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

4/24/14 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

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

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