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)
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  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, December 15
Medical Monday

Tuesday, December 16
Open Forum

Wednesday, December 17
Science Forum

Thursday, December 18
Automotive Repair

Friday, December 19
Meet the Chef

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Vox Pop
10:56 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Arsyl De Jesus

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is radiation oncologist Dr. Arsyl De Jesus of New York Oncology Hematology. She’s here to answer your questions about cancer treatment and radiation therapy.

Vox Pop
12:03 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Food Friday: Candy & Confections

Credit "Orange peeps" by Jackie - Flickr

Candy is a staple of Halloween—or any holiday for that matter—and it just wouldn’t be All Hallow’s Eve without it. Candy comes in all shapes and sizes: Gooey, chewy, hard, glazed, chocolate, cherry, you name it, there’s a candy out there that has it. We have three of the finest confectioners in our region in the studio with us today.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Gardening : 10/30/14

Credit The Mount: Edith's Warton Home

Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and arborist Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Pets & Vets: 10/29/14

Credit Flickr/skycaptaintwo

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
12:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Open Forum: What Should We Do About Ebola?

Credit "Ebola virus particles" by Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine/Wikimedia Commons

The Ebola scare around the world has reached a fever pitch. With travel bans and mandatory quarantines going up all over the world, and controversy raging over the right way to contain the outbreak, we’re all left wondering, what are we really supposed to do about Ebola? 

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Arvind Mahatme : Breast Surgery

Credit Ellis Medicine

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Often, a major part of the treatment for breast cancer involves breast surgery. Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Arvind Mahatme, head of Ellis Medicine’s breast surgery program in Schenectady, New York. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Food Friday: Meet the Chef - Michael Ballon


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 Michael Ballon, owner and executive chef at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Birding with Rich Guthrie : 10/23/14

Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie is in the studio answering your avian inquiries.WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Science Forum : 10/21/14

  It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Open Forum: Entrepreneurship

Credit David Guo, flickr

Do you want to start your own business? Have you ever tried? We’re talking about entrepreneurship today with special guest Craig Bero, a successful, seasoned entrepreneur and owner of the Pleasant & Main Café and General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts.