David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 5/14 & 5/15/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. This week the Media Project is in front of a live audience at the new Hearst Media Center at the Times Union Newspaper in Colonie New York. It also marks the last Media Project appearance by Rosemary Armao who leaves for an investigative journalism teaching position in Jordan.

(Airs 5/12/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: fixing problems with economic development contracts remains as one of the top issues left before the legislature’s summer adjournment, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State Comptroller Dinapoli, and two NY House Republicans face questions from constituents over their votes on the American Health Care Act.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

(5/7 & 5/8/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. This week they talk about The U.S. ranking 43rd in the world on Press Freedom, The New York Times hires a conservative columnist, whether the Press self corrects, and much more.

(5/5/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Millions rally nationwide for worker and immigrant rights on May Day, we’ll take you to a rally in Albany, NY’s education commissioner releases a new report on state-specific learning standards, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Governor Cuomo suggesting that an all Democratic legislature doesn’t work well together.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York, an online aggregator of New York State news.

Today at 1 o’clock, A WAMC Conversation at the Linda about reconciliation as a key to societal healing.  Deputy Director for External Relations for The Rockefeller Institue, Bob Bullock, moderates the discussion between New York Congressman Paul Tonko, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, and Dr. Mussarat Chaudhry, co-members of the new Capitol District Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaaam/Sholam, a grassroots organization that bring together Muslim and Jewish women.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a vote on a healthcare bill to repeal Obamacare expected in the House today, FBI Director James Comey tells Senators he feels 'mildly nauseous' over the idea that he swayed the election, President Trump makes his first trip back to New York today, and more.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds today.  Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

Thickening clouds tonight.  Rain moves in after Midnight and toward sunrise. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

Rain tomorrow.  Breezy and cool. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

AP-Sports Right Now/2384
Update on the latest in sports:

NBA PLAYOFFS-ROCKETS-SPURS

Spurs rebound to beat Rockets 121-96, but lose Parker

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday night and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the alleged Russian connection to the Trump Administration and Michael Flynn becoming a possible scapegoat in the investigation, former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton makes some of her most candid remarks about President Trump, FBI Director James Comey, and her own responsibility in her failed election bid, and Late Night Host Jimmy Kimmel's emotional speech about his sons's congenital heart disease surgery, pre-existing conditions, and why Democrats and Republicans she be able to agree that a national healthcare plan should cover pre-existing conditions.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers your WAMC regional weather forecast:

Mostly cloudy, windy and cool with a passing shower today. Some late day sun.  Highs in the mid to upper 50's.
Clear and chilly tonight.  Lows in the mid to upper 30's.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

AP-Sports Right Now/1845
Update on the latest in sports:

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

Thomas torches Wizards as Celtics go up 2-0...Warriors take opener

UNDATED (AP) — What does Isaiah Thomas do following two days of dental procedures? How about a 53-point effort that led the Boston Celtics to a two-games-to-none lead in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

(Airs 4/30 & 5/01/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. This week features a special live Media Project at WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, The Linda, in Albany, NY. The discussion centers around the theme of reconciliation and the Media’s role in dealing with issues like fake news, how companies like Amazon and Google can help journalism in the U.S., the media now cooperates more with their competitors, and much more.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Kris Fowler of the Fresh Air Fund about the need for upstate families to help host children from New York City that range in age from 7-12 years old.

(Airs 4/17/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley of The New York Times.

(Airs 4/23 & 4/24/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the firing of Bill O’Reilly and its implications for Fox News, Out of 47 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed, whether the photos of Syria’s dead children is a form of propaganda, and much more.

(4/21/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we look at whether the passage of the state budget means the end of the legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s reaction to a NY Times editorial criticizing his free college tuition plan, and as some communities around the state become sanctuary cities, Schenectady appears to be distancing itself from that label.

(Air 4/20/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(4/20/17) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

(Airs 4/16 & 4/17/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the United Airlines viral video and whether the United passenger’s ‘troubled past’ was newsworthy, Bill O’Reilly’s on vacation, but will he return to Fox after sexual harassment claims/settlements get him in hot water, the Pulitzer Prize awards and how they show that layoffs haven’t sapped the heart of local news, and more.

(Airs 4/14/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The 153 $Billion New York State Budget passed this week and good government groups are weighing in, we’ll take you to Buffalo where Governor Cuomo touted the state budget and more investment in Western New York, and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why Ethics Reform did not make the budget.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Party Chair Ed Cox.

(Airs 4/9 & 4/10/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly, President Trump and U.S. libel law, a new Pew Research survey finds new Pew Research survey finds ‘Important political news’ is a casualty of the Trump-media feud, and much more.

(Airs 4/7/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State budget negotiations collapse and Governor Cuomo explains why, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics of the late budget, and activists rally in Albany in support of a bill to create a universal, publicly funded health insurance plan for the state.

(Airs 4/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Casey Seiler, State Editor and Albany Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

After his recent death, we present an encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Joseph Persico about his book - Roosevelt's Centurions.

(Airs 4/02 & 4/03/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about political bias and sexism in the media.

(Airs 3/31/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state budget is due but it’s the federal budget in Washington that Governor Cuomo warns might impact money for schools in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the budget wrangling this week, and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman responds to President Trump’s Executive Order to roll back the Clean Power Plan.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts with WAMC's David Guistina on Michael Flynn offering to testify in the Russion Inquiry but says he wants immunity, Vice President Pence casting the tie breaking vote in the Senate on  a bill  giving states permission to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, and two White House officials helped provide Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with reports that showed incidental surveillance of the Trump team.

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