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, August 19
Medical Monday: Cardiology with Health Quest's Dr. Sunny Intwala

Tuesday, August 20
Stamps and coins with Bob Scott and David Tripp

Wednesday, August 21
Physical therapy with Matt Goodemote

Thursday, August 22
Wall Street and the economy with Hugh Johnson and Aaron Pacitti

Friday, August 23
Food Friday: Summer and fall beers with John Fischer and Hutch Kugeman of the Culinary Institute of America

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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.

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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.

Dr. Joseph Popper
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. Joseph Popper of Nathan Littauer Hospital joins Medical Monday to discuss treatment of the neck, back and spine. Dr. Popper is an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally-invasive lumber procedures. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Today on Food Friday we discuss farming and farmers markets. In the studio are three farmers. First up is Dale-Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, NY and the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Representing The Kinderhook Farmers' Market are John Joseph of Greener Pastures Poultry in Valatie, NY and Curt Gobrecht of Lovers Leap Farm in Kinderhook, NY. WAMC's Brian Shields 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 Brian Shields 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. Alex Monticello of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Brian Shields 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 Brian Shields hosts.

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Dr. Pier Boutin, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, joins Medical Monday to discuss orthopedics and osteoporosis. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen returns to discuss Moroccan cuisine. Aneesa has been featured on "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games." Tara has two locations in Schenectady and Troy, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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How have your plants dealt with the recent heat and heavy rain in our region? Whether they're struggling or thriving, our expert gardeners have returned to Vox Pop to answer your questions. On the show today, 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.

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. Paul Lemanski
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Dr. Paul Lemanski returns to Medical Monday to discuss preventive and lifestyle medicine. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Steve Burrington and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery join Erica Komoroske of Stewart's Shops on Food Friday for an inside look at the tasty world of ice cream. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Vox Pop favorite Bob Berman is joined by Dr. Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of Vox Pop. 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, NewYork. 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.

Dr. Inder Lal
NYOH

Dr. Inder Lal of New York Oncology Hematology joins Medical Monday to discuss colon cancer. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts return to Food Friday with their latest seasonings and spices. 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 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.

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Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and sports cards. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Robert Gianotti of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants joins Medical Monday to discuss GI health and answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to discuss the methods in their latest work, "From Freezer to Instant Pot: The Cookbook." WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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