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, October 15
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Tuesday, October 16
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Wednesday, October 17
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Thursday, October 18
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

Friday, October 19
No show: WAMC Fall Fund Drive

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We have a real treat for today's Food Friday as the show is all about bacon! Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are in the studio to discuss this breakfast staple and answer your questions. 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.

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

Photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17
Public Domain / NASA

Today on Vox Pop, we discuss climate change with climate scientist Dr. Mathias Vuille of the University at Albany and former Exxon Oil executive Lou Allstadt. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Alexandra Paul
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Alexandra Paul, an endovascular neurosurgeon at Albany Medical Center, joins Medical Monday to discuss cerebrovascular health including issues such as stroke, aneurysm and tumors. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Fall has arrived and on this first Food Friday of October, we discuss this year's apple crop. Sue Goold Miller of Goold Orchard in Castleton, NY and Cindy Bartlett of Bartlett's Apple Orchards and Farm Market in Richmond, MA have brought a variety of apples along with apple cider. 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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Rich Guthrie and Kathryn Schneider join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. With fall now here, are birds in the Northeast preparing to head south for the winter? Find out by tuning in! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

U.S. Supreme Court
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Today we are going to discuss The Supreme Court. As the U.S. Senate considers the nomination of Brett Kavanagh, the high court on Monday began its new term. The Supreme Court enters its nine-month term evenly divided – with four conservative and four liberal justices. Here to discuss all of this are Justin Crowe of Williams College and Steve Gottlieb, professor emeritus of Albany Law School. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Sunitha Sukumaran
New York Oncology Hematology

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Sunitha Sukumaran of New York Oncology Hematology joins Medical Monday to discuss breast cancer treatment. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Facebook: Lake George Oktoberfest

It's Oktoberfest on Food Friday today! We welcome kitchen manager Preston Kirkpatrick of Adirondack Brewery and marketing manager Greg Chanese to the show. They're here with the brews and food featured in the 8th Annual Lake George Ocktoberfest & Fall Festival which runs from October 5 to October 7. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Plymouth Roadrunner
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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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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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Today on Medical Monday we discuss sickle cell disease. Dr. Maria Boucher, nurse Toni DeNicola and sickle cell disease advocate join WAMC's Ray Graf for the discussion.

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.

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.

Dr. William Colman
Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County

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

Facebook: Berkshire Ferments

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.

Dr. Richard Holub
Courtesy of Neurological Associates of Albany

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.

A candle light dinner
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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. 

Mother Myrick’s Lemon Meringue Tart
Mother Myrick’s Confectionery

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
Jim Levulis / WAMC

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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