David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(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.

(Airs 6/25 & 6/26/17) 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 Communications at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a critical letter from a listener about how the media does choose what to air and what not to air, whether there are good stories that should air, but don’t, whether the news business is unfair to journalists with children, and much more.

(Airs 6/23/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Both houses of the legislature adjourn for the 2017 session with many issues unresolved, our political observer Alan Chartock  shares his thoughts on the politics of the end of session, and already dealing with a PFOA contaminated state superfund site, the Village of Hoosick Falls may add other locations to the list.

(Airs 6/22/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company.

(Airs 6/18 & 6/19/17) 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about Fox News and their new slogan, blaming the media for the Alexandria VA shootings, whether Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should air, and much more.

WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump blasting the Special Prosecutor over news stories that he is investigating the President for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issuing a statement asking Americans to be wary of anonymous sources, Vice President Mike Pence hiring a lawyer , and Governor Cuomo nominates a veteran judge to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast

Today/Friday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Jay Inslee

AP-Sports Right Now

BASEBALL-CONGRESSIONAL GAME

Dems win with Scalise on minds of players

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record crowd of almost 25,000 came to Nationals Park to watch the Democrats beat the Republicans, 11-2 in the annual Congressional Baseball game.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jeanne Hunter, former Publicist, WAMC Board Member and Essayist. Alan talks with Jeanne about her new memoir Where Has The Evening Gone?

(Airs 6/15/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accusations fly as legislative leaders dig in on the remaining issues in the 2017 leg session, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Kolb, and A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties at its members receives funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity.

WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Washington Post story that the Special Prosecutor is investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, a new AP poll finds a majority of Americans think the President interfered in the investigation, and much more.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

Jim Kevlin, Editor & Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a new proposed Solar Farm and the issues surrounding it.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds with low humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Jumpy News

AP-Sports Right Now

CONGRESSMAN SHOT-THE GAME

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual Congressional Baseball Game will be played on Thursday at Nationals Park as scheduled despite Wednesday's shooting at the Republican squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will go on.

The game dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, benefiting several charities.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony yesterday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, whether President Trump will eventually claim Executive Privlege, and NBC's Megyn Kelly is critized for an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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