Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs.

Every Monday is a "Medical Monday."  Every Friday is a "Food Friday." 

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  • 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, August 14
Medical Monday: Bariatric surgery with Dr. Paul Singh

Tuesday, August 15
Open forum: Albany County District Attorney David Soares

Wednesday, August 16
Open Forum: Writers' forum

Thursday, August 17
Open Forum: Hiking & biking

Friday, August 18
Food Friday: Hooked Seafood Company

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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