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Dr. Andalib Nawab
Ellis Medicine

It’s National Heart Month, and joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Andalib Nawab, a cardiologist with Cardiology Associates of Schenectady. She’s here to respond to your questions about heart disease and prevention of heart disease and stroke. 

It’s Food Friday again! Today we’re talking about veggies and vegetarian cuisine. Nutritionist, chef and Culinary Institute of America professor Jennifer Stack is here with us, along with New World Bistro chef Ric Orlando.

Food Friday Recipe : Bissara

Jan 31, 2014
Bissara
By Miansari66 via Wikimedia Commons

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Ric Orlando will join us in the studio to talk about veggies and staying healthy on a vegetarian diet!

Food Friday Recipe : Black Bean and Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini

Jan 31, 2014
Black Bean and Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini
Ben Fink

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when CIA nutrition instructor, registered dietician and chef Jennifer Stack will join us in the studio to talk about veggies and staying healthy on a vegetarian diet!

Foxtail lily
By Schnobby via Wikimedia Commons

Joining us for our winter gardening edition of Vox Pop today is Gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.

The Big Game is this weekend, and in just a few weeks, the big games will kick off across the world. So there’s no shortage of exciting sports news, and definitely no shortage of controversy surrounding it. We’re talking sports today with our WAMC sports commentator Keith Strudler and producer Jessica Bloustein Marshall, who is also a competitive figure skater.  

Vox Pop : Pete Seeger : 1/28/14

Jan 28, 2014
Frederick Fenyvessy Flickr

It’s a day of mixed emotions today as we remember the iconic Pete Seeger. The sadness of his passing last night at the age of 94 is eased by the celebration of his long and impactful life. Today we want to talk about our friend Pete.


Alzheimer's PET scan
By US National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Alice Brown, a nurse practitioner at the Alzheimer’s Care Center at Albany Medical Center. She’s here to respond to your questions on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, and taking care of loved ones battling neurological diseases.

Terrapin Restaurant
Terrapin Restaurant

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 Rhinebeck, NY
From the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce

The Matchbox Cafe:  6242 US Rt. 9, Rhinebeck, is where locals and visitors alike go for local, grass fed, grain-finished beef and cooked-to-order burgers. 

It’s Food Friday again! Today we’re talking about breads and baking. Matt Funiciello of Rock Hill Bakehouse is here with us, along with grain industry expert June Russell of GrowNYC

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  Today's panel:  Jim Pickett, Ed Stander and Michael Murphy. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Food Friday Recipe: Matt's Killer Croutons

Jan 23, 2014
By jeffreyw via Wikimedia Commons

Tune in to Food Friday this week, Matt Funiciello, baker and owner of the Rock Hill Bakehouse will join us in the studio to talk about breads and grains!

Matt's Killer Croutons

1. Heat four tablespoons of olive oil with minced/pressed garlic in a frying pan over medium heat.

2. Add fresh ground pepper to taste and a pinch of ground ginger.

3. Cube three slices of thick bread and throw into the pan.

Buzzfeed

It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Wedding rings
By Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons

The concept of marriage has gotten a lot of attention in the media lately. Whether it be states wrestling with legalizing gay marriage, proposed legislation to require pre-marriage education classes or the latest scandal involving a politician’s marital infidelity—for better or for worse, we still view marriage as the happily ever after. But what is the recipe for a good marriage? What makes it stick?

Dr. James Anania
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. James Anania, an anesthesiologist at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, New York. He’s here to respond to your questions about anesthesia and pain management.

Catering
By Ppsw, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s Food Friday again! Today we’re talking about catering your next party, large or small. Kim Klopstock of Lily and the Rose Gourmet Catering in Saratoga Springs is here with us, along with Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering in New Paltz. We are also joined by Yono’s Restaurant co-owner and certified sommelier Dominick Purnomo.

Tune into Food Friday this week, when chef Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering in New Paltz will join us in the studio to talk about catering!

Apple Chop Chow

Ingredients

1 Cortland Apple

For vinaigrette

½ cup rice vinegar

3 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon red chili

1 ounce water

Preparation

1. Shave apples thinly into small julienne.

2. Mix ingredients for vinaigrette.

Food Friday Recipe: Polenta Crackers

Jan 17, 2014

Tune into Food Friday this week, when chef Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering in New Paltz will join us in the studio to talk about catering!

Polenta Crackers

Ingredients

1 cup bread flour

1 cup wild hive polenta, fine grain

¾ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cayenne pepper, seeds removed finely diced

½ cup cheddar cheese

2 ½ tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces

¾ cup buttermilk shaken to blend

Food Friday Recipe: Hudson Valley Duck Pastrami

Jan 17, 2014

Tune into Food Friday this week, when chef Bruce Kazan of Main Course Catering in New Paltz will join us in the studio to talk about catering!

Hudson Valley Duck Pastrami 

Ingredients

2 cleaned duck breasts

2 tablespoons oil

Mixture for Dry Cure

3 ounces sugar

2 ounces kosher salt

1 teaspoon coriander

2 each star anise

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Food Friday Tips : Choosing Wines

Jan 16, 2014
Port wine
Jon Sullivan, via Wikimedia Commons

Tune into Food Friday this week when sommelier Dominick Purnomo, co-owner of  Yono's Restaurant and dp An American Brasserie, joins host Ray Graf to talk about wine tasting and wine pairings for your next catered affair!

Wikimedia Commons/Ildar Sagdejev

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.

Sweet Spot Bake Shop
Sweet Spot Bake Shop, Windsor, CT

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 Windsor, CT
From the Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Dom’s Broad Street Eatery: 330 Broad Street, Windsor. Eat like a local and try the homemade soups.

Home Improvement
Wikimedia Commons

Whether you’re flipping a house or finally getting around to updating that kitchen of yours, home improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is here with us today to answer your questions large and small about your next home improvement project.

Bob Jagendorf /flickr

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.

Dr. Terence Clarke
Ellis Medicine

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Terence Clarke, chief of Bariatric Care at Ellis Medicine. He specializes in bariatric surgery and managing weight-loss surgery programs, and is here to respond to your questions on these topics.

Food Friday Recipe: Mashed Local Celery Root

Jan 10, 2014

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Café Adam's Chef Adam Zieminski will join us in the studio to talk about the best ways to cook fresh, local foods!

Mashed Local Celery Root

Ingredients

3 medium celery roots, peeled and diced

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons butter

White pepper

Salt

1 tablespoon horseradish

Preparation

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Café Adam's Chef Adam Zieminski will join us in the studio to talk about the best ways to cook fresh, local foods!

Red Wine & Soy-Braised Beef Shoulder

Ingredients

3 pounds braising beef, chuck, shin or top round 

4 cups red wine

½ cup hoisin sauce

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup sesame oil

2 carrots, large chunks

2 celery, large chunks

Joining us on this Food Friday is Chef Adam Zieminski of Café Adam, Jennifer Jennings of the Schenectady Greenmarket, and Monica Kurzejeski of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

 The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market's Monica Kurzejeski shares her tips for navigating and making the most of your local farmers' market.

Food Friday: Farmers' Market Tips

Jan 9, 2014

The Schenectady Greenmarket's Jennifer Jennings shares her tips for navigating and making the most of your local farmers' market.

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