David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 8/27/17 @ 2p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: officials in NY and several states call for the removal of statues and monuments and other symbols associated with the Confederate States Of America, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor shooting down NYC Mayor de Blasio’s millionaires’ tax plan to fund the MTA, and school children in the state see their common core related test scores inching up.

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

(Airs 8/18 & 8/19/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a listener letter asking about press coverage of white supremacists, a study on diversity in newsrooms which says it has been bad for decades and it probably won’t get better, and much more.

(Airs 8/20/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on growing pressure for a group of breakaway Democrats in the state senate to reunite with mainstream Democrats, and over 60 million dollars in grants will support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state.

(Airs 8/17 & 8/19) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 8/13 & 8/14/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a listener letter asking why it took so long for the media to report on Paul Manafort’s house being raided by the FBI, Attorney General Sessions cracks down on leaks, the definition of investigative reporting, and much more.

(Airs 8/13/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take you to a workforce forum hosted by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a possible challenge to Governor Cuomo from actress Cynthia Nixon, and New York State Senate Leader Flanagan is praised for publicly admitting a substance abuse problem.

(Airs 8/10/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Steve Villano, former head of NY Governor Mario Cuomo's New York City press office and author of the new book Tightrope: Balancing Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother.

(Airs 8/10/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Richard Marowitz, a Jewish soldier in WWII who found Hitler's Hat in the German dictator's Munich apartment.

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Spies on Castle Rock by Justin and Gary Van Riper
Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart
What's Below? by Clive Gifford and Kate McLelland

8/8/17 Panel

Aug 8, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and Publisher of Empire Report J.P. Miller.

8/7/17 Panel

Aug 7, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois.

(Airs 8/06 & 8/07/17)  The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about Anthony Scaramucci’s profane interview with the New Yorker, and what reporters consider on and off the record, Politico humiliates The Wall Street Journal by publishing its Trump transcript, press freedom groups tell Capitol Hill cops to stop interfering with photojournalists, and male and female journalists still aren’t paid the same.

(Airs 8/6/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Assembly Speaker Heastie tours North Country manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two potential challengers to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer calls for the federal gov’t to help in the battle against insect-borne disease.

(Airs 8/3/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.

(Airs 7/30 & 7/31) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about a new poll that finds 45 % of Republicans believe the government and the courts should be able to take action against ‘biased’ news media, why many broadcasters to provide attribution for the newspaper stories they read over the air, and first, Trump appointed a new White House communications director. Then, Sean Spicer resigned, and much more.

(Airs 7/30/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo announces a series of efforts to expand voter registration, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about a new report on Governor Cuomo’s top campaign contributors, and New York’s DEC announces several fish advisories.

(Airs 7/27/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Mahoney, a reporter for Politico, New York.

(Airs 7/23 & 7/24/17)  The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about President Trump’s cordial interview with the New York Times, should the press ‘always’ cover certain stories, sharing of resources among different media organizations is becoming commonplace, and much more.

(Airs 7/23/17 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: While being mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate in 2020, Governor Cuomo has more immediate obstacles facing his 2018 re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s dipping poll numbers, and we’ll take you to Saratoga Springs where ICE arrests force a discussion about immigration.

(Airs 7/20/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group or NYPIRG.

(Airs 7/20/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Western Massachusetts Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds.

(Airs 7/9 & 7/10/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about media coverage of New Jersey Governor Christie and “Beach Gate,” President Trump’s fight with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and an allegation of collusion with the National Enquirer, and much more.

(Airs 7/7/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and other state politicians are wary of holding a constitutional convention, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on federal prosecutors calling for two upstate corruption trials for aides to Governor Cuomo, and we’ll look at how ride hailing services have been doing upstate in NY’s Hudson Valley.

(Airs 7/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

An encore 2011 Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Dr. Christopher Breiseth discuss FDR's Four Freedoms Speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to  hear the speech as it was delivered on January 6th, 1941.

(Airs 6/30/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state legislature meets in a special session to decide on outstanding issues including Mayoral Control of NYC schools, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s special session, and we take a look back two years ago to the prison break at Dannemora.

(Airs 6/29/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York state Republican Party.

(Airs 6/29/17 @ 1 .m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. James Birge, President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses news from around the region and nation.

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