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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  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, January 19
Medical Monday - Dr. Harry Odabashian - Cardiology

Tuesday, January 20
Open Forum - Riverkeeper

Wednesday, January 21
Live coverage of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address

Thursday, January 22
Automotive Repair

Friday, January 23
Food Friday - National Soup Month

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Wildlife: 11/20/14

Credit US Fish & Wildlife Services

We’ll be discussing wildlife today on the show, and wildlife pathologist Ward Stone will join us to provide insight on everything from the deer population to what you see in your backyard. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Science Forum : 11/19/14

It's the Science Forum on the Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

Vox Pop
1:03 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Open Forum: Politicking & Pandering:11/18/14

Credit James DeMers

  With Election Day and post-election celebrations in the rear-view mirror, politicians are getting down to business as usual. But is business as usual always good business? The United States senate is set to vote on the controversial keystone pipeline today, and the New York State Senate is still hashing out its leadership.

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Vox Pop
11:06 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Paul Lemanski : 11/17/14

Joining us today is Dr. Paul Lemanski – founder and director of the Center for Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Health, with locations in Albany and Kingston.

Vox Pop
2:12 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Food Friday: Cooking with Tea

Credit "Tea in different grade of fermentation" by Haneburger

Linda Smith of DiviniTea in Schenectady and Chef Andre Begnaud are in the studio for Food Friday to talk about the rare art of cooking with tea.

Vox Pop
11:50 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Travel & Tourism: 11/13/14

Credit Ajtnk0707 / Wikimedia Commons

Planning a trip? Where do you go? How do you get there? What should you do when you’re there? We’ll be discussing travel today, with travel expert and Times Union blogger Kim Swidler.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Stamps & Coins: 11/12/14

Credit Flickr/Images Of Money

Our resident coin and stamp experts are back for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon. 

Vox Pop
11:32 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Open Forum: Viral Video Brings Down Deputy Sheriff

Sergeant Sean Glans was admittedly caught on camera when a man refused to allow the deputy to search his car.
Credit youtube

A Saratoga County Sheriff's deputy resigned yesterday, after being arraigned on official misconduct and harrassment charges related to an encounter in Halfmoon, NY on Friday.  A video soon surfaced on YouTube that shows Sergeant Shawn Glans cursing at - and apparently slapping - a young man who had a rifle in his vehicle.

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Vox Pop
12:04 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Angela Keleher

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Angela Keleher, the lead breast surgeon at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She’s one of our region’s foremost surgical oncologists, and is here to answer your questions.

Vox Pop
12:19 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Food Friday: Food Banks

Credit Billy Brown, flickr

We’re fast approaching the holiday season, and while many are already planning and shopping for their holiday celebrations, others are struggling to figure out how they will get food on the table. We’re here with Natasha Pernicka of the Food Pantries for the Capital District to talk about food banks and how we get food to those in need.