Ray Graf

News Anchor, Host of Vox Pop, and Web Content Manager

In his nearly 25 year radio career, Ray Graf has done it all. At one time or another he worked as an overnight board operator, a commercial copywriter, a reporter and a voiceover announcer. For several years - a lifetime ago - he was a morning drive disc jockey.   Graf has been a member of the WAMC News team for 16 years. These days, he finds himself as The Roundtable's news anchor, panelist- and occasional guest host for Joe Donahue. "Radio news is not always easy," said Graf of his most recent radio vocation, "but it's not nearly as difficult as spinning a Michael Bolton record at 5:45 in the morning and pretending you're happy about it."

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down

    

  It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the New York Council for the Humanities.

There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called Serving: Standing Down. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

4/18/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
South Korean Ferry Disaster
Ukraine
Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Metroland 4/17/14

      Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Ukraine
Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA
NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees
Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years
TU Stories
Union Hockey Celebration

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
NYPD Muslim Squad disbanded
Al Qaeda comeback?
Terror Hoaxes
Ukraine
Cuomo signs Popular Vote Compact
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore

    

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
Book from the Ground by Xu Bing (also, The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground' edited by Mathieu Borysevicz)
The Galapagos: A Natural History by Henry Nicholls
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker
Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

4/15/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Spring flooding
Ukraine
Middle East
Pulitzer
TU Stories

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Shootings at Jewish Centers in Kansas
Ukraine
Fed Government pulls back in land dispute
NY on the economic upswing?
NSA

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

4/2/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and chief of Capital New York's Albany bureau, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
GM
Obamacare
Ryan cuts everything
Cuomo/Lawmakers’ victory lap
Deblasio v Cuomo
Gun Rally

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

3/26/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

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