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 @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, August 22
Medical Monday - Dr. Alan Sanders, Infectious Disease

Tuesday, August 23
Open Forum

Wednesday, August 24
Open Forum

Thursday, August 25
Gardening

Friday, August 26
Food Friday - The Art of Plating
 

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Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, artist Polly Law and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. 

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is DR. Amir Harandi. He’s a board-certified medical oncologist with the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic and gastro-intestinal malignancies and he’s here to answer your questions.

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, and thus a vegan diet is plant-based.Some would say that is limiting, but not Theresa “Sam” Houghton. She’s a wellness consultant and founder of The Quantum Vegan blog. She’s here to answer your questions about all the delicious food options fit for a vegan. 

  The Oscars will be awarded this Sunday, and today we have film professors Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg in studio to share their picks and address your questions and comments on the nominees, nominees you think may have been overlooked, or even prospects for next year’s awards season.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. 

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Super Tuesday is just a week away. So far the primary election and caucus results are showing close races between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders. On the GOP side, we’re seeing bitter infighting between Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Will we have a better sense of who will be on the ticket come November following this slew of influential primaries? 

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Rufus Collea. He’s medical director of New York Oncology Hematology, and practices medical oncology in Albany and Clifton Park. He's a board-certified medical oncologist and he specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. He’s here to answer your questions.

We have one of our region’s finest cheesemakers here with us today to answer your questions. Making it, serving it, eating it, pairing it--you ask about it, and Max Breiteneicher of Grace Hill Farm in Cummington, Massachusetts, will answer. 

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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.

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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.

The death of Antonin Scalia this weekend has opened up a veritable Pandora’s box with major implications for the remainder of President Obama’s term, the balance of power in the Senate and the upcoming presidential election. It’s a game-changer, and we’re going to talk about what happens next today on the show. Albany Law Professor Stephen Gottlieb joins us.

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This past Tuesday, the French Quarter of New Orleans lit up the night for Mardi Gras. It makes you hungry just thinking about it. We’re going to get deep into Americana today with chef Ric Orlando of New World Bistro in Albany and New World Home Cooking in Saugerties.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  

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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Will the outcome of today’s New Hampshire primary give us a clearer picture of who we might see in the White House come January of 2017? Dr. Angela Ledford, political science professor at The College of St. Rose, joins us for a discussion of presidential politics.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Thea Bordenave-Sande, a board-certified specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and she’s here to answer your questions.

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It's pizza time! Rocco DeFazio, owner of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy is here to answer your questions.

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Today we are on with Chef Andrew Chase, owner and chef at The Flammerie in Kinderhook, and the Black Forest Flammkuchen food truck in the Hudson Valley.

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Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery, gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.

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Fitness trainer Matt Phelps of Metabolic Meltdown in Green Island joins us to answer your questions about fitness and exercise.

  Times Union Sports Editor Pete Iorizzo and Daily Gazette Executive Sports Editor Mark McGuire join us today to talk sports. 

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Richard Jackson. He’s a board-certified neurologist at the Ellis Neuroscience Center in Schenectady and Clifton Park. 

Chocolate espresso cake
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Claudia Crisan and Iggy Calabria of Crisan Bakery in Albany answer your questions about baking and pastry-making.

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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.

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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  The Iowa Caucus is two weeks away. It’s the first formal balloting in the 2016 presidential election. As the candidates make their final pitches, voters are starting to make up their minds. And the results will give us the first real picture of who we could see in the White House come January 2017. What do you think? 

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday are Drs. Malcolm Paine and Kimberley Sampson. Both are specialists in obstetrics and gynecology with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. 

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 Michael Ballon, owner and executive chef at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie is in the studio answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  

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  Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2016 combined State of the State and Executive Budget address. 

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