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 @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 28
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 30
Pets & Vets

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1
Food Friday 

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January 15, 2013

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Who Are The Brain Police/Holiday in Berlin
Artist : Ed Palermo Big Band
Album : Big Band Zappa
Composer : Frank Zappa
Label : Astor Place Records
2:40 PM
Blues for Marili
Artist : T-Bone Walker
Album : T-Bone Blues
Composer : Aaron Walker
Label : Atlantic Records
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings


Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Frank Lombardo : 7/28/14

Credit OADC

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Lombardo, of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, joins us in the studio today for Medical Monday. Dr. Lombardo specializes in primary and revision joint surgery of the knee and hips. 

Vox Pop
1:57 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Food Friday: Birthday Cakes

It's Alan's birthday! To celebrate, we're putting him in the studio during today's Food Friday, and making him enjoy some delicious birthday cake. We'll be trying four different cakes, and hearing from some very special guests. 

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Science Forum : 7/24/14

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

Vox Pop
12:26 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Comics and Pop Culture : 7/23/14

Credit dialbforblog.com

From the tales of a certain webslinging vigilante to the adventures of heroes in a half-shell and beyond, comic books have shaped popular culture immensely in the last few decades. With San Diego Comic-Con International coming up this weekend, we’re on today with Movies.com columnist and Professional Geek Rick Marshall about what's going on in the comic book universe and beyond.

Vox Pop
9:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 7/22/14 : What To Do About Putin?

Credit Sven Teschke via Wikimedia Commons

The world has been watching Russia and Ukraine since last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet that killed 298 civilians. Even as investigators comb the contested site, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to blame Kiev for breaking a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists. What should the U.S. do about this global hotspot? And is Putin soul-less, as Vice President Biden reportedly told the Russian leader, or just cynical?

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Karen Tedesco : Skin Cancers

Credit New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Karen Tedesco of New York Oncology Hematology. She’s here to answer your questions about skin cancers, and how best to protect yourself in the summer sun.

Vox Pop
10:53 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Food Friday : Seafood

Chef Bruce Mattel of The Culinary Institute of America and Dennis Erlich of Pesca & Co. in Great Barrington join Ray in the studio for a discussion of seafood, and the role it plays in modern American cuisine.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair : 7/17/14

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
12:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Vox Pop : Stamps & Coins : 7/16/14

Credit Flickr/Images Of Money

Our resident coin and stamp experts are back after a few years off for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon for the return of our Stamps & Coins show. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 7/15/14 : Public Breastfeeding

There’s a headline about it every day. A mother is asked to stop nursing her child in public. It is legal in 46 out of 50 states to breastfeed in public, and experts say breastfeeding is best for an infant. Yet some still find public nursing to be indecent or offensive, and speak out against it. Trish MacEnroe of Baby-Friendly USA joins us in the studio for a discussion of the issues surrounding public breastfeeding.