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." 

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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  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, March 27
Medical Monday: Pediatrics and adolescent medicine with Dr. Everett Lamm of Community Health Programs

Tuesday, March 28
Open Forum

Wednesday, March 29
Open Forum: Writing with Barbara Chepaitis and Lale Davidson

Thursday, March 30
Open Forum: Sports with WNYT's Ashley Miller and The Daily Gazette's Mark McGuire

Friday, March 31
Food Friday: Chef Sean Comiskey of Olde English Pub & Pantry in Albany, NY

Websites & Social Media: Cliff Rohde

Sep 15, 2016

Just about everyone is online these days. Many, many of us have a website, a Facebook account, or Twitter. But establishing an online presence isn’t simply a matter of turning on the computer and firing up a web browser. Cliff Rohde of GoatCloud Communications is here to answer your questions about establishing a presence online.

We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss the unusually warm winter weather and to take your weather questions.    

Hillary Clinton's health is making headlines following a viral video that appears to show the Democratic presidential candidate unsteady on her feet.  Clinton says it was a case of pneumonia and pushing herself to hard on the campaign trail.  Should Clinton reveal her complete health records?  The Clinton camp also would like a look at Donald Trump's tax returns... 

Joining us today is Dr. Luke Pluto. He’s a board-certified pulmonologist with a specialty in sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy. He comes to us from Albany Medical Center’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Having trouble sleeping? Dr. Pluto is here to answer your questions.

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Terrance Brennan. He’s a master chef, and the former owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant Picholine in Manhattan. What are his favorite things to cook? What’s in his fridge? We’re going to find out.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. Ray Graf hosts.

Birding
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Rich Guthrie and George Steele join us to provide insight on everything from housing to feeding our fine feathered friends. Ray Graf hosts.

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the presidential election has escalated from a marathon to a sprint. And news that U.S. intelligence is investigating a potential covert Russian operation to sway the election has stirred things up. Today we’re going to talk about current international relations, and how they’ve changed as the presidential election has evolved.  

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Please pass the salt! How about a little pepper? We’re going to talk about the art of seasoning food today, and how it can enhance your culinary experience. Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel are the proprietors of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and they produce a line of garlic salts they sell regionwide.

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. Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio are Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

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The news that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, is separating from her disgraced husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, dominated the headlines around the presidential election this week. Do you think this will have an effect on Hillary Clinton’s campaign? Donald Trump has already taken digs at her over it. We’re checking in with you again this week on what you think of this race so far. 

Dr. James Wise
Health Quest Medical Practice

  Joining us today is Dr. James Wise. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He comes to us from the Division of Rhuematology at Health Quest Medical Practice and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Kingston, where he treats rheumatologic conditions like arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. He’s here to answer your questions.

Chef Nicholas Armstrong
Rascals

  Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Nicholas Armstrong. He’s the culinary mind behind Rascals steakhouse in Albany. He is particularly skilled at the art of plating and presenting food. 

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Joining us for our gardening program is arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.

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It’s getting late in the summer season now, when things are still oppressively hot. The only cure for the oppressive heat is a torrential rainstorm—which carries with it a whole host of perils for your plumbing. But don’t worry, we have an expert here with us today to answer your questions— Ian Cowen of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is confronting contemporary problems in her campaign as November approaches, notably amid questions over her emails and Clinton Foundation money. What do you think of Clinton's campaign so far?  

Joining us today is Dr. Alan Sanders. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He comes to us from Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates in Albany, and from Albany Memorial, Saratoga and St. Peter’s Hospitals, where he is Chief of Infectious Diseases. He’s here to answer your questions. 

It’s happy hour here on Food Friday. We’re going to delve into the wonderful world of cocktails, distilling and spirits. We have some connoisseurs of liquid intelligence in the studio. John Fischer, professor at the Culinary Institute of America is here, as is Gable Erenzo, the proprietor of the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, New York.

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Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke–owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

Across the Street - South Amherst, MA
Michael Zide

We talk about the art of taking photographs today with veteran photographer Michael Zide, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and in galleries all over the country. He’s here to answer your questions and offer advice for all the photo opportunities in your life.

Pictures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is calling for Cold-War style mobilization to fight what he calls “radical islamic terror.” That includes a mantatory screening of all muslim visitors and migrants. Meanwhile Democratic rival Hillary Clinton pushed her economic plans with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton yesterday. We’re checking in with you today on what you think of this race so far. 

Joining us today is Dr. Richard Dentico. He’s a board-certified orthopedist with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County.  He specializes in pain management and sports medicine and he’s here to answer your questions.

Hot dog with ketchup and onion
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Hot dog, have we got a show for you today, all about that great summer delight—the cooked sausage we call the hot dog. Since it’s the height of summer and you’re likely to enjoy a hot dog one of these dog days at a ballpark, backyard BBQ or from a street cart, we’ve brought in a fellow who can tell you a few things about this delicious culinary pastime. Keith Dorman, owner of Snap Dog, is here.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander make up our panel. Ray Graf hosts.

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Rich Guthrie joins us to provide insight on everything from housing to feeding our fine feathered friends. Ray Graf hosts.

Open Forum: Presidential Politics

Aug 9, 2016
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Another week, another set of headlines featuring presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This week, the candidates are discussing their economic plans. The stakes of this history-making presidential race are only getting higher. But amid the flurry of campaigning and barb-trading, we have to ask a question: if you were Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, what would you do next?

Joining us today is Dr. Suzie Mookherjee. She’s a board-certified cardiologist with Albany Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology. She specializes in prevention and treatment of heart disease, particularly in women, and she’s here to answer your questions.

Miss Sydney's

It’s the height of summer! Which means the odds are great that you’ve fired up that grill recently. Whether you’re throwing a BBQ for family and friends or looking for a quick, easy and delicious way to cook a meal, there are a few tricks to barbecuing that you should learn. Here to help with that is cooking instructor and writer Byron Nilsson.

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.

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