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The Bureau Of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate in this country is hovering around five percent—currently at 4.9. That’s roughly half of what it was during the Great Recession and holding steady since August 2015. So we’re doing pretty well now, the jobs are out there. You just have to get them.

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It has been a week since one of the most stunning elections in U.S. history. The President-Elect is busy figuring out who will be in his cabinet.  Meanwhile, President Obama is on his last official overseas trip and Republican and Democratic party leaders are figuring out where they stand in the new political dynamic in Washington.  We open the phone for your thoughts on this Vox Pop open forum. Ray Graf hosts. 

We welcome a panel of scientists to Studio A for an hour of answers to your scientific questions.  Ray Graf hosts.

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Election Day is behind us and Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States.

It’s a victory that has surprised many and is likely to go down as one of the most notable moments in political history. Why do you think the election went the way it did? How are you feeling today? What do you think a Trump presidency will look like?  Alan Chartock takes your calls.

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It all comes down to today for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It’s been one heck of a campaign season unlike any other. The candidates have the lowest favorability ratings of any in history. That’s just one of the reasons people are expressing anxiety, worry and uncertainty over the outcome. So how are you feeling on this Election Day? Are you nervous? Excited? Tell Dr. Alan (not a medical doctor) Chartock all about it! 

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Host Alan Chartock discusses the latest advances in treatment and prevention of  genitourinary  cancers with Dr. David Shaffer of New York Oncology Hematology.  Listeners are invited to call with their questions for Dr. Shaffer.

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

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We learn all about Moroccan food with first time guest Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady. Ray Graf hosts. 

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Here to take your calls are Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum. Ray Graf hosts.

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Here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. Ray Graf hosts.

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There are just two weeks before Election Day. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are holding last minute rallies in battlegrounds states in the presidential race. Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso are making final pitches to voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Alan Chartock takes calls from our listeners. 

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Gordon Fricke is here to answer your car questions today on Vox Pop. Ray Graf hosts. 

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The birdman is back! Rich Guthrie returns to Studio A for one of our most popular programs. 

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The two major party presidential candidates rumbled in their debate on Sunday night, with both sides declaring victory. The second debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump came on the heels of the release of a decade old video of the GOP candidate engaging in what he describes as "locker room talk." Others, including his Democratic rival, said the comments were more than that.  The video, the debate and your thoughts on the race for White House on this open forum edition of Vox Pop. Alan Chartock hosts.

Plumbing can be a daunting challenge for home owners and fixer uppers. Never fear! Ian Cowen of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley joins us today to answer your questions.  Ray Graf hosts.

Donald Trump's taxes made headlines this week. And the candidates for VP are set to debate this evening. We invite you to share your thoughts as the presidential race nears the home stretch. Alan Chartock hosts.

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Autumn is here.... but there is still plenty to talk about in the world of gardening! Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery, gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum. Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna joins host Ray Graf for an hour of phone-in questions about our canine and feline companions. 

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If television ratings are any indication, last night's U.S. presidential debate was a doozy!  According to overnight ratings, it ranks at or near the top of a list of all such debates ever broadcast.  

Today, 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. Ray Graf hosts.

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Ready to tackle that home improvement or repair project?  Need a little advice? Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracey is here with us today to answer your questions large and small about your next home improvement project.  Ray Graf hosts.

President Barack Obama told world leaders at the United Nations today that the global economy needs to work better for all people, not just those at the top. The two major party presidential candidates have had plenty to say about the economy. Jobs, taxes and the future of Social Security will likely loom large as election day nears. 

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is refusing to respond to Republican Donald Trump's recent comments that she was an "enabler" of Bill Clinton's marital infidelities during his political career.

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The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion...and counting!  The $1.5 billion prize would be paid in annual payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment of  $930 million.

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Times Union Sports Editor Pete Iorizzo and Daily Gazette Executive Sports Editor Mark McGuire join us today to talk sports.

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  The news is packed with headlines as we come off the Memorial Day holiday this week. From Ireland voting to legalize gay marriage to deadly storms wreaking havoc on Texas and Oklahoma, to a new data that shows murders are way up in New York City, we’ll have a discussion of current events.

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  As of 2012, overall life expectancy in the United States is at a record high—78.8 years of age. But what are we doing with our lives in those golden years? And how do we handle dying? We have two women in the studio with us today who are eminently knowledgeable on this topic – Eleanor Aronstein of the Captial Region chapter of the Final Exit Network, and Hedi McKinley, a 95-year-old with a remarkable life story. They’re here to lead a discussion and answer your questions about end-of-life issues.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration of Irish heritage worldwide. Here in the United States however, it has become a troublesome holiday for authorities looking to crack down on drunken revelry, and a frustrating day for the LGBT community, which has long been excluded from official celebrations.

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Joining us for this special “winter” gardening program is gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center in Great Barrington, and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum in Esperance.

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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.

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