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

December 04, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
T.S., T.S.
Artist : Bill Watrous
Album : Tiger of San Pedro
Composer : John LaBarbera
Label : Wounded Bird Records
2:40 PM
Intermission Riff
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Kenton in Hi-Fi
Composer : Michael Goldsen, Ray Wetzel
Label : Blue Note
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings

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Vox Pop
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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3:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Your reactions to the State of the Union : 2/13/13

Official portrait of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term last night, outlining bold initiatives on reforming the nation’s high schools, immigration policy, economic development, and gun control.

Today we want to hear what you thought of the president’s remarks, and joining us with his reaction to the speech is WAMC’s own political observer, Dr. Alan Chartock. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Super Bowl : 1/31/13

Ray Lewis, right, of the Baltimore Ravens, and Colin Kaepernick, left, of the San Fransisco 49ers are among the most interesting players in Sunday's Super Bowl.
Credit Flickr / RMTip21

Are you ready for some football?! Today we’re talking about football in the lead up to the super bowl this Sunday, where a veteran Baltimore Ravens team will be matched against the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his first season as a starter.

Joining us today is director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and WAMC sports commentator Keith Strudler. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Vox Pop : Pets & Vets - Dr. Joseph Glennon : 1/30/13

Dr. Joseph Glennon of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center
Credit Courtesy of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center

Today on Vox Pop, on the first Pets & Vets program of 2013, we welcome Dr. Joseph Glennon of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center, with locations in Pattersonville, Gansevoort, and Latham New York.

A board-certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Glennon founded VSRC over 20 years ago and at the time was the first and only referral center in the region.

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3:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Lifting the Ban on Gay Boy Scouts : 1/29/13

Sign reads, '84-year-old Boy Scout leader kicked out for being gay.'
Credit Flickr / Paul Lowry

The Boy Scouts of America appear poised to lift a longstanding ban on gay scouts and scout leaders as soon as their national executive board meeting, scheduled for next week.

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3:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Gary Siskin : 1/28/13

Histopathogic image of uterine carcinosarcoma (Müllerian mixed tumor).
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Today on Medical Monday, to answer your questions on radiology and related issues of is Dr. Gary Siskind, professor and chair of radiology at Albany Medical Center.

A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, he completed his residency in radiology at Kings County Hospital Center, in Brooklyn.

Also in practice with Community Care Physicians, Dr. Siskin is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, through which he also has a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 1/24/13

Credit Wikimedia Commons / Dominique Toussaint (DemonDeLuxe)

Back from a long sabbatical, today we convene the science forum as we have gathered our panel of science experts to respond to your questions and comments.

Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.

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3:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Vox Pop : College Admissions and Financial Aid : 1/23/13

Seniors document their last moments as undergraduate students at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York in May 2008
Credit Flickr / Nazareth College

Planning for college is the focus of today’s program, and certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk more about it.

As many of us have found, securing an acceptance letter to an institution of higher learning is often only half the battle – the other half involves funding the educational experience you hope to have there. We’ll have more on this from Lynell, who helps prepare students for these aspects of the college experience. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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1:37 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - DREAM Act : 1/22/13

Credit Pat Arnow

There is talk in Albany about a  plan that would provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants.

The idea is to provide a way to help poor immigrant families afford college.  Similar proposals in New York and the nation have faced strong opposition from conservatives. 

On this edition of Vox Pop we are talking about the DREAM Act. What is your opinion of the idea?  Should we provide this type of assistance to those in this country illegally?

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