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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. The show is hosted by Ray Graf and produced by Jackie Orchard. 

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, May 3

Medical Monday: Breast Surgery With Dr. Lisa Curcio Of Nuvance Health

Tuesday, May 4

"May The Fourth Be With You" Star Wars With Rick Marshall

Wednesday, May 5

Physical Therapy With Matthew Goodemote

Thursday, May 6

Astronomy With Bob Berman 

Friday, May 7

Food Friday: Baking With Gail Sokol

Today we talk physical therapy with Matthew Goodemote! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Star Wars poster

Today, May the fourth be with you! We talk Star Wars with expert Rick Marshall. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Lisa Curcio of Nuvance Health. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today we talk Italian foods with two special guests: Food Friday Favorite Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria and owner of Paesan’s Pizza, Frank Scavio!

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

It's the gardening show today with Fred Breglia and Greg Ward! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Heron in the grass.
Pat Bradley / WAMC

It's birding today with Rich Guthrie! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A computer with a cell phone at WAMC.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on the program, we have our computer expert Tony Yang to answer your tech questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts! 

Joining us for Medical Monday is gastroenterologist Doctor David Furman of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today on Food Friday, Jennifer Clair, founder of Home Cooking New York, offers her home cooking tips and tricks. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

It's the science forum today! We are joined by Barbara Brabetz, professor of biology and chemistry at SUNY Cobleskill, Dr. Ed Stander, professor of geology at SUNY Cobleskill, and Dr. Kevin Knuth, a UAlbany physics professor. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A white fluffy dog laying with a white pit bull in the yard sniffing the air.
Jackie Orchard

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.

  It's the Real Estate show with Renata Lewis and Alex Monticello! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Albany Medical Center

It's an ENT Medical Monday today with Dr.  Jordon Grube of Albany Medical Center ENT. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today on the show we are talking cookies with two bakers who have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic and started a business - Cookie Therapy ALB! Ashley Brown and Faye Jones are on the line to answer your baking questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we talk stamps and coins with Bob Scott and David Tripp. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We’ll be discussing comics and sports cards today with Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al’s House of Sports Cards – both in Schenectady, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we discuss policing wth Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dentist performing oral exam.

It's dentistry today with Dr. David Mitola of Mitola Family Dentistry! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Chef Ric Orlando

Spring has sprung! Today on Food Friday we discuss the bounties of the season with chef, entrepreneur and educator Ric Orlando. 

A listener favorite on Food Friday, Ric is hosting a live cooking party on Zoom - as a fundraiser to help fight hunger in the Hudson Valley. We'll talk about that and take your spring food and cooking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  

Milky Way from Ionia, NY
Nick Lamendola

It's another astronomy show with Bob Berman! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Joining us today is physical therapist Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Returning to Vox Pop today is virologist Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is ready to take your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the virus in general. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Anne Darves-Bornoz joins us today. She is a urologist at Albany Med who specializes in men’s health and male infertility. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Aneesa Waheed
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Today we welcome Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady, Troy, and Guilderland New York. She has appeared on "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games" and is ready to answer your questions on Moroccan cuisine!  WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

We talk sports today with Amy Bass and Howard Herman! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today it's the copyright forum with Paul Rapp and Bill Westwood! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 


Today we discuss cardiology with Dr. Parag Parikh. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Michael Harney of Harney and Sons Fines Teas joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

Today on Vox Pop we are gardening again! We welcome two guests - gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon’s Nursery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.