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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Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, August 24
Medical Monday - Dr. Daniel Brocks - Ophthalmology

Tuesday, August 25
Open Forum

Wednesday, August 26
Pets & Vets - Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin

Thursday, August 27

Friday, August 28
Food Friday - Ice Cream

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

Severe weather
By NASA/NOAA GOES Project via Wikimedia Commons

Summer is here. But the weather feels like autumn. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.    

The Supreme Court has handed down several landmark decisions in the last week that have dominated headlines and stirred great debate across the country. From the decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare law, to the decision to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide, to putting redistricting in the hands of voters, the court’s rulings are what we’ll be discussing today. What do you think of the SCOTUS decisions? Are they history-making? Has the court gotten too political?

Dr. Tara Harbeck joins us today. She's a podiatrist with Nathan Littauer Hospital’s Perth Primary Care Center in Amsterdam, New York. 

Robert Benner / Flickr

Summer is berry-picking season. Red and juicy, blue and plump, sweet and sour, berries are delicious—and we’re going to talk about picking and preserving them today with Dale-Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York, and Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

  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...

The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder earlier this month has heightened the debate in the United States over the use of solitary confinement in prisons as well as the frequency of forced confessions and guilty pleas. Guilty pleas account for 97 percent of all convictions in the United States. We’re talking today to University at Albany’s Professor Allison Redlich, who studies these topics extensively and who can offer a very educated perspective. 

Joining us today is Dr. Eric Plakun, Medical Director and Director of Admissions at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Melissa Wiese/Flickr

The role dairy plays in our regional cuisine is a large one, with New York state being the third largest dairy producer in the country. Dairy farmer Jessica Getty and Chef Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn join us in the studio.

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.