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, May 25
Memorial Day - No Show

Tuesday, May 26
Open Forum - Current Events

Wednesday, May 27
Pets & Vets - Drs. Hardaker & Spence

Thursday, May 28
Gardening

Friday, May 29
Food Friday - Foraging
 

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The sun’s light is the most abundant source of potential energy on planet earth. It’s an exciting prospect for proponents of renewable energy, but it’s not as simple as catching some rays. As Earth Day approaches, we have two experts on solar energy in the studio today. Michael O’Hara and Johannes Courtens of solar-power-system installer Lotus Energy are here to answer your questions about solar energy and sustainability.

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The news is packed with emotionally charged headlines this week. From the new Indiana law on religious freedom that has landed its governor at the center of controversy, to the desperate search for a reason why a 27-year-old German pilot would intentionally fly a commercial airliner into a mountain, to the death penalty trial of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, these stories raise a lot of hackles for us all in many ways.

  Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Alison Nohara. She’s an interventional neuroradiologist with Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She specializes in minimally invasive, image-based procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head, neck and spine. 

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Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Restaurant in Lenox, Chef Adam Brassard of the Williams Inn in Williamstown and Chef Nick Moulton of Mezze Bistro + Bar join us in the studio for Food Friday to talk about their favorite kitchen gadgets. 

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

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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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  As of 2012, overall life expectancy in the United States is at a record high—78.8 years of age. But what are we doing with our lives in those golden years? And how do we handle dying? We have two women in the studio with us today who are eminently knowledgeable on this topic – Eleanor Aronstein of the Captial Region chapter of the Final Exit Network, and Hedi McKinley, a 95-year-old with a remarkable life story. They’re here to lead a discussion and answer your questions about end-of-life issues.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Allison Graziadei, a board-certified endocrinologist with Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care in Clifton Park. She specializes in diabetes and metabolism, and is here to answer your questions.

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As many as 15 million people in the United States have food allergies. From gluten-intolerance to severe peanut allergies, many people must adjust their diet for their own health and safety. We have cooking instructor Christina Davis in the studio today with us from Healthy Living Market & Café in Saratoga Springs to answer your questions about cooking for those with food allergies.

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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.

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