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, March 25
Medical Monday: Orthopedics with Dr. Michaela Schneiderbauer of SVMC

Tuesday, March 26
Travel with Jean Gagnon

Wednesday, March 27
Real Estate

Thursday, March 28
Gardening

Friday, March 29
Food Friday: Coffee with Stacks Espresso Bar

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Katie Haskins of Hooked Seafood Co. in Latham, NY is joined by Dora Swan and Peter Kenyon of Fin in Guilderland, NY for a discussion of seafood on this Food Friday. 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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On this first official day of spring, meteorologist Jason Gough joins Vox Pop to discuss the what the season may have in store for our region. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Vox Pop, Mark Lawson of Albany's Mark Lawson Antiques joins the show to discuss antiques and collecting. 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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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the team from Katie O'Brynes Irish Pub in Schenectady, New York joins Food Friday. Owner John Maloney and Chef Greg Paige have brought bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage for WAMC's Ray Graf to try out.

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 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.

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

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Today on Medical Monday, Matthew Alheim, a licensed physical therapist and the clinical manager of Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy in Albany, NY, joins WAMC's Alan Chartock.

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Today on Food Friday, we get a taste of the Hudson Valley with a trio of area cooks. Chef Josh Kroner is representing Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck. Waldy Malouf is the senior director for special projects at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Janet Crawshaw and Marcella Micillo are representing The Valley Table, a magazine on farms, food and cuisine. 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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Avian expert Rich Guthrie is back in Studio A to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you in the middle of a home improvement project? If so, architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Rahul Ravilla of New York Oncology Hematology joins Medical Monday to discuss colorectal cancer. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Not able to make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Fear not, Chef Ric Orlando brings the celebration's culinary flavor to Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Although the first day of spring isn't until March, the gardeners are in the studio to answer your question. 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.

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Tax filing season is upon us. Here to answer your questions are Jim Cole and Judy Cahee, tax partners at BST & Co. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Megan Applewhite
Albany Medical Center

Today on Medical Monday, Dr. Megan Applewhite joins WAMC's Alan Chartock. Dr. Applewhite is an endocrine surgeon, an assistant professor of surgery and biomedical ethics, and the interim director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College.

Today on Food Friday, we take a culinary trip across the pond for a taste of the food and drink in the land of the Union Jack. In the studio are Executive Chef Bev and General Manager Khloe of The Olde English Pub in Albany, NY. 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 and Ed Stander. 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.

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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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Today on Food Friday, we discuss the sweet treat of maple syrup. Lanore Hahn along with Marian and JP Welch of Justamere Tree Farm in Worthington, Massachusetts join WAMC's Brian Shields to detail all aspects of the maple industry. 

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How is your vehicle holding up this 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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Despite the snow, Rich Guthrie's flight path has landed him in Studio A to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday we pair food and drink with Oliver Antunes and Jeremy Kenny of Rouge Restaurant in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Antunues is the establishment's chef while Kenny serves as general manager and beverage director. 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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In the middle of winter, meteorologist Jason Gough joins Vox Pop to discuss the wacky world of weather. 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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