last Friday, and while the overall effects of the cuts on national and local economies and government efficiency have yet to be realized, the effect of the cuts on the national political landscape may be coming into focus this week.

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3:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Mark Pettus : 3/4/13

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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3:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 2/28/13

We’re talking automotive maintenance and repair on this edition of Vox Pop with Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York.

You can post your questions and comments below, below our Vox Pop wall post on our Facebook page, or tweet us @WAMCVoxPop.
 

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3:00 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Vox Pop : Pets & Vets - Dr. Frank Akawi : 2/27/13

Dr. Frank Akawi
Credit Greenfield Animal Hospital

Today on Vox Pop we welcome Dr. Frank Akawi of Greenfield Animal Hospital in Greenfield Center, New York.

A native Jordanian, Dr. Akawi studied animal science as an undergraduate in Baghdad. Once in the United States, he earned a masters degree in reproductive physiology, an MBA, and a PhD in pet health management. He also obtained a veterinary degree from Ross University.

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3:00 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 2/26/13

Today on Vox Pop, we look to the stars with world renowned astronomer Bob Berman. It's the Astronomy show hosted by WAMC's Ray Graf.

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2:00 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Ron Stram : 2/25/13

Today on Vox Pop, it's Medical Monday with Dr. Ron Stram. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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