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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, March 8

Medical Monday: Gastroenterologist Dr. Nour Parsa of Albany Medical Center

Tuesday, March 9

Weather With Jason Gough

Wednesday, March 10

"Life On The Road" With Tony Levin

Thursday, March 11

Physical Therapy With Matthew Goodemote

Friday, March 12

Food Friday: Irish Foods With Irish American Heritage Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Stack And Caroline Stark

Dr. Nour Parsa joins us for this gastroenterology episode! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hattie's Chicken Shack

It's all about grilling and frying on today's Food Friday! Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant and Hattie's Chicken Shack and Deanna Fox join us to answer all of your cooking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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

Tony Yang joins us today to answer your computer questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Moreau Lake State Park - Milky Way
Dave Hall and Bruce Oudekerk

Today we talk astronomy with Doctor Valerie Rapson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY Oneonta. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts! 

Cardinal on a pine branch.
Pat Bradley / WAMC

Rich Guthrie and Julie Hart join us to talk birds today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. David Veltre, a hand and upper extremity specialist at SVMC joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Deanna Fox joins us today to answer all your cooking and baking questions, and offer some recipes for winter soups! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Paul Gallo

Are looking to make some improvements around the house? Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions.

Gardening 2/24/21

Feb 24, 2021
three house plants in a window
Matt Burton

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

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

Dr. Tia Olds is an African American woman and in this photo is wearing a bright red shirt

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Tia Olds, a board-certified radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Albany and Amsterdam. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Linda Kindlon of "Bake For You" joins us today to answer your baking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Joining us on the line is virologist Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and he is ready to take your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the virus in general.

Sarah LaDuke's dog Doritos on a recent winter day.
Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

  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 copyright forum today! Paul Rapp and Polly Law join us to answer your 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 today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

We are baking today with the Ambassador of Flour and sustainable grans - Amy Halloran! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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

Milky Way from Ionia, NY
Nick Lamendola

Today we talk astronomy with Dr. Valerie Rapson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY Oneonta. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A baby osprey peeking out of its nest.
Pat Bradley / WAMC

It's another birding show with our avian expert Rich Guthrie! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Stephen Alsdorf, an internal medicine family practitioner joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Ric Orlando on Food Friday
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we welcome back Chef Ric Orlando - owner of Ric-ter Scale Brand and Flavor Maker Spices. He joins us to answer your cooking questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

house plants under grow lights
Matt Burton

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

We talk plumbing maintenance and repairs today on the show with Alan Ayers! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

https://www.rawpixel.com/image/421800/free-photo-image-solar-panels-wind-turbine-windmill / Carol M. Highsmith

Here to answer your climate change questions we have expert Dan Delurey, Senior Fellow for Energy & Climate at Vermont Law School. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Jonathan Huz
Provided by Retina Consultants

Joining us for Medical Monday is Dr. Jonathan Huz, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Albany Medical College who practices at retina consultants in Slingerlands, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we welcome Holly Shelowitz of Nourishing Wisdom who is here to discuss immune boosting foods with us today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A cartoon rendition of a woman in a white lab coat looking through a microscope.

It's the Science Forum today with Barb Brabetz and Ed Stander. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joe_Biden_kickoff_rally_May_2019.jpg / Michael Stokes

Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, WAMC's Ray Graf and Alan Chartock take your calls and field your reactions!

It's time to get some financial advice from the folks at BST Financial again! Judy Cahee and Bob Canterbury join us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.