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 21
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 22
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 23
Open Forum

Thursday, July 24
Science Forum

Friday, July 25
Food Friday 

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Vox Pop - Medical Monday
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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3:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 12/13/12

On this edition of Vox Pop, renowned astronomer Bob Berman talks stars, comets, and phone apps from the comfort of our studio. It's our astronomy show, hosted by Ray Graf.

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3:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Your End of the World Bucket List : 12/12/12

December 21, 2012, by some accounts, will mark the end of the world as we know it. seeing as that’s only 9 days away, today we want to know your plans for what could be, but most likely aren’t, the final 9 days of human existence.

What are those things that – if you knew the world was ending – you would want to do, see, or accomplish before the end? Maybe a trip to an exotic locale, or trying a vegan diet for the last week ever.

Whatever it is, on this edition of Vox Pop, we want to hear about your end of the world ‘bucket list.’ WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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3:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Your 'Person of the Year' - 12/11/12

The latest edition of Time Magazine will hit newsstands next week donning a cover photo of Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2012.

While Time’s editors will have the final say on who the person, or people, of the year are, they are giving readers a chance to vote in an online poll as well.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we want to know who your person of the year is, whether a politician, artist, or someone close to you. Who do you think should be on the front cover of time this month?  WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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