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
  • Comment on the Vox Pop status update at WAMC's Facebook page
  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, September 28
Medical Monday - Dr. Danil Polischuk - Orthopedics

Tuesday, September 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, September 30
Pets & Vets - Dr. Ron Scharf

Thursday, October 1
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, October 2
Food Friday - Christina Davis & Alana Chernila 


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

Colby Perry/Flickr

The sports world is full of interesting stories, from the impending start of the National Football League pre-season to the fact that we could be looking at another Subway Series between the Mets and the Yankees this year. Our resident sports nut and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus is here and we’re going to talk sports. 

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Recent conversations between Vice President Joe Biden's associates and democratic donors and operatives have led to speculation that Biden will challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.  During a visit to New York last week, Biden called New York Governor Andrew Cuomo the best governor in the country. Is that a veiled way of saying he wants Cuomo to be his VP candidate if he runs for the White House? Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses the possibility.

  Joining us today is Dr. John Mastrangelo. He’s the Chief of Radiology at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville and is a board-certified radiologist practicing at Millenium Medical Imaging. He’s here to answer your questions.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

  Today we’re going to explore the world of hard ciders with three regional distillers. From the tart and tangy, to the sweet and crisp, this refreshing effervescent beverage is the perfect way to whet your whistle on a hot summer’s day. Jason Grizzanti is co-owner and Master Distiller of Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery located in Warwick, NY. Casey Vitti is co-founder and cellar master at Awestruck Ciders in Walton, NY.

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.


It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland and Dr. Kristina Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

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  With the national discussion ongoing about policing and violence against black communities in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Staten Island, and now most recently in Texas in the case of Sandra Bland, we have University at Albany Professor David Bayley in the studio today to answer your questions. Professor Bayley is a member of the UN’s International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community Advisory group.

  Joining us today is Dr. Allen Zieker. He’s a board-certified ophthalmologist and president of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, and serves as Medical Director of the Albany Regional Eye Surgery Center

"Tea in different grade of fermentation" by Haneburger

How do you take your tea? Kevin Barowski of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, joins us for tea time.