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 @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 13
Medical Monday - Dr. Michael Mulligan - Orthopedics

Tuesday, April 14
Open Forum

Wednesday, April 15
Sports - Keith Strudler

Thursday, April 16
Automotive Repair

Friday, April 17
Food Friday - Cooking Instruction

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Vox Pop
11:40 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Food Friday: Culinary Science: 3/6/15

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  Ted Russin of the Culinary Institute of America joins Ray in the studio to talk about the emerging field of culinary science, from molecular gastronomy to the science of food systems.

Vox Pop
10:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Wildlife : Ward Stone : 3/5/15

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We’ll be discussing wildlife today on the show, and wildlife pathologist Ward Stone will join us to provide insight on everything from the deer population to what you see in your backyard. 

Vox Pop
10:18 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Fitness & Wellness : Caleb Nelson & Ian Hogan

The cold winter months can be tough on you if you’re trying to keep up your fitness and wellness routine. Personal trainers Ian Hogan and Caleb Nelson of Purebred Athletics in Clifton Park. 

Vox Pop
3:10 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Copyright Forum : 3/3/15

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Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, artist Polly Law and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. 

Vox Pop
10:06 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Medical Monday : Dr. Jenny Michaels : Mental Health

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Vox Pop
10:46 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Food Friday: Food Policy

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Daryl Mosher of the Culinary Institute of America joins us for a discussion of food policy, and the recent changes to the Department of Agriculture's dietary guidelines.

Vox Pop
10:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Weather : Jason Gough : 2/26/15

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The Northeast is in the midst of a brutal winter this year. Boston and Buffalo were pummeled and buried, and much of the region has been facing record-breaking and dangerously low temperatures. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.    

Vox Pop
9:40 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Pets & Vets : Dr. Ron Scharf : 2/25/15

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Vox Pop
11:06 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Open Forum: Politicians in 2015

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Have you been frustrated by a politician lately? Politicians are no angels, and we’re going to let it all out. Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop
11:27 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Medical Monday : Dr. Daniel O'Dea : Cardiology

February is Heart Month, so joining us for Medical Monday is a board-certified cardiologist. Dr. Daniel O’Dea is chief of cardiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, and he’s here to answer your questions about heart health and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.