Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs.

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)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, November 13

Medical Monday: Dr. Paul Glovinksy of St. Peter's Sleep Center

Tuesday, November 14

Open Forum: Gerrymandering with Albany Law School's Vincent Bonventre

Wednesday, November 15

Open Forum: Birding with Rich Guthrie & George Steele

Thursday, November 16

Open Forum: Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Friday, November 17

Food Friday: Thanksgiving Hotline with Deanna Fox & Gail Sokol

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th District, is in the studio today. The district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Albany Medical Center

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Hugh Fisher of Albany Medical Center. A urological surgeon, his specialties include the treatment of cancer of the prostate, bladder and kidney. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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How do you take your coffee or tea? Flavio Lichtenthal of the No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge and at Tanglewood in western Massachusetts joins us for Food Friday, along with Kevin Borowsky of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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In the studio today to answer your gardening questions are a few familiar voices. Bob Graves is a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York. Fred Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. Greg Ward runs Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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We’ll be discussing birds today on the program. WAMC’s resident avian expert Rich Guthrie is here to answer your questions about the winged creatures. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today’s program is the copyright forum. Paul Rapp, Bill Westwood and Polly Law are in the studio to answer your questions about protecting your writing, music, and art. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Brian Binetti of Health Quest Medical Practice. He is in the studio to answer your questions about weight loss and gastrointestinal surgeries and treatment. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today’s program is all about pairing food and drink. Wine expert Bill Johnston is joined by food aficionado Peter Blackman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On Sunday the American military shot down the first Syrian warplane since civil war erupted in Syria six years ago. The action has prompted condemnation from Russia, the latest in tensions with the United States. Here to discuss what is happening in Syria and its ramifications is Dr. Jim Steiner of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Maria Theodoulou of New York Oncology Hematology, where she focuses exclusively on breast cancer. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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With the official start of summer coming on Wednesday, June 21, Deanna Fox is in the studio for this Food Friday to answer your questions about delicious summer pies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Plumbing can be a daunting challenge for home owners and fixer uppers. Never fear! Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Albany Medical Center

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Doctor Krishna Hongalgi of Albany Medical Center. A kidney specialist, Dr. Hongalgi treats patients with acute and chronic kidney disorders including those who need dialysis. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Do lobsters scream when you boil them? Does baking soda take smells out of your refrigerator? Renowned cookbook author Bruce Weinstein is in the studio to debunk these and other culinary myths. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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We’ll be discussing birds today on the program. WAMC’s resident avian expert Rich Guthrie is here to answer your questions about the winged creatures. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today marks the start of the 15th annual Capital Region PolishFest, so we’re talking Polish food on this edition of Food Friday. Anntonette Alberti, the cultural committee chair of the Polish Fest, Jim Kelly of Chester’s Smokehouse and Barbara Chepaitis of the PolishFest Book Club are in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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It's all about technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers. Ray Graf hosts. 

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President Trump recently finished his first official overseas trip. The president visited the Middle East and attended NATO and G-7 summits. Here to discuss the Trump administration’s foreign relations is Siena College professor of political science Vera Eccarius-Kelly. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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In addition to the ceremonies and parades honoring fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend, many people will be enjoying barbecues. Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant and Byron Nilsson are in the studio to answer your grilling and barbecue questions. WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Fred Breglia and Greg Ward are in the studio today to answer your gardening questions. Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. Ward runs Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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

A suicide attack at a concert last night in Manchester, England killed more than 20 people. On Tuesday, the Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility. The attack comes as President Trump is on his first official visit overseas including stops in the Middle East where he has called for peace. Professor Victor Asal of UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is in the studio to discuss terrorism and related topics. Professor Asal heads UAlbany’s Project on Violent Conflict. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Albany Medical Center

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Sohail Malek of Albany Medical Center. Dr. Malek specializes in pediatric neurology and neonatal stroke. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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Today’s show is all about cheese. University of Vermont Professor Catherine Donnelly is in the studio. She recently won a James Beard Award for encyclopedia work “The Oxford Companion to Cheese.” WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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