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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.

***Due to coronavirus special coverage and social distancing measures, the below schedule may change.***

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, April 6

Medical Monday: Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Tuesday, April 7

Hiking with Michael Barrett of the Adirondack Mountain Club

Wednesday, April 8

Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Thursday, April 9

Teaching at home with Andy Baker and Bill Clairmont

Friday, April 10

Food Friday: Cocktails with John Fischer of the Culinary Institute of America

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Gordon Fricke

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.

Amid the pandemic, many people are taking to the trails and spending more time outside while socially distancing. Michael Barrett from the Adirondack Mountain Club and Samantha Moranville of Revolution Bicycles in Kingston are here to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Eric Yager
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is here to answer your coronavirus questions.

Do you want to eat healthier? Liz Weibrecht and Ana Maria Moise of The Nutrition Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts join Food Friday to answer your questions and to offer their tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ready to answer your questions is Bob Canterbury, senior wealth adviser at BST. Bob has 30 years of financial planning and wealth management experience, including investment planning, risk analysis, asset allocation, investment selection and retirement planning. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

cartoon drawing of chemistry set
scienceforkidsclub.com

Today Barb Brabetz and Roger Gibboni are on the line to fields your scientifiic questions and give you some experiments you can do at home with the kids. Ray Graf hosts.

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Rich Guthrie and Julie Hart join us on the line to talk birds today.

Here to talk about coronavirus emergency response is Doctor Trey Dobson. Doctor Dobson is the medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer. 

A picture of flowers and a butterfly.
Facebook: Project Native

Today on Vox Pop, Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York and Suzanne Balet-Haight of Balet Flowers and Design in Malta, New York join the show to answer your gardening questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Professor Michael Leczinsky joins us today to discuss Esports and video games. Professor Leczinsky is a lecturer at UAlbany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and specializes in emerging technologies. 

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

Dr. Eric Yager
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Yager joins us to discuss how viruses work - and answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Coronavirus With Dr. Yager 3/17/20

Mar 17, 2020
Dr. Eric Yager
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Yager joins us to discuss how viruses work - and answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Eric Yager
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is here to answer your coronavirus questions.

Irish American Heritage Museuem Executive Director Elizabeth Stack from County Kerry (right) and volunteer Caroline Stark from County Derry (left)
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on this special Food Friday leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we discuss Irish foods with Irish American Heritage Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Stack. Ray Graf hosts. Jackie Orchard Co-Hosts. Tune in for shepherd's pie and much more!

Jeff Stedge, John Basile and Doug Bafaro
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

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.

Producer Jackie Orchard's dog, Zero.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland and Dr. Kristina Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Gordon Fricke

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.

Dr. Azam Hussain of New York Oncology Hematology
Courtesy of NYOH

Dr. Azam Hussain of New York Oncology Hematology joins Medical Monday to discuss cancers of the blood. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Today on Food Friday, we discuss the sweet treat of maple syrup. Missy and Rob Leab of Ioka Valley Farm join WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss pure maple syrup and specialty maple products.

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.

Birding
Flickr/Martin Pettitt

Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie is in the studio answering your avian inquiries. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  

Today on Vox Pop, realtors Renata Lewis and Alex Monticello join the show to answer your real estate questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Alan Boulos
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Alan Boulos joins Medical Monday to discuss neurosurgery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The number to call with your questions is 1-800-348-2551. You can also email voxpop@wamc.org.

Facebook: Adirondack Pub & Brewery

On this episode of Food Friday, we discuss barrel-aged beer. We welcome Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing, Keith Johnston of Common Roots Brewing, Adam Elbrecht of Artisanal Brew Works and Greg Chanese of Adirondack Brewery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Vox Pop, Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York and Suzanne Balet-Haight of Balet Flowers and Design in Malta, New York join the show to answer your gardening questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Mary Liz and Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Today on Vox Pop, Mary Liz and Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region join us to discuss African American history. 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.

Dr. Jessica Saunders
St. Peter's Health Partners

Dr. Jessica Saunders of St. Peter's Health Partners joins Medical Monday to discuss heart health. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ric Orlando of New World Bistro on Food Friday
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Ric Orlando of the New World Bistro Bar in Albany, NY joins Food Friday with his tips and recipes for Mardi Gras. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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