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
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 21
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 22
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 23
Open Forum

Thursday, July 24
Science Forum

Friday, July 25
Food Friday 

Composer ID: 


November 01, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Blues for Stephanie
Artist : Count Basie
Album : On the Road
Composer : Johnnie Lee Clayton
Label : OJC
2:40 PM
Tom Thumb
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Schizophrenia
Composer : Wayne Shorter
Label : Blue Note Records
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings


Vox Pop
1:12 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Vox Pop : Sports : 6/10/14

Credit Christian Mesiano's photostream Flickr

This is shaping up to be another epic week for sports, and it’s only Tuesday. We’re smack in the middle of an intense Stanley Cup final, the World Cup starts Thursday and a high-stakes Belmont Stakes started off the week. Here with us to talk it through is our very own sports commentator and Marist College Center for Sports Communication Director Keith Strudler.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Steven Bayer & Dr. Sonia Elguero

In the studio today for Medical Monday are Drs. Steven Bayer and Sonia Elguero of Albany IVF, an affiliate of Boston IVF. They’re experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology, infertility and family planning.

Vox Pop
2:23 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Food Friday : Distilling & Spirits : 5/30/14

Credit By Mackmyra Svensk Whisky via Wikimedia Commons

We talk a lot about food here on Food Friday, but today we turn our attention to beverages. We are going to learn all about the fascinating process of distilling and spirits. We are joined today by John Curtain and Matthew Jager, the founders of the Albany Distilling Company, as well as Alejandro De Peral, founder of the Nine Pin Ciderworks, a craft cidery in Albany.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Vox Pop : Gardening : 5/29/14

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Joining us for our gardening program is Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum and Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Vox Pop : Pets & Vets : 5/28/14

Credit Buzzfeed

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. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/27/14 : Automated Traffic Control

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Last month we talked about speed cameras in school zones around the region. This month, red light cameras have taken center stage in debate over local traffic control issues, as the city of Albany lobbies the state to implement the technology.

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Vox Pop
1:13 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Food Friday : Off-Beat Weddings

Credit Andrew Malone via Flickr

Are you planning a wedding or other major celebration in the near future? Sick of the boring old steak, chicken or fish options that you get to eat at such events? We have two guests in the studio today who can offer a more fun, offbeat perspective on food fit for large, formal gatherings. Brandon Snooks of The Wandering Dago food truck is here, as well as Kim Klopstock of Lily and the Rose in Saratoga Springs. 

Vox Pop
1:28 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 5/22/14

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

Vox Pop
12:05 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Vox Pop : Wildlife : 5/21/14

Credit US Fish & Wildlife Services

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
1:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/20/14 : Casinos

Over the last few years, states in the region have tossed the dice on allowing for the development of Las Vegas-style casinos. Today, two development groups dropped out of the running to build a casino in upstate New York, and a new bidder has proposed a casino in the city of Schenectady.

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