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, August 31
Medical Monday - Dr. Ira Zackon & Dr. Richard Stone - Oncology

Tuesday, September 1
Open Forum

Wednesday, September 2
Financial Advising - Thomas Brockley

Thursday, September 3
Astronomy with Bob Berman

Friday, September 4
Food Friday - Cocktails

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...

The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder earlier this month has heightened the debate in the United States over the use of solitary confinement in prisons as well as the frequency of forced confessions and guilty pleas. Guilty pleas account for 97 percent of all convictions in the United States. We’re talking today to University at Albany’s Professor Allison Redlich, who studies these topics extensively and who can offer a very educated perspective. 

Joining us today is Dr. Eric Plakun, Medical Director and Director of Admissions at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Melissa Wiese/Flickr

The role dairy plays in our regional cuisine is a large one, with New York state being the third largest dairy producer in the country. Dairy farmer Jessica Getty and Chef Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn join us in the studio.

Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

The Golden State Warriors took the NBA Championship, and the St. Louis Cardinals are accused of hacking the Houston Astros. Director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and WAMC sports commentator Keith Strudler is here, along with Times Union sports editor Pete Iorizzo.

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Search teams are back in the woods of northern New York looking for two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison a week and a half ago. 

Dr. Paul Lemanski joins us for another Medical Monday. Dr. Lemanski is medical director of the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health with Capital Care Medical Group in Albany.

Chef Ric Orlando

Chef Ric Orlando of New World Catering in Saugerties and New World Bistro in Albany answers your questions about American cuisine.

The Levin Brothers, Tony and Pete, are in the studio today to talk music and composing.