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 @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 21
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 22
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 23
Open Forum

Thursday, July 24
Science Forum

Friday, July 25
Food Friday 

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 5/24/12

Bird is the word on this edition of Vox Pop as we welcome our experienced birder Rich Guthrie. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop
1:00 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Vox Pop : Small Business Forum : 5/23/12

Are you or do you aspire to be a small business owner? In this turbulent economic climate the prospect may be frightening, but today we’ve got two guests who can offer some advice on getting your start-up, well, started.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Vox Pop : Your Presidential Campaign Strategy : 5/22/12

The 2012 presidential campaigns are just getting fired up with attacks flying from both sides. On this edition of Vox Pop we want you to play campaign manager of either party. How would you propel President Obama or Mitt Romney to the White House in November? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Carl Atkins : 5/21/12

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Carl Atkins, chief of the Division of Oncology and Hematology at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Dr. Atkins earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He joins us to discuss cancer care and cancer prevention. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 5/17/12

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

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 5/16/12

Science is the topic this Wednesday as we host professors Ed Stander (geology), Andrea Worthington (biology), and Nancy Slack (biology), and Ken Welles (physics) to provide conclusions to your hypotheses. It's the Vox Pop Science Forum, hosted by Alan Chartock.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Vox Pop : The Career Forum : 5/10/12

Joining us to talk job hunting and careers is Tom Denham - head of Careers in Transition LLC - a career counseling firm based in Albany, New York, and Bob Frederick - Coordinator of Career and Employment Services at Schenectady County Community College. Today we focus on building your own personal career brand. It's the Career Forum on Vox Pop, hosted by Ray Graf.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Vox Pop : Gambling : 5/9/12

The top two executives at the non-profit New York Racing Association, which operates New York’s three state-owned horse tracks, were fired last week amid allegations they knew the company was collecting more than the legal amount of so-called takeout on certain bets, costing winning bettors an estimated $8.5 million dollars.

The firings have called into question the idea of gambling and gaming in general, as Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas style casinos in the state.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Vox Pop : President Barack Obama in Albany : 5/8/12

On this very special extended edition of Vox Pop, we follow President Barack Obama's speech at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering with a discussion of his remarks and the 2012 presidential contest. WAMC's Ray Graf and Alan Chartock co-host, plus a live-in-studio pre-presidential event report from Joe Donahue.

Vox Pop - Medical Monday
3:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Charles Argoff : 5/7/12

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Charles Argoff.

Dr. Argoff earned his doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and he completed his residency in neurology at Stony Brook University right here in New York State.