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, January 19
Medical Monday - Dr. Harry Odabashian - Cardiology

Tuesday, January 20
Open Forum - Riverkeeper

Wednesday, January 21
Live coverage of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address

Thursday, January 22
Automotive Repair

Friday, January 23
Food Friday - National Soup Month

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Jeff Perkins : Internal Medicine

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Jeff Perkins. He practices internal and preventative medicine in Albany, including some forms of holistic medicine, and is answering your questions on these topics.

Vox Pop
12:46 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Food Friday: Holiday Entertaining

Happy Food Friday folks! Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, but the holidays are just around the corner. Merriment is all around, and much of it centers around dining, spirits and entertainment. Whether you’re planning a small Christmas dinner with the family or a grand holiday ball with all the trimmings, you’ll want to hear what chef Ric Orlando, sommelier Dan Thomas and distiller Chris Weld have to say.

Vox Pop
12:16 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Astronomy: Bob Berman : 12/4/14

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

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Vox Pop
12:04 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Aquarium Science: 12/3/14

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We’re going under the sea for a look at fish and aquatic life, and the world of building aquariums. We have three fish fanciers—aquarium experts from the Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society in the studio. E. Michael Silakowski, Tony Gai and Jacob Guinasso.

Vox Pop
11:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Open Forum: Policing the Police

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This week President Obama asked Congress to approve $263 million to buy thousands of body cameras for police departments nationwide. The hope is that they will prevent deaths like that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and build trust between police departments and the communities they serve.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Michael Schrom : Ear, Nose & Throat

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Michael Schrom, a board-certified otolaryngologist with Ellis Ear Nose and Throat Care in Schenectady and Clifton Park. He is here to answer your questions on ear, nose and throat issues.

Vox Pop
2:16 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Open Forum: Thanksgiving 2014

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What are you thankful for this year? It's a discussion of food, family and tradition today on the Vox Pop.

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Vox Pop
12:03 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Open Forum: Ferguson

The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown has sparked outrage and protest around the country. It’s on everyone’s minds today, and we are still seeing the aftermath play out.

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Vox Pop
12:22 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Allen Gerber

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Allen Gerber, a neurologist with Albany Medical Center’s Neurosciences Institute. He is a specialist in multiple sclerosis and movement disorders and is here to answer your questions on those topics.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Food Friday: Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Some argue it’s the biggest food holiday of the year here in the U.S. We have a panel of Berkshire chefs in the studio with us today, here to talk about cooking and dining for the holidays, and to answer your questions.

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