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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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We’re fresh off opening day for Major League Baseball, smack in the middle of a bracket-busting NCAA tourney and we may have witnessed history with a decision to allow college football players to unionize. Here with us to talk it through is our very own sports commentator and Marist College Center for Sports Communication Director Keith Strudler.

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The April 1 deadline has come and New York State has an on-time budget. New York Public Interest Research Group Legislative Director Blair Horner joins Alan in the studio today to talk about the budget. We want to know what you think of it, too.

  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.

  It’s Food Friday again, and we’re going across the world to explore the heart-healthy cuisine of the Middle East. We’re here today with Julie Ann Sageer, a.k.a. Julie Taboulie, an Emmy-nominated, Finger Lakes-based chef who specializes in Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine.  

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Joining us for our gardening program is horticulturist Bob Graves, co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York.

Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Christopher Dolinsky of Northeastern Radiation Oncology in Schenectady, New York. He’s here to answer your questions about cancer, cancer treatment and related topics.

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Are you hungry? Look no further than the curb, because the food trucks have pulled up! Today’s show is all about delicious food that comes from the trucks you see around the region. We’re here with Kathy Lloyd, owner of How We Roll and Tim Taney, chef and owner of Slidin’ Dirty.

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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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  Have you ever wanted to write a book? Or get a book published? Jeff Herman of the Jeff Herman Agency in Stockbridge, Massachusetts joins us in the studio today to answer your questions about the literary industry.

It's an open forum today on two subjects:   Ukraine/Crimea and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  Alan Chartock hosts.

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Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians is in the studio today to discuss internal medicine and nephrology.

On this edition of  Food Friday we welcomed sommelier Dominick Purnomo, co-owner of  Yono's Restaurant and dp An American Brasserie, Claire and Sandy Pogue , owners of Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar and Suzy Konecky, cheese maker at Cricket Creek Farm.   The panel answered your questions about wine, cheese and the perfect pairings of the two! 

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

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

Joining us today is Dr. Paul Lemanski – founder and director of the Center for Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Health, with locations in Albany and Kingston.

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This week, we are having a delicious discussion of chocolate and candy with Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery, Matthew Sinico of Catherine's Chocolates and Terra Stratton of The Chocolate Gecko.

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

Food Friday Tips: Making Chocolate

Mar 6, 2014
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Tune into Food Friday this week when Ron Mancini of Mother Myrick's Confectionary in Manchester Center, Vermont, joins Ray Graf and others in the studio to talk about the art of making chocolate and candy!

1. For a richer,  more chocolaty hot chocolate drink, use low fat Dutch processed cocoa and evaporated milk instead of high fat cocoa and whole milk.

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If you’re facing legal problems, you’re likely to have a lot of questions. Two of the region’s top legal minds in region are in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Attorney Frank Lang of the Lang Law Firm in Latham and Oneonta, and Colin Donnaruma, president of the Capital Region chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union join us today.

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The U.S. is showing its support today for Ukraine's new leadership as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the capital. Kerry’s visit to Kiev, lasting just hours, comes as Ukraine's government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea—a mostly pro-Russian region in southeastern Ukraine.

In the studio today on this Medical Monday is Dr. Gerald Ortiz, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York. His practice focuses on arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle, as well as pediatric and foot/ankle disorders.

We’re taking you down south today, where the grits are tender, the buttermilk is flowing and the grills are fired up. Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant and Chef Sean Custer of Capital Q Smokehouse are here with us and we’re going to get you drooling for some soul food.

Food Friday Tips : Grits

Feb 28, 2014
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Tune into Food Friday this week when Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Spring joins Ray Graf in the studio to talk Southern cooking and soul food!

Grits suffer a great paradox and are one of the most misunderstood Southern delicacies.  Basic sustenance to a Southerner, yet comic fodder for anyone outside the south. 

Food Friday Tips : Grits

Feb 28, 2014
Grits
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Tune into Food Friday this week when Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Spring joins Ray Graf in the studio to talk Southern cooking and soul food!

Grits suffer a great paradox and are one of the most misunderstood Southern delicacies.  Basic sustenance to a Southerner, yet comic fodder for anyone outside the south. 

Rustic cranberry chicken salad sandwich
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Each week for Food Friday, we go to a different part of the WAMC listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite. 

In New York's Schoharie County
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Grapevine Farms: 2373 State Rt 7, Cobleskill, NY, is where you can find a delicious rustic cranberry chicken salad sandwich and a fresh offering of specials each day for soups, sides, quiche and sandwiches.

Its Oscar time and this year’s hopefuls include quite a few Academy Award alums and a slate of powerful films in the running for best picture.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Laughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. Ray Graf hosts.

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