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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, November 30

Medical Monday: Physical Therapy With Matthew Goodemote

Tuesday, December 1

Real Estate And Home Inspection

Wednesday, December 2

Weather With Jason Gough

Thursday, December 3

Astronomy

Friday, December 4

Food Friday: Olde English Pub

Ian Pickus / WAMC

Today meteorologist Jason Gough joins us on the line to answer your questions. Formerly of News Channel 13 in Albany, Jason now runs a forecasting website at jasonsweather.com.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? We are joined by two professionals who will try to answer your questions. Renata Lewis is a real estate pro with Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. David Andrick is owner of A-1 Home Inspection Services. Ray Graf hosts.

Matthew Goodemote
Provided by Matthew Goodemote

It's physical therapy with Matthew Goodemote today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A bulldog reading a newspaper while draped over a desk chair.
Ian Pickus / WAMC

Today Veterinarian Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital joins us to answer all of your pet questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

polka dot background with gold letters that says Copyright Forum with the Vox Pop logo underneath.
Composite image made by Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's the copyright forum today with Paul Rapp and Polly Law! They're ready to answer your questions about protecting your music, writing, and art! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Jeremy Stoepker, a family practice physician at Community Health Programs in the Berkshires joins us to answer all of your family medicine questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Looking up from underneath a willow tree in Washington Park as the sun pokes through the branches.
Jackie Orchard / 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. 

Close up shot of paint bucket stirring sticks covered in different colors of paint on a work table.
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. 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Gordon Fricke, owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Incorporated, is here to answer your automotive maintenance and repair questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Joining us today is virologist Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and he is ready to take your questions about COVID-19. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Brimstone Bakery's holiday gingerbread.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we’re talking sweet treats and baking! On the line to answer your baking questions is Anthony Leberto from Brimstone Bakery in Sharon Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Purple gloved scientist working in a lab. Green liquid in a beaker.
Alexandra Orchard Nguyen

It's the science forum today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Michael Hagmaier (left) and Bruce Buckley (right) of Soldier On Inc.
Composite photo by Jackie Orchard / WAMC / Professional Photos provided by Soldier On Inc.

Today is Veterans Day and we have two experts on the line to discuss some of the challenges that veterans face. Bruce Buckley is the CEO of Soldier On Inc., a national provider of services and affordable permanent housing for homeless and at-risk veterans. Michael Hagmaier is an Executive Vice President of Soldier On.

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Rich Guthrie is ready to answer your birding questions today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts!

Provided by Albany Medical Center

Joining us for Medical Monday is neurologist Dr. David Hart of Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Composite image by Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's The Week In Review with Judy Patrick and Alan Chartock! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Lake Tahoe Bonsai Rock, a galaxy of stars shining over still water as the sun sets.
Chris McNiffe

Today we talk astronomy with Dr. Valerie Rapson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY Oneonta, and astronomer and author Bob Berman.

Professional photos provided. Composite Image by Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we have two special guests: Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen and virologist Dr. Eric Yager.

Ian Pickus / WAMC

It's the weather show with Jason Gough today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Provided By Albany Medical Center

Joining us for Medical Monday is neurologist Dr. Julie Pilitsis of Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today is “The Week In Review,” where we review the week’s most dynamic events and take your calls, opinions, and questions. Joining us today is the New York Press Association’s Judy Patrick.

Tree on Madison Avenue in Albany, NY with tons of orange and yellow leaves on the ground around it.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on the gardening show we welcome two guests - horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon’s nursery, and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum.

Matthew Goodemote
Provided by Matthew Goodemote

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

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Today we welcome UAlbany Political Science Professor Sally Friedman for this special election open forum discussion. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Ajaz Khan
St. Peter’s Health Partners

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Ajaz Khan of St. Peter’s Health Partners. He is ready to answers your breast cancer questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's The Week In Review with Judy Patrick! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A rainy day at WAMC in downtown Albany.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today meteorologist Jason Gough joins us to answer your questions. Formerly of News Channel 13 in Albany, Jason now runs a forecasting website at jasons-weather-dot-com.

An apple iphone, iwatch, and computer keyboard
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on the program, we have two computer experts on the line to answer your tech questions. Tony Yang is the operator of Albany-based Gig Computers, which currently manages the computer network here at WAMC.Also with us is Mark Bogossian – owner and operator of Castle Mac Service in Latham.  

shockingly blue bird on a branch
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It's birding with Rich Guthrie today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Doug Tumen
Hudson Valley Foot Associates

Joining us this afternoon to answer your podiatric questions is Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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