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

Dr. Gillian Wolff
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Gillian Wolff of Albany Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss urology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Deanna Fox

Summer is a time for BBQ, ice cream and of course summer pies. Food Friday fixture Deanna Fox returns to the show with this year's take on summer pies. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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

Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy in Saratoga Springs, NY joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Just like the birds flying around your yard, Rich Guthrie has returned to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center 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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Linda Kindlon of Bake For You in Albany, New York joins Food Friday with tips for making the best cookies, cakes and more. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Today we welcome back a couple of familiar voices to answer your gardening questions. 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. WAMC’s Brian Shields 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 Brian Shields 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 Brian Shields hosts.

Dr. Joseph Popper
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. Joseph Popper of Nathan Littauer Hospital joins Medical Monday to discuss treatment of the neck, back and spine. Dr. Popper is an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally-invasive lumber procedures. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with recipes and tips utilizing summer fruits and vegetables. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The focus of today's program is writing. In the studio is novelist Barbara Chepaitis. She is here to answer your questions about the process of creative writing. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions about your home improvement projects. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you planning a vacation or a weekend getaway? Travel planner Andrea Schwartz is in the studio to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Robert Sax
Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Dora Swan and Rob Handel of fin: your fishmonger in Guilderland, New York join Food Friday to discuss seafood grilling. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. 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.

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

Dr. Mark Sanchez
Ellis Medicine

Dr. Mark Sanchez, a member of the general surgery department at Ellis Medicine, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions about general and robotic surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm shift their focus from seasonings to cheese as they join Leah and Justin Kruszyna from the upcoming Cheshire Cheese Fest in western Massachusetts. 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.

Dr. Frederic Hyman
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Dentist Dr. Frederic Hyman joins Vox Pop to answer your question. Dr. Hyman runs a dental practice in Great Barrington, Massachusetts limited to the treatment of people with jaw, head, neck and face pain as well as those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Rohit Shahani
Health Quest

Dr. Rohit Shahani of Health Quest joins Medical Monday to answer your cardiology questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Summer has officially arrived and farmers markets are in full swing in the WAMC region. Joining us on Food Friday is Liz Comitale, the manager of the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Vendors Dale Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch and Jess Garritty of Collar City Cold Pressed Juice are also in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Now that summer-like temperatures have hit the region, 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.

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

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One of the top record producers of the 1960s and 1970s, John Simon joins Vox Pop to discuss music. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Nina Sax, a gastroenterologist, returns to Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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