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
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  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 28
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 30
Pets & Vets

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1
Food Friday 

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Gary Siskin : 1/28/13

Histopathogic image of uterine carcinosarcoma (Müllerian mixed tumor).
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Today on Medical Monday, to answer your questions on radiology and related issues of is Dr. Gary Siskind, professor and chair of radiology at Albany Medical Center.

A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, he completed his residency in radiology at Kings County Hospital Center, in Brooklyn.

Also in practice with Community Care Physicians, Dr. Siskin is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, through which he also has a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 1/24/13

Credit Wikimedia Commons / Dominique Toussaint (DemonDeLuxe)

Back from a long sabbatical, today we convene the science forum as we have gathered our panel of science experts to respond to your questions and comments.

Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.

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3:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Vox Pop : College Admissions and Financial Aid : 1/23/13

Seniors document their last moments as undergraduate students at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York in May 2008
Credit Flickr / Nazareth College

Planning for college is the focus of today’s program, and certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk more about it.

As many of us have found, securing an acceptance letter to an institution of higher learning is often only half the battle – the other half involves funding the educational experience you hope to have there. We’ll have more on this from Lynell, who helps prepare students for these aspects of the college experience. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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1:37 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - DREAM Act : 1/22/13

Credit Pat Arnow

There is talk in Albany about a  plan that would provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants.

The idea is to provide a way to help poor immigrant families afford college.  Similar proposals in New York and the nation have faced strong opposition from conservatives. 

On this edition of Vox Pop we are talking about the DREAM Act. What is your opinion of the idea?  Should we provide this type of assistance to those in this country illegally?

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1:00 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Inauguration Day : 1/21/13

President Barack Obama
Credit Nick Knupffer / Flickr

President Barack Obama was inaugurated today to his second and final term in office.

On this edition of Vox Pop we want to hear your take on the president’s second inauguration and what you hope a second Obama term will mean for the country.

Post your questions and comments below to have them read on-air. You can also post your questions on our Facebook page or tweet us @WAMCVoxPop.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 1/17/13

Credit Flickr / Suzie Tremmel

We’re talking automotive maintenance and repair on this edition of Vox Pop with Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York.

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1:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Flu 2013 : 1/16/13

Brig. Gen. Bud R. Jameson Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bolduc lead the Soldiers of the 316th ESC by being the first tp get flu shots from the members of the 316th Surgeon Cell at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 19, 2012.
Credit Flickr / 316th Sustainment Command (bit.ly/Y9Jn6B)

While it began in October, flu season has arrived in earnest this month with a vengeance -The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu is now widespread in 46 states.

In New York, state health officials say that flu vaccine is still available, but there may be some localized shortages because of late season demand.

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1:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Gun Control : 1/15/13

An AK-47 assault rifle.
Credit wikipedia commons

Today, New York is expected to become the first state to enact major gun control policy following last month’s tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or SAFE Act, includes a ban on all pre-1994 high capacity ammunition magazines, a ban on any magazine that holds over 7 rounds, and real-time background checks on ammunition purchases to alert law enforcement of high volume purchasing.

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Vox Pop - Medical Monday
3:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. N. Michael Murphy : 1/14/13

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. N. Michael Murphy : 1/14/13

Today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on issues of mental health and end of life care is Dr. N. Michael Murphy, founder of the Love, Loss and Forgiveness Project

A graduate of University College in Dublin, Ireland, he completed his residency in psychiatry at Boston State Hospital.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 1/10/13

Bird watching. - http://flic.kr/p/bzjXgN
Credit Flickr/Martin Pettitt

It’s the first 2013 edition birding show on this edition of Vox Pop, with bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries.

Post your questions below to have them answered on-air.

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