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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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, September 28
Medical Monday - Dr. Danil Polischuk - Orthopedics

Tuesday, September 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, September 30
Pets & Vets - Dr. Ron Scharf

Thursday, October 1
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, October 2
Food Friday - Christina Davis & Alana Chernila 

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  

Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, called Addyi. The food and drug administration approval yesterday marks an unusual turnaround for the agency. The FDA previously rejected the drug twice due to lackluster benefits and worrisome side effects. We want to hear from you. What do you think—is this the long overdue answer some have sought for female sexual dysfunction?

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Donald Trump still leads his GOP rivals in the polls, and he recently called for a constitutional amendment to crack down on millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. We have two experts in constitutional law in the studio with us to discuss this headline: Attorney George Carpinello of Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Albany, and Albany Law School professor and WAMC commentator Stephen Gottlieb.

Joining us today on Medical Monday is Dr. Alan Boulos, Chair of the Neurosurgery Department at Albany Medical Center. He specializes in endovascular neurosurgery.

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Dan Smith of John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant in South Egremont, Massachusetts.

It has been quite a summer in sports. New York Jets QB Geno Smith had his jaw broken this week by a teammate....in the locker room.  As the NFL gets ready to start exhibition season, Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met in a court room over "Deflate-Gage."   The Red Sox are enduring a lousy season. The Yankees just lost first place to the Toronto Blue Jays.  And then there's the first place New York Mets. There is a great deal to talk about!  Good thing we'll be joined by Marist College's Keith Strudler and Daily Gazette Sports Editor, Mark McGuire. 

New York Times photographer and Skidmore College lecturer Charlie Samuels joins us in the studio to answer your questions about photography. 

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Last week, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that he will oppose the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, its allies and Iran.  Schumer is the highest ranking Democrat to say he will vote no on the deal.  

  Joining us today is Dr. Stuart Feinstein. He’s board-certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine and he’s the head of the Division of Infectious Diseases for Health Quest Medical Practice in the Hudson Valley. 

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We still have a bit of summer left, but there’s no denying the fall harvest is right around the corner. Our region’s bounty is rich, and we have some guests in the studio today who can talk about the best ways to take advantage of it. Michele Youngs, Bill Bensen and Barbara Chepaitis of the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany are here to answer your questions, and we’ll have some treats in store.