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, December 17
Medical Monday: Preventive medicine with Dr. Paul Lemanski

Tuesday, December 18
Copyright Forum

Wednesday, December 19
Pets & Vets

Thursday, December 20
Weather with Jason Gough

Friday, December 21
Food Friday: Italian Christmas with Rocco DeFazio

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Today on Food Friday, Chef Gail Sokol joins the show with her holiday baking tips. 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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Rich Guthrie is in Studio A to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Yang of Gig Computers and Mark Bogossian of Castle Mac Service join Vox Pop to answer your computer questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Vladimir Davidyuk of Albany Medical Center joins Medical Monday to discuss pancreatic procedures. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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With the official start of winter on the horizon and most of our region already experiencing snow and cold temperatures, Jennifer Clair of Home Cooking New York returns to Food Friday with tips and suggestions for winter cooking. 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.

Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy in Saratoga Springs, NY joins Vox Pop to answer your questions. 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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Dr. Nischala Ammannagari of New York Oncology Hematology joins Medical Monday to discuss lung cancer and how to treat it. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Here on this Food Friday to discuss Mediterranean cuisine with Afghan origins is Mahmood Faiz, the owner and chef of Mazadar Mediterranean Kitchen in Albany, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Is your vehicle ready for winter? 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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With the holiday season upon us and winter vacations on the horizon for some, we discuss travel today on Vox Pop. Jean Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, NY, joins the program to answer your questions. 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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Dr. Leonard Sigal of Berkshire Health Systems joins Medical Monday to discuss rheumatology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

As the end of 2018 draws near, many financial advisors say it's as good a time as any to consider your tax filings for the year. Here to answer your questions are Jim Cole and Judy Cahee, tax partners at BST & Co., and Thomas Brockley, senior vice president at RBC Wealth Management. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Eric Verruto of Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons joins Medical Monday to discuss eye health. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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For many Thanksgiving is the biggest cooking day of the year, so appropriately we are bringing in the all-stars. Food writer, cook and baker Deanna Fox is joined by Chef Ric Orlando to answer your Thanksgiving cooking and baking questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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If you are a fan of trains, whether they are full-size or model, this is the Vox Pop show for you. Jeff Stedge, John Basile and Doug Bafaro of the Albany Train Show are in the studio to answer your questions.

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Rich Guthrie and Tom Lake have migrated back to Studio A to answer your birding 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.

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Dr. Landon Brown, a surgeon with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, joins Medical Monday to discuss joint replacement. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in the Berkshires return to Food Friday with their favorite spices and seasonings for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. 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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Election Day is here. JP Miller of Empire Report and Steve Greenberg of the Siena College Research Institute are in the studio to discuss the races in our region. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Hudson Valley Foot Associates

Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates joins Medical Monday to discuss podiatry and podiatric surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today we have a sweet Food Friday show. Joe Suhrada of Uncle Sam's Candy and Matt Sinico of Catherine's Chocolates are in the studio with a host of holiday candy and chocolate. 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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It’s Halloween but it's also Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio is Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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