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, June 17
Medical Monday: Sleep with Dr. Paul Glovinsky

Tuesday, June 18
Computers with Tony Yang and Mark Bogossian

Wednesday, June 19
Home improvement with Darren Tracy

Thursday, June 20
Automotive repair with Gordon Fricke

Friday, June 14
Food Friday: Wine with Kingston Wine Co.'s Michael Drapkin & food writer Peter Barrett

Dr. Paul Glovinsky
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Dr. Paul Glovinsky, clinical director of the St. Peter's Sleep Center, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, food writer and cooking instructor Peter Barrett joins Michael Drapkin of Kingston Wine Co. to discuss the wide world of wine. 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.

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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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The summer travel season is upon us. Whether you're skipping town for a wedding, vacation or just to get away, 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. Joseph Schwartz, a board-certified dermatologist with a practice in Troy and Clifton Park, NY, joins Medical Monday to answer your skin care questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

The 17th Annual Polish Fest is set for June 7-9 in Latham, NY. In the studio on this Food Friday to preview the festival's culinary highlights are four folks: Barbara Chepaitis, John Kowalski, Peter Zeranski and Greg Archer. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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It is time to fire up the grill on Food Friday. Mark Lansing Jr. of Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In and Sean Custer of Capital Q Smokehouse join the show with grilling and barbecue tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Our expert gardeners return 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, Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York and Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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May is National Military Appreciation Month. In the studio to discuss military and veterans' issues are Col. Richard Goldenberg and CPT Jean Marie Kratzer of the New York National Guard as well as Matthew Buckley, the executive vice president of Soldier On. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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Luc and Pika Roels of Pika's Farm Table in Lake Katrine, NY join Food Friday to discuss Belgian cuisine and cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Trade negotiations and tariffs between the United States and China have sent stocks up and down on Wall Street in recent weeks. As representatives from both countries try to reach a deal, a pair of experts join us to answer your questions about how the trade dispute is impacting the economic world. Hugh Johnson is the chair, founder and chief investment officer of Hugh Johnson Advisors in Albany, NY. He's joined by Dr. Aaron Pacitti, an associate professor of economics at Siena College. WAMC's Ray Graf 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. Caitlin Montalvo of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Vox Pop, Mark Lawson of Albany's Mark Lawson Antiques joins the show to discuss antiques and collecting. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday to discuss Alzheimer’s disease treatment and research is Dr. Richard Holub of the Neurological Associates of Albany. Dr. Holub is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He has been engaged in Alzheimer’s research for more than 30 years and has contributed to the development of all five drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of the disease. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria and Kristin Lajeunesse of the Capital Region Vegan Network join Food Friday for a discussion of vegan cooking and eating. 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.

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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Do you have plumbing issue? Alan Ayers, vice president of Crisafulli Brothers, a plumbing and heating contractor in New York's Capital, joins the show to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. Gabriel Kaufman of St. Peter’s Breast Surgery in Albany, New York joins today's Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Jim Stolis and Rita Jeoney of the Saint Sophia 2019 Greek Festival in Albany, NY join Food Friday today to answer your Greek cuisine questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome back Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander and Jim Pickett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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Our resident coin and stamp experts are back for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon for the return of our Stamps & Coins show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dr. David Steckman, a cardiac electrophysiologist at Albany Medical Center, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Joining us for this Food Friday are Linda Kindlon and Justin Cary of Bake For You. Established in 2009 in Albany, the company is moving to Slingerlands, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman back to Vox Pop to field all of your astronomy-related questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Avian expert Rich Guthrie has returned to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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