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)
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  • Tweet us @WAMCRadio and #VoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 13
Medical Monday - Dr. Michael Mulligan - Orthopedics

Tuesday, April 14
Open Forum

Wednesday, April 15
Sports - Keith Strudler

Thursday, April 16
Automotive Repair

Friday, April 17
Food Friday - Cooking Instruction

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Vox Pop
11:58 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Food Friday: Honey

Credit 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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Vox Pop
12:00 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Pets & Vets: Dr. Michel Hardaker & Dr. Kelly Spence

Credit Flickr/skycaptaintwo

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.

Vox Pop
11:39 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Open Forum: Winter Storm Juno

Credit SnowKing1-Wikimedia

  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. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Medical Monday : Dr. Dean Limeri : Primary Care

Credit 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.

Vox Pop
12:23 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Food Friday: National Soup Month


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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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Automotive Repair: Gordon Fricke : 1/22/15

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.

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Vox Pop
12:09 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Open Forum: Crude Oil Transport

Developments with the Keystone XL pipeline and other proposed oil pipelines throughout the country have dominated headlines recently, and there has been a lot of concern among citizens of our region around the impact crude oil transport can have. We’ve brought in two environmental advocates from Riverkeeper today to have a discussion. 

Vox Pop
12:08 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Medical Monday: Dr. Harry Odabashian : Cardiology

Credit Prime Care Physicians PLLC

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Harry Odabashian. He’s a board certified cardiologist with Prime Care Physicians in Albany. He’s here to answer your questions about heart health and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Vox Pop
11:36 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Food Friday: Meet the Chef - Bjorn Somlo

Chopped Arctic Char "Gravlax," dill, cucumber, buttered bun, fennel pollen, crushed chips and salmon roe.
Angela Cardinali

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel in Lenox, Massachusetts. Browse the slideshow above to see some of Bjorn's signature dishes.

Vox Pop
11:59 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Getting Organized: Sheila Delson: 1/15/15

January is National Get Organized Month. To celebrate this occasion in an organized way, we have Certified Professional Organizer Sheila Delson in the studio. She’s here to answer your questions about de-cluttering your life, and getting your home or office organization back on track.