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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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The U.S. is in the 15th day of a government shutdown, and potential deals may be in the works to open Washington back up and end the looming threat of default.

Our Beer and Brewing experts are back, and they’re ready to talk with you about home brewing, the latest Beer news and events. 

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 is focused on arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle, as well as pediatric and foot and ankle disorders.

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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Joining us for our Gardening edition of Vox Pop today is Gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery.

A new presidential poll out today says Hillary Clinton is crushing Vice President Joe Biden, 65 percent to 10. She hasn’t declared that she’ll make a 2016 bid, and Biden has only hinted at it. Meanwhile, the poll shows no clear front-runners on the potential GOP ticket. Is this poll a predictor of things to come?

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

It’s pets and vets today, and joining us in the studio is veterinary surgeon Dr. Courtney Fitzpatrick of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center in Pattersonville, New York.

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Syria is now saying it will put its chemical weapons under international control as a diplomatic solution to avoid a U.S. strike. But the question of military action in retribution for an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed thousands in Syria last month still looms as Congress resumes session. Meanwhile, the president prepares to address the nation tonight.

  Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments about urology and urological issues is Dr. Paul Pietrow of premier medical group of the Hudson Valley…. 

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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Its tech galore on this edition of Vox Pop; it's the computer show with Tony Yang of Gig Computers, hosted by WAMC's Ray Graf.

Over the holiday weekend, President Obama asked congress to OK a military strike on Syria in response to the alleged chemical attacks there last month.

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 8/27/13 : Syria

Aug 27, 2013

As U.N. weapons inspectors investigate the fallout of alleged chemical attacks in Syria last week, the U.S. and its allies are debating whether to take military action against the Syrian government under President Bashar Assad.

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 8/22/13

Aug 22, 2013

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.

You can post questions and comments on this page, on Facebook, tweet us @WAMCVoxPop, or email voxpop@wamc.org.

 

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 8/21/13

Aug 21, 2013

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts, Dr. Helen Ghirardella and Dr. Ed Stander, to answer your science questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 8/20/13 : Pets and Social Policy

Aug 20, 2013

An upstate New York village held a public forum last night to discuss limiting the number of pets per household. They decided to table the discussion, but the larger issue of animal cruelty, hoarding and quality of life lingers...and remains a source of great debate in our society. 

Vox Pop: Birding with Rich Guthrie: 8/15/13

Aug 15, 2013
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Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries.WAMC's Joe Donahue hosts.

If you have a question you'd like to have answered on air, write it in the comments section below.

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 8/14/13 : A Political Horse Race

Aug 14, 2013

Today on Vox Pop, it's a political horse race. Will Hillary Clinton make a run for the White House in 2016?  Will Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick be her running mate? Who will the Republicans put up against them? 

The race card for 2016 election may fill up in the very near future, and we want to know where you'll place your bets.

Vox Pop : Open Forum 8/13/13 : Stop & Frisk

Aug 13, 2013
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  A Federal judge blasted the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy yesterday, calling it an unconstitutional violation of civil rights. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are furious, and plan to appeal, saying it's what keeps the city safe.

What do you think? Is the ruling going to stop rampant racial profiling or is it going to send the Big Apple into a downward spiral of crime and violence?

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Paul Singh : 8/12/13

Aug 12, 2013

In the studio today on this Medical Monday is Dr. T. Paul Singh, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Albany Medical Center. 

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New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodridguez is facing a ban that could sit him on the sidelines until 2015.  The slugger, who has often been tied to (but not convicted of) the use of performance enhancing drugs, has vowed to appeal the suspension, handed down yesterday by Major League Baseball.  While he awaits his appeal hearing, Rodriguez, who is baseball's highest played player, suited up and took the field for the Yankees last night.   On today's Vox Pop, Alan Chartock welcome's the Times Union's Pete Iorizzo to discuss baseball's latest crisis. 

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Asher Weiner, an ophthalmologist with Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region in Troy, New York.

Vox Pop : Genealogy : 8/1/13

Aug 1, 2013

Genealogy is the focus of this edition of Vox Pop, with WAMC's Ray Graf and guest Jean Nudd

Jean Nudd is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she does reference work, helping people find information, as well as processing records so that people can use them. Jean earned her Bachelors degree in history from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire and her Masters from Arizona State University in local history.

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In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Michael McBiles, radiologist at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, New York. 

Dr. McBiles formerly served as the radiologist at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

We open the phones very wide today and ask, "What is the biggest problem in the (or your) world - and what is the one thing you would do to solve it."  WAMC listeners did not disappoint, bringing a vast number of deep thoughts to the table.  Ray Graf  hosts. 

Vox Pop : Open Forum - DREAM Act : 1/22/13

Jan 22, 2013
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There is talk in Albany about a  plan that would provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants.

The idea is to provide a way to help poor immigrant families afford college.  Similar proposals in New York and the nation have faced strong opposition from conservatives. 

On this edition of Vox Pop we are talking about the DREAM Act. What is your opinion of the idea?  Should we provide this type of assistance to those in this country illegally?

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