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 @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 14
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 15
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 16
Stamps and Coins

Thursday, July 17
Automotive Repair

Friday, July 18
Food Friday - Seafood

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January 16, 2013

2:00 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings
2:20 PM
Upper Kern
Artist : Larry Carlton
Album : Sleepwalk
Composer : Larry Carlton
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
2:40 PM
Senator Sam
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : The Roar of 74
Composer : Ernie Wilkins
Label : LRC
2:58 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Trio Bell’Arte
Album : Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Composer : Scott Joplin
Label : Premier Recordings


Vox Pop
12:31 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Food Friday : Meet the Chef : Jamie Ortiz

Credit Mazzone Hospitality

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 Jamie Ortiz of Mazzone Hospitality—the culinary whiz behind popular establishments like the Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady, The Lodge in Saratoga, and 677 Prime in Albany.

Vox Pop
1:22 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 7/10/14

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

Vox Pop
1:56 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Vox Pop : The Copyright Forum : 7/9/14

Credit WIkimedia Commons/Xander

  Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are artist Polly Law and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. 

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 7/8/14 : Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the 2016 Presidental Primary

  There’s a new blip on the 2016 presidential race radar, and her name is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Is she the new Barack Obama? Could that spell trouble for presumed candidate Hillary Clinton? Primary Day 2016 may be over a year away—and no one has actually said they’re running—but it’s already shaping up to be an interesting political contest. What do you think?

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 7/7/14

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Vox Pop : Astronomy : 7/3/14

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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Vox Pop
2:10 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Vox Pop : Plumbing & Home Care : 7/2/14

  Whether you’re finally getting around to updating that kitchen or bathroom of yours or dealing with a plumbing emergency, home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, we have two experts here with us today to answer your questions—Clint Kershaw and Drew Colwell of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley.

Vox Pop
2:13 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 7-1-14 : Court Cases

High courts are in the news this week, as justices hand down major decisions before their summer recess. Three decisions in particular have made headlines nationally and in the region. From contraception to unions to hydro-fracking, each of these rulings has sparked a powerful response from all sides.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Earl Zimmerman : 6/30/14

Albany Medical Center's Alzheimer's Center Director Dr. Earl Zimmerman joins Alan in the studio to discuss Alzheimers, dementia, and other neurological diseases of aging.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Food Friday : Culinary Science

Credit CIA

Ted Russin of the Culinary Institute of America joins Ray in the studio to talk about the emerging field of culinary science, from molecular gastronomy to the science of food systems.

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