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, June 22
Medical Monday - Dr. Eric Plakun

Tuesday, June 23
Criminal Justice - Allison Redlich

Wednesday, June 24
Pets & Vets - Dr. Ron Scharf

Thursday, June 25
Gardening

Friday, June 26
Food Friday - Berries
 

Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie is in the studio answering your avian inquiries.WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  

Rolling Stone retracted the November 2014 article it published purporting to describe a vicious gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, in the wake of a scathing critique issued by the Columbia Journalism School of how the story was reported and edited. The aftermath has unleashed a firestorm debate about journalistic ethics, and how rape is viewed and handled in this country. UAlbany journalism professor Rosemary Armao joins us this afternoon.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Bridget Finn. Dr. Finn is a licensed sex therapist, educator and researcher practicing in Latham, New York, and is here to answer your questions about sexual health. 

Crisan Bakery
Crisan Bakery

We have four pastry chefs in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Marianne Comella of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Jessica Maruco of The Williams Inn in Williamstown, and Claudia Crisan and Iggy Calabria of Crisan Bakery in Albany.

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

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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. 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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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