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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 17

Medical Monday: Dentistry With Dr. Yaman Kana of Community Health Programs

Tuesday, May 18

Computers With Tony Yang

Wednesday, May 19

Science Forum

Thursday, May 20

Pets And Vets With Dr. Ron Scharf

Friday, May 21

Food Friday: Cooking With Deanna Fox

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. 

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. 

Today we talk pulmonology with Dr. Nagendra Madisi of Albany Medical Center. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio with her Baked Alaska dish.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we are baking with Gail Sokol! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Red kia soul with hood popped.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's another car repair and maintenance show with expert Gordon Fricke! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

The silhouette of a humming bird against a blue and gray cloudy sky as the sun goes down.
Allison Dunne / WAMC

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

It's Dentistry today with Dr. David Mitola of Mitola Family Dentistry in Cohoes, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Photograph of a purported UFO in Passaic, New Jersey, taken on July 31, 1952
George Stock [4], Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In 2017, news organizations released leaked Navy footage that seemed to show unidentified aircraft performing physics-defying maneuvers. Last year, the Pentagon confirmed that the footage was real. Now, scientists and lawmakers are calling for answers. 

Today, we talk about current UFO (now known as UAP) research - with SUNY Physics Professor Dr. Kevin Knuth.

Dr. Knuth has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give over 80 presentations in 14 countries. 

WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

An apple watch on top of an iphone on top of a 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. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The top of Sleeping Beauty Mountain with a frozen bent tree in the sunlight, January 2020.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today meteorologist Jason Gough is ready to answer your weather questions. Formerly of News Channel 13 in Albany, Jason now runs a forecasting website at jasonsweather.com.

Founder and CEO of Synergy Fitness, Bryan Nunziato and nutritionist Amber Fetzer
Photos provided by Synergy Fitness.

Today we discuss fitness goals that you may have made as your New Year's resolutions! We welcome Founder and CEO of Synergy Fitness, Bryan Nunziato and nutritionist Amber Fetzer. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's the gardening show today with Bob Graves and Greg Ward! WAMC's Jackie Orchard hosts. 

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins, left, and Saratoga Co. Sheriff Michael Zurlo.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

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

It's the copyright forum today! Paul Rapp is an intellectual property lawyer and writer who represents musicians, writers, and fine artists. Bill Westwood is one of the country's leading medical illustrators. If you have a question about copyrighting your work - give us a call!