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 @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 18
Medical Monday - Dr. Paul Lemanski

Tuesday, July 19
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 20
Career Forum

Thursday, July 21
Automotive Repair

Friday, July 22
Food Friday - Chef Mike Niccoli
 

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David Titley is in the Albany area today, meeting with government, business and scientific leaders to discuss the changing role of the Navy in security and commerce. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rear Admiral Titley, who says the visit is part of the Navy’s fifty cities in fifty days initiative.

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

The Murdochs, the president, and prostitutes; it's an open forum on this edition of Vox Pop. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments about urology and urological issues is Dr. Paul Pietrow of premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Pietrow earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and was a resident in both general surgery and urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

He specializes in general urology including the treatment of kidney stones, surgical kidney cancer management, BPH, and PSA screening. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

One of the best-known and most widely-read astronomers in the world, Bob can translate complex scientific concepts into terms that are easily understood by the casual stargazer, yet meaningful to the most advanced researchers. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

In honor of National Poetry Month, it's the Poetry Forum on this edition of Vox Pop, when we ask you to read your favorite poems. Our panel of poets is also in studio with their works and their favorites. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

With over 6 million acres, New York’s Adirondack Park is the largest park, state level protected area, and national historic landmark in the contiguous United States.

Those who live and love the Adirondacks face many issues, including how best to preserve the environmental integrity of the park while also accomadating those who live there.

Joining us today to discuss these issues are John Sheehan, communications director with the Adirondack Council, and Fred Monroe, executive director of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Marietta Angelotti.

Dr. Angelotti earned her doctor of medicine degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New York State Medical Society, and sees patients at CapitalCare Family Practice in Ravena.

Spring has sprung, and it’s time once again to get on our knees and discover the bounty of flora we can cultivate in our own backyards.

Joining is today is arborist Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum, gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery, and horticulturist Dorthe Hviid of Berkshire Botanical Garden for this first edition of WAMC’s gardening program for 2012. 

It has been a wild few months for weather both locally and across the country with temperatures around town ranging from as low as 30 degrees to as high as 80, and tornados in the mid-west wreaking havoc.

Joining us on this edition of Vox Pop to take your weather related questions are News Channel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough and Franz Litz, executive director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center at Pace Law School and a WAMC commentator. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

A federal appeals court is considering the constitutionality of requiring large graphic photos on cigarette packs to show that smoking can harm or kill smokers. Today we want your take on the labels. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts along with WAMC’s Ray Graf.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop, board certified podiatrist Dr. Douglas Tumen is here to take your calls on podiatry and related surgeries and conditions. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

It is finally here; tonight marks the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, otherwise known as opening day.

We’re talking baseball today and we want your take on the upcoming season. Will the New York Yankess re-take the crown and continue their overall winning record? Can the Boston Red Sox pull another coup and take the American League East pennant? Will the New York Mets’ wins add up to double digits?

While the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination continues today with contests in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington D.C., politicians and pundits are already looking ahead to the 2016 Democratic nomination.

Two names that have been mentioned as potential democratic candidates are New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and secretary of state and former New York U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 3/29/12

Mar 29, 2012

It’s the birding show on this edition of Vox Pop, with questions and answers on everything avian. Local birder Rich Guthrie tackles all your bird questions. Also joining us today in the second segment of today’s Vox Pop is Marshall Iliff, director of the Avian Knowledge Network at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology.WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop : Pets and Vets with Dr. Ron Scharf : 3/28/12

Mar 28, 2012

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

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law that allows state employees to be randomly tested for illegal drugs. The policy, which will almost certainly be challenged in the courts, raises some interesting questions about the appropriate level of professional oversight of those whose paychecks are derived from a state or municipal tax base.

We’ll give you the tooth and nothing but the tooth on this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop as we welcome Dr. Joseph Lapinski, a general dentist in private practice, and Dr. Bret Gelder, a board certified oral surgeon. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 3/22/12

Mar 22, 2012

The Science Forum is underway. We gather our panel of experts in the areas of biology and chemistry once a month to respond to your science-related questions and comments. On today’s show: Barbara Brabetz, Ken Welles, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop : The Copyright Forum : 3/21/12

Mar 21, 2012

Today we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum with guests intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, medical illustrator Bill Westwood, and artist and illustrator Polly Law. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

For many, the month of March signals one of the most exciting events in U.S. sport – the NCAA men’s basketball division one tournament.

This year’s tourney in particular has scored high thus far on the madness-meter, with two 15 seeded teams, the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks and Norfolk State Spartans defeating number 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils and University of Missouri Tigers respectively.

Maintaining personal health and wellness can often lead to questions with potentially embarrassing answers, especially when discussing reproductive health, digestive health, and body image.

On today’s edition of Medical Monday, we have two doctors who can address these “taboo topics” and shed some light on your unanswered questions.

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