Vox Pop

Weekdays, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 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. 16
Medical Monday: Eating disorders with Dr. Julie Morison of HPA/Livewell

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Pets and vets with Dr. Ron Scharf

Thursday, Sept. 19
Computers with Tony Yang and Mark Bogossian

Friday, Sept. 20
Food Friday: Cheese with Old Chatham Creamery and Acorn Hill Farm

Gordon Fricke

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.

Dr. Julie Morison
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Dr. Julie Morison of HPA/Livewell joins Medical Monday to discuss eating disorders and answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we explore Armenian cuisine with two folks from the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy, NY. Antranig Karageozian and Sonya Sukljian join WAMC's Ray Graf.

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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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Rich Guthrie and Kathryn Schneider of the New York State Ornithological Association join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Mark Lawson
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Today on Vox Pop, Mark Lawson of Albany's Mark Lawson Antiques, Jewelry and Coin joins the show to discuss antiques and collecting. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Ivette Guttmann
Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Dr. Ivette Guttman of Southwestern Vermont Health Care joins Medical Monday to answer sports medicine questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we discuss the process of pairing food and wine. Joining us for the show are Christy Frank of Copake Wine Works, Chef Joel Viehland and food instructor Peter Barrett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Vox Pop mainstay Bob Berman is joined by Dr. Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of the show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hurricane Dorian
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The deadly Hurricane Dorian is forecast to impact the southeastern United States this week after moving through the Bahamas. Meteorologist Jason Gough is in the studio to discuss the storm and answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Copyright forum
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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.

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

Garden at Tanglewood
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Summer still has about a month left and our expert gardeners are in the Vox Pop studio answer your questions. On the show today, Bob Graves, a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York, Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York and Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Do you have plumbing issue? Alan Ayers, vice president of Crisafulli Brothers, a plumbing and heating contractor in New York's Capital Region, joins the show to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Yankee Stadium
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The Major League Baseball playoff picture is coming into focus and the NFL season is about to start. Here to discuss these and other sports topics are WRGB's Sports Director Brittany McHatten and The Berkshire Eagle's Howard Herman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Jason Heckman
St. Peter's Health Partners

Dr. Jason Heckman of St. Peter's Health Partners joins this edition of Medical Monday. A hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, Dr. Heckman treats diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts, and helps patients who are afflicted with cancer, cysts and lesions, gallstones, bile leaks, and other conditions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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John Fischer and Hutch Kugeman of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY along with Sam Pagano of the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station join Food Friday to discuss summer and fall beers. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street
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U.S. financial markets have been a roller coaster ride in recent weeks amid a U.S.-China trade war and fears of a global economic slowdown. Hugh Johnson, the chief investment officer, founder and partner of Hugh Johnson Advisors and Siena College's economics professor Aaron Pacitti join Vox Pop to dicuss the latest financial news and answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

U.S. Post Office; Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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.

Dr. Sunny Intwala
Nuvance Health

Dr. Sunny Intwala of Nuvance Health joins Medical Monday to answer cardiology questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we welcome two folks invovled in the 4th annual Grillsdale event taking place August 24 in Hillsdale, NY. Chef Jack Peele of Jacuterie in Ancramdale, NY and event organizer Joanna Virello are in the studio to answer your grilling questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander, Carmen Greenwood and Roger Gibboni. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Kristen Leffel

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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If you're looking to plan a weekend getaway or lenghty vacation, Jean Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, New York, joins Vox Pop to answer your travel questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Ralph Clement Darling
Albany Medical Center

Dr. R. Clement Darling, the chief of Albany Medical Center's Division of Vascular Surgery, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today on Food Friday, three cooks and vegan enthusiasts join WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss vegan cuisine, the diet's health benefits and plant-based cooking. 

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Vox Pop favorite Bob Berman is joined by Dr. Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of the show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Darren Tracy

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

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Rich Guthrie and Peg DiBenedetto join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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