Ray Graf

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

In a radio career that has spanned over 25 years, 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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Our listeners weigh in on what turned out to be a very eventful week in the news. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

The WAMC Listener Comment Line is a toll-free call, 24 hours a day.  1-800-695-9170.

UPDATE**** 3:05pm.   WAMC stream is back up. We are still making some audio adjustments. WAMC HD2 is projected to be back up and running by 4:30pm.

WAMC and WAMC HD2 audio streams will go silent today at 1pm for scheduled maintenance.  We intend for this to be a brief outage and to restore audio streaming by the 2pm start of Vox Pop Medical Monday. 

    Today we speak with Sally Roesch Wagner, the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which is partnering with the New York Council for the Humanities to planning a number of programs and events celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, which we will celebrate in 2017.

Next week, the Gage Foundation, New York Council, and other partners will be in Albany to talk to lawmakers about their plans for the celebration.

3/6/15 Panel

Mar 6, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include: 50th Anniversary of Selma; ISIS/Iran; Delta flight goes off runway at LaGuardia; Harrison Ford's plane crash; Ringling Bros. to retire elephants; Daylight savings time and heart attack risk.

Metroland 3/5/15

Mar 5, 2015

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

3/5/15 Panel

Mar 5, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include: Police discrimination in Ferguson, MI; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked; Boston Marathon Bombing trial; Hillary Clinton's email usage.

3/4/15 Panel

Mar 4, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include: Netanyahu's address to congress; Obamacare goes to Supreme Court; Hillary Clinton's email usage; Harsher penalties for New York’s Drivers; Petraeus reaches Plea Deal.

12/31/14 Panel

Dec 31, 2014

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and Ray Graf talk about the year's biggest news stories.

12/17/14 Panel

Dec 17, 2014

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

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

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Unbroken (Adapted for Childrenn and Young Adults) by Laura Hillenbrand
Rain/Reign by Ann M. Martin
Robert Moses - The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez
Voyage by Billy Collins with Illustrations by Karen Romagna
Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Food edited by Aaron Rezny & Jordan Schaps with An Introduction By Joan Rivers
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
Jerry Lee Lewis - His Own Story by Rick Bragg
Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

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