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)
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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, September 12
Medical Monday

Tuesday, September 13
Open Forum

Wednesday, September 14
Weather with Jason Gough

Thursday, September 15
Blogging and social media

Friday, September 16
Food Friday: culinary myths
 

On this edition of Vox Pop, joining us to discuss personal finances, including estate planning and charitable giving, is a panel of financial experts.

Thomas Brockley is senior vice president, financial advisor and branch director in the portfolio focus program at Royal Bank of Canada’s Wealth Management division in Albany, New York.

Bill Ringham is vice president and senior wealth strategist, also with RBC Wealth Management, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill works with high net worth clients in the firm’s north region.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop we’ll take your questions on cancer detection and medical thermal imaging with Dr. Anthony Piana, co-founder and director of Breast Thermography International.

A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Piana formed BTI in 2008 to educate doctors on the scientific principles of thermology and to train technicians to properly perform exams.

The day before Thanksgiving - on this edition of Vox Pop, what are you thankful for? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, Gordon Fricke of Barber & Fricke Automotive returns to answer your burning, leaking, and squeaking car questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop – heart health and cardiology with Dr. Daniel O’Dea, president and managing partner of the Hudson Valley Heart Center and chief of cardiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. WAMC’s Bob Barrett hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop - what did you think of President Barack Obama's first press conference since his reelction? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Following the reelection of President Barack Obama last week, the residents of 32 states, at last count, have filed petitions online asking that they be allowed to secede from the United States and form their own sovereign governments.

Statements filed for Texas and Louisiana have the most virtual signatures in support of their petitions, enough so that, according to the “We the People” web page, White House staff will review them and forward them to the proper policy experts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, how is your Election Day going? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts with WAMC's Ray Graf.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop - podiatry and podiatric surgery with Dr. Douglas Tumen. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Astronomer Bob Berman's appearances on Vox Pop are always popular with WAMC listeners.  Today's show was no exception, with Bob fielding questions on the size of the universe, the possibility of life on other planets and dark energy. Ray Graf hosts.  You can find out much more about Bob and his studies at  skymanbob.com

On this edition of Vox Pop: pets & vets with veterinarian Dr. Ron Scharf. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hurricane Sandy swept through the region yesterday. Today on Vox Pop we want to know what's going on in your area post-Sandy. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, special coverage of Hurricane Sandy as it moves through the region. WAMC's Ray Graf and Alan Chartock host with appearances by local officials on the ground in affected areas.

Gordon Fricke returns for another crackling hour of car questions and answers.  Gordon is the owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Joining us on this edition of Medical Monday to discuss cardiology and is Dr. Sankar Varanasi of the Hudson Valley Heart Center. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

It’s the birding show on this edition of Vox Pop, with bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, Lynell Engelmyer - certified educational planner with over twenty years of experience in college admissions and financial aid - joins us to talk college financial planning and admissions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

After weeks of somewhat troubling news out of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scored points a few weeks ago after what pundits have described as an un-engaging performance by President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate.

Obama and Romney will meet again on the debate floor tonight, this time at Hofstra University on Long Island…

On this edition of Vox Pop we want your take on tonight’s debate. Can the president stage a comeback, or will Romney carry the day for a second time. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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 Bob Barrett hosts.

Joining on this edition of Vox Pop is arborist Fred Breglia, gardener Greg Ward, for this final annual 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.

Bird is the word on this edition of Vox Pop, with veteran guest and birder Rich Guthrie. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

A spotlight has been cast on the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates following recent violent protests in the Middle East.

Today we want to know what you think would be best for the United State’s place in the world – four more years of President Barack Obama, or the proposed policies of Mitt Romney? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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.

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

Today we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum with guests intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, medical illustrator Bill Westwood, and artist and illustrator Polly Law. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has again found himself the focus of negative publicity following the posting of video of the candidate by the progressive news outlet Mother Jones during which he told supporters that he will never convince “47 percent” of Americans who he said will, “support the president no matter what,” because they believe they are “victims” entitled to be cared for by the government.

Today we want your reaction to Romney’s comments and to what people are saying about those comments today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

On this edition of Medical Monday is Dr. Eric Plakun of the Austen Riggs Center – a board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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