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.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, Oct. 21
No show: WAMC Fund Drive

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Birding with Rich Guthrie

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Computers with Tony Yang and Mark Bogossian

Thursday, Oct. 24
Gardening with Greg Ward, Fred Breglia and Bob Graves

Friday, Oct. 25
Food Friday: Halloween candy with Uncle Sam's Candy and Krause's Homemade Candy

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We can't imagine a better way to celebrate the successful WAMC Fall Fund Drive than to talk birds with Vox Pop favorite Rich Guthrie. He joins WAMC's Ray Graf for today's show.

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Today on Food Friday we welcome Al Sax of the Franklin County Cider Days and Steve Gougeon of Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery in Ashfield, MA to discuss apples and cider. 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.

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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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Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and sports cards. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Diana Page
Ellis Medical Group

Dr. Diana Page of Ellis Medical Group joins Medical Monday to discuss ear, nose and throat care. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today on Food Friday, we welcome some of the participants of the upcoming Saratoga International Flavorfeast. Tim James is with Peabody's, Dave Zuka is with Ravenous, Zouhir Lian and Michelle are with Falafel Den and Joe Krison is with Three Vines Bistro. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Bob Canterbury and Jillian Breck of the accounting, tax and adivsory firm BST join Vox Pop to answer your retirement planning questions. 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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If you're looking to plan a fall getaway, Jean Gagnon, president of Plaza Travel Center in Latham, New York, joins Vox Pop to answer your travel questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Ami Negandhi
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Today on Medical Monday, Dr. Ami Negandhi of New York Oncology joins the show to discuss breast cancer treatment. A board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Negandhi currently sees patients at NYOH’s office at Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today on Food Friday we welcome the folks taking part in the Halal Food and Family Festival on Oct. 19 in Albany, NY. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Vox Pop veteran Bob Berman is joined by Valerie Rapson of The Dudley Observatory for this astronomy edition of the show. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Rich Guthrie returns to Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Architectural engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is in the studio today to answer your home improvement questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Vincent Carsillo
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Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians joins Medical Monday to discuss internal medicine and nephrology. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Pull up a seat and raise a glass for this Oktoberfest edition of Food Friday. Joining us for today's program are Helen McIntosh and Steve Rose of Wolff's Biergarten. They are to discuss German beer and food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Our expert gardeners are back in the Vox Pop studio for the first gardening show of the fall and they are ready 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.

Dr. Katie Lewis
Austen Riggs Center

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Joining Vox Pop to discuss suicide prevention is Dr. Katie Lewis of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Are you buying or selling a home? We have two real estate professionals in the studio with us today to answer your questions. Alex Monticello of Monticello Real Estate joins Renata Lewis of Keller Williams Capital District and the Renata V. Lewis Team. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Matthew Sonagere
St. Peter's Health Partners

Dr. Matthew Sonagere of Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, New York joins Medical Monday to discuss stroke rehabilitation. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Jim Levulis

Today on Food Friday we explore the wide and wonderful world of cheese with Brian Schlatter of Old Chatham Creamery in Old Chatham, NY and Joyce Henion Acorn Hill Farm in Kerhonkson, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Yang of Gig Computers and Mark Bogossian of Castle Mac Service join Vox Pop to answer your computer questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna. 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. Julie Morison
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Dr. Julie Morison of HPA/Livewell joins Medical Monday to discuss eating disorders and answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we explore Armenian cuisine with two folks from the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy, NY. Antranig Karageozian and Sonya Sukljian join WAMC's Ray Graf.

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

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Rich Guthrie and Kathryn Schneider of the New York State Ornithological Association join Vox Pop to answer your birding questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

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