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."

Ways to Connect

10/29/14 Panel

Oct 29, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ebola
NASA
White House Hacking
FBI

Metroland 10/2/14

Oct 2, 2014

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

10/2/14 Panel

Oct 2, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Secret Service chief resigns
EBOLA fears in Texas
Hong Kong
Turkey

10/1/14 Panel

Oct 1, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Ebola in the US
Secret Service and White House
Ken Lovett exclusive on Cuomo/Ethics panel
Drones

  This week in our Ideas Matter segment, we are joined by representatives from The Vermont Humanities Council to discuss their Fall conference which is entitled: A Fire Never Extinguished; How the Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America.

9/26/14 Panel

Sep 26, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. WAMC New Director, Ian Pickus also joins for part of today's conversation.

Topics include:
Eric Holder
Subway terror plot?
FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
Derek Jeter
Property tax cap upheld

9/24/14 Panel

Sep 24, 2014

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Obama on ISIS
Ebola CDC Prediction
Climate Change/Obama UN

8/29/14 Panel

Aug 29, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ukraine Update
President Obama on Syria
Hackers, Russian and otherwise
24/7 Email

8/22/14 Panel

Aug 22, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor, Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include:
ISIS
Ferguson
Bank of America settlement

8/21/14 Panel

Aug 21, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Obama reacts to beheading/ISIL
U.S. Tried to rescue Foley
Slow going in Ferguson
Teachout stays
American Ebola doc to be released
Common Core losing ground in U.S.?

8/20/14 Panel

Aug 20, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, NYPIRG Legislative Director Blair Horner, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ferguson
ISIS beheads U.S. Journalist
Battle over redistricting in NY
Common Core losing ground in U.S.?

8/19/14 Panel

Aug 19, 2014

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

Topics include:
Jim Jeffords Dies at 80
Ferguson
Glens Falls Civic Center
Mail carriers at risk
The Cost of Raising A Child

8/18/14 Panel

Aug 18, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor, Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include:
Ferguson
Rick Perry
Governor Cuomo back from Israel
Schenectady Shelter scrutinized
Obama v. Media

7/29/14 Panel

Jul 29, 2014

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

7/2/14 Panel

Jul 2, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, and Executive Editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Ukraine
US Out of FIFA World Cup
Cannibal cop case blurs the line between fantasy and reality
Libous indictment
Bubble about to burst?

Upstate Artists Guild

May 30, 2014

    

  The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Their mission is to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions, lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.

5/30/14 Panel

May 30, 2014

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Working Families Party
Deval Patrick
Veteran's Affairs
First Lady's School Lunch Plan Setback
Clippers sold

    

  On the evening of June 7th, two modern dance companies will share the stage at the McKenna Theater at SUNY New Paltz in a program entitled “Welcome to the World” -- featuring groundbreaking choreography and a celebration of the human spirit.

Figures in Flight 4, a professional youth dance company made up of high school students from the Hudson Valley will be joined by Figures in Flight Released, a group of adult men whose dance training began through a rehabilitation program in prison. In spite of their obvious differences in race, age, and background, these two groups share something that shines through on stage and in rehearsal: a love of dance, and a commitment to mutual respect between people of all kinds.

They also share a dance teacher and choreographer. Both companies are being presented under the direction of renowned dance educator and artistic director Susan Slotnick.

Susan joins us now along with Charles Defraia, a promoter, fundraiser, and the father of a Figures in Flight 4 dancer.

5/29/14 Panel

May 29, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Kingston Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Editor of the Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Defense Policy reset?
Ukraine
Veterans Affairs
Liberals v. Cuomo
Daily Gazette stories

5/28/14 Panel

May 28, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and University at Albany Journalism Professor and investigative reporter Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Albany Bear
President Obama’s West Point address
Holder - Reporter Leaks
NY Assembly Backs Use of Marijuana for Illnesses
Joe Bruno returns to public life

4/30/14 Panel

Apr 30, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Steven Gottlieb – the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

4/25/14 Panel

Apr 25, 2014

    

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

4/24/14 Panel

Apr 24, 2014

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

Topics include:
Net Neutrality
Georgia Guns
Exercise-related fatigue
Face recognition
TU Stories

4/23/14 Panel

Apr 23, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and Daily Gazette Editor, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Affirmative Action
Aereo
Pujols
Sherpa Strike
NYPD Twitter
Political Demographics

    

  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.

4/18/14 Panel

Apr 18, 2014

    

  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

Metroland 4/17/14

Apr 17, 2014

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

4/17/14 Panel

Apr 17, 2014

    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

4/16/14 Panel

Apr 16, 2014

    

  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

    

  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

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