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 21
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 22
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 23
Open Forum

Thursday, July 24
Science Forum

Friday, July 25
Food Friday 

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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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3:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Vox Pop : The 85th Academy Awards : 2/21/13

Daniel Day-Lewis viewing the Gettysburg Address in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House following a screening of the film, 'Lincoln', in the White House family theatre attended by United States President Barack Obama with the film director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending, including Day Lewis, who played Abraham Lincoln.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

Its Oscar time and this year’s hopefuls include the youngest and oldest ever nominated for acting awards and four period pieces that could not be more different in the running for best picture.

The Oscars will be awarded this Sunday, and today we have film professors Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg in studio to share their picks and address your questions and comments on the nominees, nominees you think may have been overlooked, or even prospects for next year’s awards season.

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3:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 2/20/13

RNA
Credit Wikimedia Commons / Ryan Jeffs

On today's show we're talking science in the Science Forum, a collection of some of the finest scientific minds in our listening area.

Today we welcome Dr. Helen Ghiradella, professor of biological sciences at the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Ed Stander is a professor of geology and astronomy at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

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3:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Abortion in New York : 2/19/13

As reported this weekend in the New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to propose changes to the state’s policies on abortion as part of his ‘Women’s Equality Act’ introduced during his State of the State Address that include allow health care practitioners, not solely physicians, from performing the procedure.

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3:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Valentine's Day (!?) : 2/14/13

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day of chocolate, flowers, and love… or is it?

Today we want your take on this holiday. Is it a fun way to spend some time with your sweetheart, or a day manufactured by card and candy companies to boost first quarter earnings? WAMC's 'resident softie' Alan Chartock joins host Ray Graf.

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