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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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 7
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 8
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 9
Copyright Forum

Thursday, July 10
Open Forum

Friday, July 11
Dining out with kids

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Playlist

December 04, 2012

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
T.S., T.S.
Artist : Bill Watrous
Album : Tiger of San Pedro
Composer : John LaBarbera
Label : Wounded Bird Records
2:40 PM
Intermission Riff
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Kenton in Hi-Fi
Composer : Michael Goldsen, Ray Wetzel
Label : Blue Note
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Andrew McCullough : 1/7/13

Dr. Andrew McCullough

Joining us today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on sexual health and men’s health is Doctor Andrew McCullough of Albany medical Center and the Urological Institute of Northeastern New York.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, he completed a residency in urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Fracking - 1/3/13

Credit Tim Hurst / Flickr

As reported this morning by WAMC’s Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt, an 8 page document drafted last year by New York State regulators which states that the potential health impacts of fracking for natural gas could be reduced or prevented with the right regulation from the state.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation today says the document is out-dated and doesn’t reflect the conclusions of the forthcoming final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on fracking.

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3:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Does the Fiscal Cliff Deal Matter? - 1/2/13

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Does the Fiscal Cliff Deal Matter? - 1/2/13

Congress avoided the automatic tax increases and budget cuts of the dreaded fiscal cliff at the last minute this week with a deal that raises tax rates on individuals with incomes over $400,000 and couples making $450,000.

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3:00 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Jian Shen : 12/31/12

Dr. Jian Shen closes the incision from a recent surgery using a band-aid.
Credit Nathan Littauer Hospital

On this edition of Medical Monday to answer your questions on orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive spine surgery, is Dr. Jian Shen of Mohawk Valley Orthopedics in Johnstown, New York and Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Dr. Shen joined the Littauer team in 2011. a graduate of Weill Cornell University Medical College in New York, he has completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina and a fellowship in spine surgery at University of California San Francisco.

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3:00 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – 2012 In The Headlines : 12/27/12

From the re-election of President Barack Obama, to the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, to the “fiscal cliff,” on today’s show we want to know what you think are the biggest news stories of 2012.

It’s our Vox Pop year in review today, and whether national, local, or personal, we want to know what stories are on your list. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Vox Pop: Your Least Favorite Holiday Gift! : 12/26/12

Alan Chartock hosts this rollicking post-holiday edition of our afternoon call-in talk show.  He asks the question: What's the worst holiday gift you ever got?   Some positive minded callers also chimed in with their favorite gifts.  That was ok, too!   A splendid time was had by all. 

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3:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Vox Pop : Cars and Automotive Repair : 12/20/12

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

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3:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff : 12/19/12

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff : 12/19/12

The nation is fast approaching the so-called fiscal cliff, and after last week’s school shooting in Connecticut and the addition of gun policy to the legislative agenda, it’s unclear whether democrats and republicans will be able to make up their minds on anything before the end of the lame duck session.

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3:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff and Seniors : 12/18/12

Today we’re talking about what the so-called fiscal cliff means for Medicare and Social Security. Joining us for this discussion are two experts on these topics.

Cheryl Matheis is a senior policy strategist and executive with AARP. As senior vice president for policy, she heads the effort to enlist opinion leaders in an informed dialogue to engage the American public in the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Neal Lane is the former director of the New York State Office for the Aging. He is widely recognized as an innovator for aging services.

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4:38 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Vox Pop : Guns in America : 12/17/12

Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, is on record as the second deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. 26 lives were taken; the majority of them children aged 6 and 7.

The shooting has renewed the debate on the role of guns in American society, with politicians and advocacy groups again at odds over whether new restrictions should be put on how guns are bought and what types of guns should be made available.

On this edition of Vox Pop we want to hear your opinion on guns in America. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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