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A baby osprey peeking out of its nest.
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It's another birding show with our avian expert Rich Guthrie! 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.

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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.

Today on the show, we have two construction specialists ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions: Darren Tracy and Steven Engelhart. WAMC's Ray Graf 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.

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.

A picture of flowers and a butterfly.
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Our expert gardeners are back! On the show today, Bob Graves, a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York and Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


  Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen in Albany, NY joins Food Friday to discuss soul food and Southern cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

a computer screen with a lock
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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. 

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.

Dr. Doug Tumen
Hudson Valley Foot Associates

Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates joins Medical Monday to discuss podiatry and podiatric surgery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


Today we have two of our science experts on the line to answer your questions: Barbara Brabetz and Jim Pickett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Oscar Williams
Courtesy of UAlbany

Dr. Oscar Williams is a Professor of Africana Studies at UAlbany. He is on the line today to discuss the history of civil rights and answer your questions about how history relates to the recent protests. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Jason Kirby
Courtesy of St. Peter's Health Partners

Joining us on the line for Medical Monday is Dr. Jason Kirby of St. Peter’s Health Partners ready to discuss addiction and recovery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ric Orlando on Food Friday
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Chef Ric Orlando is on the line to talk delicious take-out foods we can all enjoy during the pandemic shutdown. WAMC's Jackie Orchard hosts. 

Astronomers Bob Berman and Valerie Rapson are on the line to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Gordon Fricke's 1965 Buick Riviera
Courtesy of 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.

Renata Lewis is with Keller Williams Capital District and also leads the Renata V. Lewis Team. She is a go-to source for real estate industry advice. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

hands planting plants with gloves on

On this spring edition of the Vox Pop gardening show we welcome two guests - gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

Deanna Fox is an award-winning food and agriculture journalist who writes for the Times Union, The Daily Gazette, USA Today, The Washington Post, Beer Advocate, Eater, The Kitchn and many more. She is also the owner of Albany Cooking School, which hosts cooking classes inside of Different Drummer's Kitchen in Albany, NY. 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.

white fluffy dog in the woods
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

two birds on a branch
Courtesy of Wild Birds Unlimited

Today Ray Graf talks birds with Vox Pop favorite Rich Guthrie.

Dr. Robert Sax
Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

On this week's Medical Monday Ray Graf talks eye care with Dr. Robert Sax. Dr. Sax is a retinal specialist with Albany-Troy Cataract and Laser Associates.

Rocco DeFazio
Facebook: DeFazio's Pizzeria

It's pizza time! Rocco DeFazio, owner of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy is here to answer your questions.

Producer Jackie Orchard's dog Zero enjoying a hike in the Adirondacks.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

money in a wallet
WAMC file photo

Judy Cahee and Jim Lozano join us today from BST Financial Advising to answer your COVID-19 loan questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

tin of cookies
Courtesy of Brimstone Bakery

Brimston Bakery's Anthony Leberto joins us today to talk recipes and answer your baking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.