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

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 16
Medical Monday: Cardiology with Dr. Steven Giovannone

Tuesday, April 17
Open forum: Syria

Wednesday, April 18
Pets & Vets with Dr. Kris Dallas & Dr. Susan Sikule

Thursday, April 19
Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Friday, April 20
Food Friday: Seasoning with Rolling Rock Farm

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Ever receive a food gift basket during the holidays and have no idea what to do with it? Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday with unique recipes using the basket items. 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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions about your home improvement projects. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Congress is considering changes to federal tax legislation. Economist Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors LLC in Albany, NY joins the show to discuss the potential impacts. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Frank Genovese
Ellis Medicine

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Frank Genovese, a neurosurgeon practicing at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, New York. WAMC's Alan Chartock 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.

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.

Dr. David Hindson
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. David Hindson of Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY joins Medical Monday today. He specializes in interventional radiology. WAMC's Alan Chartock.

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Need help preparing your Thanksgiving meal? Deanna Fox and Gail Sokol join Food Friday to answer your questions about the big meal. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Is your vehicle ready for winter? 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.

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Avian experts Rich Guthrie and George Steele return to the studio to answer all of your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a gerrymandering case that could have implications on America’s political landscape. Here to discuss the issue is Vincent Bonventre of Albany Law School. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Paul Glovinsky
Dr. Paul Glovinsky

Dr. Paul Glovinsky, clinical director of the St. Peter's Sleep Center, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Please pass the salt! How about a little pepper? We’re going to talk about the art of seasoning food today, and how it can enhance your culinary experience. Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel are the proprietors of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and they produce a line of seasonings. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Tony Levin
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Musician Tony Levin joins the show to discuss all things music. He's playing with King Crimson at The Egg in Albany, NY tonight at 8. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Andrea Schwartz at the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Andrea Schwartz

Planning a vacation or a weekend getaway? Travel planner Andrea Schwartz is in the studio to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Empire Center

E.J. McMahon, research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, is here to discuss federal tax reform. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Stephen Maurer
Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County

Dr. Stephen Maurer of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County joins Medical Monday to discuss shoulder issues. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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With the holiday season approaching, wine expert Bill Johnston and food aficionado Peter Blackman join Food Friday to discuss pairing food and drink. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. 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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Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, joins the show to discuss the three ballot questions facing New Yorkers this Election Day,  November 7. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians joins Medical Monday to discuss internal medicine and nephrology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Bruce Weinstein

Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to Food Friday to discuss their latest work, All-Time Favorite Sheet Cakes & Slab Pies. 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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The 2017 MLB season is nearing its end, while the NFL, NBA and NHL seasons are just getting going. Here to discuss sports is CBS 6's Brittany Devane and Keith Strudler of Montclair State University. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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.

Dr. Alexis Tran
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Alexis Tran of Albany Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss urogynecology and female pelvic medicine. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Facebook: Mother Myrick's Confectionary

Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery in Manchester, VT join Food Friday today. The shop is known for its buttercrunch toffee, caramels, cakes and chocolate assortments. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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

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