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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. The show is hosted and produced by Ray Graf. 

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, August 2

Medical Monday: Neurology with Albany Med's Dr. Alexandra Paul

Tuesday, August 3

Birding with Rich Guthrie

Wednesday, August 4

Pets and Vets with Dr. Carrie O'Laughlin

Thursday, August 5


Friday, August 6

Food Friday: Flour Hour with Amy Halloran

Dr. Alexandra Paul
Albany Med

Joining us to discuss neurosurgery is Dr. Alexandra Paul of Albany Medical College. Joe Donahue hosts. 

John Fischer displays a bottle of sake
John McCarthy

What do you know about sakè?  It's a fascinating beverage with a long and storied history. We'll learn much about it today with John Fischer.  Joe Donahue hosts.

Hiking 7/29/21

Jul 29, 2021
Bald Peak
Adirondack Mountain Club

We explore the wonderful world of hiking today with the Megan McLaughlin and Jim Slavin of the Adirondack Mountain Club.  Sarah LaDuke hosts. 

Darren Tracy (left) and Steven Engelhart (right)
West Branch Engineering and Consulting

Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions. WAMC's Sarah LaDuke hosts. 

Mathew Goodemote
Goodemote Physical Therapy

Today we talk physical therapy with Matthew Goodemote! WAMC's Joe Donahue hosts. 

Dr. Reid Muller
Albany Associates In Cardiology


Dr. Reid Muller joins us for Medical Monday today. He is a cardiologist with Albany Associates In Cardiology, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. WAMC’s Joe Donahue hosts.

Matt DeFazio and John Curtin
Composite by WAMC

Pizza and whiskey, a match made in heaven. Wait... what???  Here to talk about just that on Food Friday are John Curtin of Albany Distilling and Matt DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria. Who knows, Matt's dad Rocco DeFazio may even join the fun. What could go wrong?  Ray Graf hosts.

Troy Hidden Garden Tour
Jesse King / WAMC

It's another edition of our popular Vox Pop Gardening show.  Here to answer your questions are Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum and Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery.  Ray Graf hosts. 

Alex Monticello and Renata V Lewis
Montage by WAMC

It's real estate today on Vox Pop.  Renata Lewis and Alex Monticello join us to answer  questions about buying or selling your property. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

pipes under a  sink

We talk plumbing maintenance and repairs today on the show with Alan Ayers! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Hida Nierenburg
Nuvance Health

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Hida Nierenburg, director of headache medicine at Nuvance Health. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

A mug of beer
Jim Levulis, WAMC News

Today we wet our collective whistle with some delicious craft beer and cider. Joining us in Studio A are Alejandro Del Peral of Nine Pine Cider, and Jim Eaton of Fort Orange Brewing. We'll talk shop and sample a few beverages.  Call with your beer or cider question!  800-348-2551. Ray Graf hosts.

Today we reconvene the science forum to answer all your scientific questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

A white fluffy dog laying with a white pit bull in the yard sniffing the air.
Jackie Orchard

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.

A baby osprey peeking out of its nest.
Pat Bradley / WAMC

It's another birding show with our avian expert Rich Guthrie! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Paul Kreienberg, MD
Albany Medical Center

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Paul Kreienberg, a vascular surgeon at Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Kevin Tighe
Courtesy Tighe's Bistro Americain

Today we talk about the wonderful world of French cuisine with Kevin Tighe. Kevin's new restaurant, Tighe's Bistro Americain, opened in June.  Kevin Tighe has been working in the restaraunt world for almost 50 years and this restaurant is a long held dream come true.  Ray Graf hosts.

Yellow Flower
Sarah Laduke / WAMC

How does your garden grow?  Here to help you make it grow even better are three experts - Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery,  Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum and Bob Graves of Faddegon's Nursery.  Ray Graf hosts. 

Gordon Fricke's 1965 Buick Riviera
Gordon Fricke

Make sure your car is ready for summer travel.  Automotive repair expert Gordon Fricke joins us to help you diagnose your knocks, pings, screeches, thumps, odd whining noises  and check engine lights.  Ray Graf hosts. 

Two Remington Rand employees demonstrate the UNIVAC for Walter Cronkite in 1952
U.S. Census Bureau / Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

We help unravel your computer and tech mysteries on this edition of Vox Pop, as we welcome back Tony Yang of Gig Computers. Ray Graf hosts.

Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio with her Baked Alaska dish.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we talk baking with Chef Gail Sokol! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Lake Tahoe Bonsai Rock.
Chris McNiffe

Today we talk astronomy with Dr. Valerie Rapson! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Two white dogs sharing a dog bed outside in the yard.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ian Pickus / WAMC

We are joined today by meteorologist Jason Gough. He is ready to answer your weather questions.

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Howard Tanenbaum, professor of ophthalmology at Albany Medical College. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

We welcome Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen on today’s Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Matthew Goodemote
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy joins us today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Matt Burton

Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

Today on Vox Pop we are gardening again! We welcome two guests - gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon’s Nursery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Cliff Connery, Chair of the Nuvance Health Cancer Institute joins us today to talk oncology. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.