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
9:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Panel

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

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty At Proctors Through 10/20

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.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Panel

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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

9/13/13 - Panel

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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

9/12/13 - Panel

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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

9/11/13 - Panel

  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

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Book Picks - The Bookstore

      Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno
Someone: A Novel by Alice McDermott
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
Emily & Herman: A Literary Romance by John J. Healey
The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum by Thomas Cathcart
Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food by Christopher Boffoli

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

9/10/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
Latest on Syria
Primary Day
China Internet Freedom
Happy Countries

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

9/9/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf.

WAMC's Pete Seeger concert in Peekskill
Syria
DiBlasio (NY Times)
College bubble bursting (Times Union)

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

8/21/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Schenectady church group headed to Washington DC to commemorate anniversary of King's dream speech
Syria
Obama/Fracking
Non-profits/Disclosure
Dempster vs A-ROD (WAMC News Director, Ian Pickus, joins panel)

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