David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 3/25 & 3/26/18) 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, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about a Fox News analyst who blasted the network as a 'propaganda machine' while announcing his departure, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CNN’s Chris Cuomo are about to face off at 9 p.m., Poynter receives $3 million from Google to lead program teaching teens to tell fact from fiction online, the problem with news aggregators and more.

(Airs 3/23/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Actress and Education Advocate Cynthia Nixon launches her campaign for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Nixon and her chances of winning a Democratic primary, and Senator Schumer comes to Albany to push his infrastructure proposal.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, about the continuing controversy surrounding The Berkshire Museum's attempt to sell art from its collection.  They also discuss North Adams' new grant to revitalize Eagle Street.

(Airs 3/22/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra.  Joel Giambra is a Republican hopeful for governor who did not receive the party's nomination and is now seeking the Reform Party nomination for governor of New York.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of AllOtsego.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman's Journal, about the Common Council in Oneonta, which is working to curb drinking at off-campus fraternities.  The two also discuss the election of Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch.

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about former Eric County Executive Joel Giambra blaming the Conservative Party in New York for not receiving its backing for governor.  The two also discuss new Siena Research Institute polls.

(Airs 3/18 & 3/19/18) 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, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Dr. Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about a listener letter from Rosemary Armao about the dangers of Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to foreign investigative journalists, TV economist Larry Kudlow to become President Trump’s chief economic adviser, CNN’s Chris Cuomo being moved to prime time and the implication if his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, eventually runs for President in 2020.

(Airs 3/16/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco is found guilty of bribery and conspiracy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the verdict and its impact on the Governor, and we’ll take you the Columbia High School where students organized an assembly as part of nat’l school walkout day.

(Airs 3/15/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families party.

(Airs 3/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with David Yellen, The fourth President of Marist College.

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Judy Patrick, Editor of The Daily Gazette, talks with WAMC's David Guistina about the planned student walkouts in the area.  The "We Rise:  A Right To Safety" movement will take place at schools across the nation today to show solidarity with the victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about a viral video of police, which is causing outrage. They also discuss the sentencing of Johnny Oquendo.  Oquendo was convicted of the 2015 murder of his stepdaughter Noel Alkaramla.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, about Cynthia Nixon's run for governor, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's media blitz on guns and The New York Working Families Party. 

(Airs 3/11/18 @ 1 p.m. & 3/19/18 @ 3 p.m.) 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, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ian talk about a listener letter about the future of USA Today in print, how newspapers count circulation numbers, the changing nature of journalism, attracting young people and the new “content creators.”

(Airs 3/09/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state senate and assembly debate school safety and gun control, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two more candidates interested in a run for Governor, and the city of Plattsburgh has a crypto-currency problem.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor for The Berkshire Eagle, about the latest winter storm.  Wood also comments on the gun violence panel being sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle and Barrington Stage Company on March 14th.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group. 

(Airs 3/8/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at New Rochelle College and Author, about her new book One Goal: A Coach, A Team, And The Game That Brought A Divided Town Together.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick, editor of The Daily Gazette, about this morning's headline:  Former city housing inspector Kenneth Tyree was found not guilty Tuesday afternoon of top charges related to the deaths of four people in Schenectady.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about gun shows in Saratoga Springs and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement of funding for the Albany Skyway project.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about GOP leaders backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for New York Govenor.

(Airs 3/04 & 3/05/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former WNYT News Director and St. Rose Professor Paul Conti, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jennifer Smith, and Former Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Paul, Jenn and Ira talk about Hope Hicks resigns after testimony saying she told “white lies” in her role in the Trump Administration, how fake news websites use real photos to bolster untruths, what journalists can learn from the Parkland teens, and much more.

(Airs 3/2/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York Democrats are ramping up the statewide gun control debate by trying to force a vote on legislation in the state, our political observer Alan Chartock explains why New York's public sector unions are furious over a supreme court case this week, and the New York Preservation League wants changes to historic tax credits.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, about Berkshire DA David Capeless's retirement announcement.  They also discuss the discovery of Joanne Ringer's body in Hatfield nearly a year after she went missing.

(Airs 3/1/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 3/01/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with President of the New York State AFL-CIO Mario Cilento and New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, about the Janus Labor Union case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin, of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about The Green Book.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about the debate around an impending natural gas pipeline construction, and Guilderland Town Justice Richard Sherwood, who allegedly stole $4 million .

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Ken Lovett

Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief of The New York Daily News, talks with WAMC's David Guistina about The National Sports Shooting Foundation's donation to Democratic organizations and the Independence Party backing New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's re-election.

(Airs 2/22/18 @ 1 p.m.)  On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Dr. Richard Pfau discuss President Harry Truman's Truman Doctrine speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to actually hear the speech as it was delivered on March 12th, 1947.

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