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.

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, Jan. 20
Medical Monday: Orthopedics and stem cell therapy with Dr. Richard Kim

Tuesday, Jan. 21
TBD - Vox Pop could be impacted by special coverage of Senate impeachment trial

Wednesday, Jan. 22
TBD - Vox Pop could be impacted by special coverage of Senate impeachment trial

Thursday, Jan. 23
TBD - Vox Pop could be impacted by special coverage of Senate impeachment trial

Friday, Jan. 24
TBD - Vox Pop could be impacted by special coverage of Senate impeachment trial

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On this Food Friday, Liz Weibrecht and Ana Maria Moise of The Nutrition Center join WAMC's Ray Graf with their tips for healthy cooking and eating this new year.

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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 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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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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If you're planning a winter getaway or a summer vacation, this is the show for you. 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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Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians joins Medical Monday to discuss internal medicine and nephrology. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen in Albany, NY joins Food Friday to discuss soul food and Southern cooking. 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 and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Julie Hart join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Nina Sax, a gastroenterologist, returns to Medical Monday to answer your GI health questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Not much beats a hot drink on a cold winter day. Here with their favorite coffee and teas are Ron Grieco of Stacks Espresso Bar and Michael Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On the first Vox Pop show of 2020, we welcome back Bob Berman to answer your astronomy questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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U.S. economic markets enjoyed a strong 2019. So what does 2020 have in store? Economist Hugh Johnson and Siena College's Dr. Aaron Pacitti join Vox Pop to discuss what's on the financial horizon. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom
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Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom, the medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Albany Medical, joins Medical Monday to discuss nutrition, eating, and exercise. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday we welcome John Curtin of Albany Distilling Company and Derek Grout of Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery in Valatie, NY. They are here with their New Year's Eve spirits and cocktails to help us ring in 2020. 

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Now that winter has officially arrived, we welcome back meteorologist Jason Gough to answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Doug Tumen
Hudson Valley Foot Associates

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

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Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy, New York returns to WAMC's studios to talk about the culinary traditions associated with Christmas Eve and Italian food. 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, Jim Pickett and Roger Gibboni. 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.

Dr. Stephen Wrzesinski
New York Oncology Hematology

Drs. Stephen Wrzesinski and Courtney Bellomo of New York Oncology Hematology join Medical Monday to discuss CAR T-cell therapy and immunotherapy. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on the show, Food Friday favorite Deanna Fox returns with her holiday baking tips and recipes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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  It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio are Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, NY and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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Maybe you're getting or giving an air fryer for this holiday season? Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, authors of The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook, join Food Friday with their tips and recipes for the contraption. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Vox Pop mainstay Bob Berman is joined by Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of the show. 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. Eric Plakun
Austen Riggs Center

Dr. Eric Plakun, the CEO and Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, joins Medical Monday to discuss mental health. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you 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 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.

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Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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