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

4/15/14 Panel

Apr 15, 2014

    

  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

4/14/14 Panel

Apr 14, 2014

    

  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

4/2/14 Panel

Apr 2, 2014

    

  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

3/26/14 Panel

Mar 26, 2014

    

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

3/17/14 Panel

Mar 17, 2014

    

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

Topics include:
Crimea/Ukraine
Flight 370
Plea Deal in Army Sex Case
Obama = trouble for Dems?
TU Stories

3/14/14 Panel

Mar 14, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Associate Editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Ukraine
Missing Flight 370
Mortgage Fraud
TU Stories

3/7/14 Panel

Mar 7, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Jimmy Vielkind, Chief of Capital New York’s Albany Bureau.

Topics include:
Ukraine/Crimea
Military sex assault bill
Boyland convicted
Cuomo v. DeBlasio
Astorino

2/26/14 Panel

Feb 26, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Associate Editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Super HyrdoCodone / FDA approval
GOP Tax Plan
Controversial Fertility Option

   We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight the Connecticut Humanities Council and talk about the idea of public commemoration and lessons of history.

Our guest is Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Author, public historian, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, Chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission and trustee of Connecticut Humanities.

1/17/14 Panel

Jan 17, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick, and Assocaite Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain. Ray Graf hosts.

Criminal spies: Target
Government Spies: NSA
Budget
Case of the flu is on the rise
The state's most financially stressed districts
Christie
Baseball Replay expanded

Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association joined WAMC's Midday Magazine to discuss the education plans unveiled in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address last week.

12/30/13 Panel

Dec 30, 2013

    

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

Topics include:
Red V. Blue
Russian Bombing - Olympic Fears
Holiday Dieting
Hall of Fame Voting

12/26/13 Panel

Dec 26, 2013

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
War without end
Do-Nothing Congress
ABSCAM/American Hustle
College Costs
Exercise

12/16/13 Panel

Dec 16, 2013

  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:
Non-Political Homework?
Sheriffs and new gun laws
Polygamy law weakened
Time Warner drops New England News Network
Saudi Prince Criticizes Obama Administration, Citing Indecision in Mideast

    Hammertown Barn is a popular lifestyle store with locations in Pine Plains and Rhinebeck, NY and Great Barrington, MA. In Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country, design expert Joan Osofsky of Hammertown Barn, shares her in-depth knowledge on stylish modern country living with a collection of creative ideas and real-life tips for making your home warm and welcoming.

Joan and her co-author, Abby Adams, will sign copies of their book at Oblong Books & Music in Millerton, NY tomorrow beginning at 4pm.

12/13/13 Panel

Dec 13, 2013

  Today's panelists are University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

12/12/13 Panel

Dec 12, 2013

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

Topics include:
House expected to approve budget
Republicans split on budget
Suspension of aid in Syria
JP Morgan/Madoff
Weed? Oui!
Fun at work?

12/11/13 Panel

Dec 11, 2013

  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:
Budget Agreement
Reporter Will Not Have To Testify In Colorado Shootings
Cuomo’s Tax Commission
Relevance of Machiavelli
Proton-pump Inhibitors and Dementia

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.

This Sunday, December 15th at 3pm, The Octavo Singers will present Handel’s Messiah at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.

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

List:
Kids Books + Audio Books
Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg
Come Back, Moon by David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas and Chris Raschka
Danny The Champion of The World by Roald Dahl

12/10/13 Panel

Dec 10, 2013

  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:
Tech Giants call for surveillance limits
Putin tightens control of media
Satanists want statue next to 10 Commandments in Oklahoma

12/9/13 Panel

Dec 9, 2013

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

Topics include:
Air Pollution Over State Lines
$15,000 Sponsorships to Meet With Public Officials
Tech and Anti-Snooping

11/6/13 Panel

Nov 6, 2013

Today's panelists are Capitol New York Senior Reporter Jimmy Vielkind and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf moderates. They'll discuss election results.

10/30/13 Panel

Oct 30, 2013

Today's panelists are Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain and Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose, and WAMC's David Guistina. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Casinos
Surveillance
Healthcare Website
Ethics Hiring
World Series

Matthew Bourne, the world’s most successful dance choreographer, and his company New Adventures, are bringing their spectacular and lavish UK production of Sleeping Beauty to a mere seven US cities -- and one of them is Schenectady – where the show will run at Proctors through the 20th of this month.

With Sleeping Beauty, Bourne returns to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and continued in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. In this Sleeping Beauty, the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.

We are joined by dancers, Hannah Vassalo and Christopher Marney. Hannah dances the role of Princess Aurora, and Christopher is the associate choreographer and dances the role of Count Lilac.

10/16/13 Panel

Oct 16, 2013

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

Topics include:
Government Shutdown
Impeach Obama?
Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA gas emissions rule
Stripping as art?
Moreland Panel
Belafonte sues King Heirs

9/13/13 - Panel

Sep 13, 2013

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Syria update
Government defines “journalist”?
NYC Religious Profiling case

9/12/13 - Panel

Sep 12, 2013

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and University at Albany Journalism Professor, Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Syria
Emotional intelligence taught?
The widening gulf between rich and poor

9/11/13 - Panel

Sep 11, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Ray Graf.

Topics:
Syria NYC Primaries
9/11 - 12 Years On
The Widening Gulf Between Rich and Poor

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