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
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  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 20
Medical Monday - Dr. Doug Tumen - Podiatry

Tuesday, April 21
Terrorism Tuesday with Malcolm Nance

Wednesday, April 22
Earth Day and Environmental Advocacy - Peter Iwanowicz

Thursday, April 23
Science Forum

Friday, April 24
Food Friday - Meet the Chefs - Daire Rooney, Josephine Proul & Amy Loveless
 

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

Plumbing & Home Care: 2/11/15

Feb 11, 2015
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Whether you’re finally getting around to updating that kitchen or bathroom of yours or dealing with a plumbing emergency, home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, we have two experts here with us today to answer your questions—Tommy Drummond and Ian Cowen of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

A dramatic drop in the price of oil has dominated business headlines in the last two months, and it’s affecting economies around the world. The outlook in the United States remains positive, but in countries like Russia and Ukraine, it could spell collapse.

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Public health expert Dr. Sean Philpott-Jones joins us in the studio to shed some light on the growing anti-vaccination movement in the United States, and what it means for public health.

Pepperoni Pizza
Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons

  

Whether you’re looking for a good slice or you want to toss a whole pie, we have some pizza experts on hand to answer your questions about one of the country’s favorite foods. Paul Masiero of Baba Louie’s Pizza in Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Hudson joins us, as well as Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy.

Scott Bauer / USDA ARS

Today we’re talking about the universal, magical substance bees produce that is used in cuisine worldwide—honey! Food educator Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension and beekeeper Rick Green of Ballston Lake Apiaries in the studio with us today.

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It’s pets and vets today, and joining us in the studio are veterinarians Dr. Michel Hardaker and Dr. Kelly Spence of the Central Veterinary Hospital in Albany.

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  Yesterday there were dire predictions about a noreaster named Juno that would bring record-breaking blizzard conditions to the northeast. It prompted state-of-emergency declarations, mass transit shutdowns, school closings and road closings. For the most of the region, its bark was larger than its bite, as snowfall totals came in far under what was predicted. But some parts of our region did indeed get pummeled. 

Dr. Dean Limeri
Ellis Medicine

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Dean Limeri. He’s a board-certified primary care physician and Medical Director of Ellis Primary Care. He is also author of Medicine Is a Team Sport: How to Become a Team Player in Your Own Healthcare.

    

January is National Soup Month! Shannon Beckwith of Healthy Living Market and Café in Saratoga Springs is in the studio with us today. 

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