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, November 23
Medical Monday - Dr. Makenzi Evangelist, pulmonary oncology

Tuesday, November 24
Open Forum 

Wednesday, November 25
Writers Forum

Thursday, November 26
NO SHOW - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27

Severe weather
By NASA/NOAA GOES Project via Wikimedia Commons

Autumn is upon us. But it still feels very much like summer. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.    

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We’re just over a year out from the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump leads the GOP ticket. Perhaps more surprisingly, Bernie Sanders is starting to gain some ground over Hillary Clinton for the democratic ticket, for the first time taking the lead in New Hampshire, according to the latest NBC News/Marist College poll.

  It’s happy hour here on Food Friday. We’re going to delve into the wonderful world of cocktails, distilling and spirits. We have some connoisseurs of liquid intelligence in the studio. John Fischer, professor at the Culinary Institute of America is here, as is Gable Erenzo, the proprietor of the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, New York.

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

Global markets have had a rough week and a half, offering up some stomach-churning drops and rebounds as investors follow roller coaster news of China’s economy. That said, it’s not a hopeless time for your own portfolio. Joining us today to answer your financial questions is Thomas Brockley, senior vice president, financial advisor and branch director of the Capital Region office of RBC Wealth Management in Albany.

WAMC's Patrick Garrett

More than 30 U.S. cities have reported sharp increases in violence since last year, including New York, New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington, St. Louis and Milwaukee.  The question is, why is this happening? And why now? Here to help us discuss this issue is University at Albany Professor of Public Administration, Shawn Bushway.

Dr. Ira Zackon
New York Oncology Hematology

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Ira Zackon of New York Oncology Hematology and Dr. Richard Stone of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Both are board-certified in the field, and specialize in stem cell transplantation. 

I scream. You scream. We all scream for….you guessed it, ice cream! This sweet treat is a hallmark of summer, and universally enjoyed the world over in many different flavors, colors and forms. From soft-serve to gelato, black cherry to death by chocolate, we’ll have you screaming for ice cream by the end of this show. Danny Mazzursky and Matt Scott of the SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington join us, as well as Flavio Lichtenthal of No. 6 Depot Roastery and Café in Stockbridge, with whom they've partnered on a special flavor of ice cream.

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Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon'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. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York.