Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs.

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 (1-800-34TALK-1)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, Sept. 24
Medical Monday: Sickle cell disease

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Home improvement with Darren Tracy

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Thursday, Sept. 27
Science Forum

Friday, Sept. 28
Food Friday: Oktoberfest with Adirondack Brewery

Feel Good Food by Richard and Mary Anne Erickson
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Richard and Mary Anne Erickson of Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go in Kingston, NY join Food Friday with their book of recipes "Feel Good Food." WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The first day of autumn is Sunday, Sept. 23. In the studio to help you and your plants prepare for the changing of the season are Bob Graves, a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York and Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

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Today’s program is the copyright forum. Paul RappBill Westwood and Polly Law are in the studio to answer your questions about protecting your writing, music, and art. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. William Colman
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Dr. William Colman of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County joins Medical Monday to discuss outpatient joint replacement. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today's Food Friday is all about fermentation. A number of folks taking part in the Berkshire Fermentation Festival being held Sept. 16 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts join the program to answer your questions about the process - Adam Elabd, Jack Peele, Maddie Elling and Mark Phillips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Vox Pop, songwriter Reggie Harris joins novelist and storyteller Barbara Chepaitis to answer your questions about songwriting and more. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Rich Guthrie has returned to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday to discuss Alzheimer’s disease treatment and research is Dr. Richard Holub of the Neurological Associates of Albany. Dr. Holub is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He has been engaged in Alzheimer’s research for more than 30 years and has contributed to the development of all five drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of the disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Deanna Fox and The Culinary Institute of America's John Fischer join Ray Graf for a dinner party. The number to call with your questions and comments is 800-348-2551. 

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Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery in Manchester, VT join Food Friday today. The shop is known for its buttercrunch toffee, caramels, cakes and chocolate assortments. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The Rose Garden at The Trustees of Reservations' Naumkeag in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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Today we welcome back a few familiar voices. Bob Graves is a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York. Fred Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. Greg Ward runs Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Yankee Stadium
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The Major League Baseball picture is shaping up, the NFL season is about to start, and a team from Pittsfield, Massachusetts made an impressive Little League run this summer. Here to discuss these and other sports topics are WRGB's Sports Director Brittany Devane and The Berkshire Eagle's Howard Herman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Paul Glovinsky
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Dr. Paul Glovinsky, clinical director of the St. Peter's Sleep Center, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today for the final Food Friday and last Vox Pop show of 2016 to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and cookies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's all about computers technology on this edition of Vox Pop. We'll talk computers with Tony Yang of Gig Computers. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you looking to sneak in one more trip before the end of summer or are you already looking ahead to holiday travel? Regardless of your plans, travel agents Andrea Schwartz and Jean Gagnon join Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Our resident coin and stamp experts are back for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon for the return of our Stamps & Coins show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Mark Pettus of Berkshire Health Systems. Dr. Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for more than 25 years. 

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Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady and Troy, NY is joined by her father Mohammed Waheed of the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady to discuss Moroccan and Indian food on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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As the Northeast has experienced recent high temperatures and strong storms, meteorologist Jason Gough returns to Vox Pop to answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Suk Namkoong
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Suk Namkoong of Southwesten Vermont Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss orthopedics. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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It is the dog days of summer and Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday to help you get through them. Ric is in the studio with his barbeque and outdoor cooking tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome back Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? We have two real estate professionals in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Alexander Monticello of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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President Trump has put America's trade relationships under a microscope and has issued tariffs on China and others. Those moves have been met by retaliatory measures. Here to discuss trade, tariffs, the economy and more is economic advisor Hugh Johnson. He is the chief investment officer, founder and partner of Hugh Johnson Advisors in Albany, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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