David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

(Airs 2/25/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee.

The Power of Words: Alan Chartock speaks with Professor, Author, Activist, and Albany Common Council Member Barbara Smith about Barbara Jordan’s Keynote Address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

(Airs 2/21 & 2/22/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about coverage of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, conflicts and pressures facing well known people in the press, an FCC commissioner says the U.S. tradition of free expression is slipping away, and much more.

(Airs 2/19/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Local governments and schools say they are struggling over a property tax cap, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and the NY Presidential Primary, and a state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling for the funding of full-day kindergarten across New York.

(2/18 & 2/20/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(2/18/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Architect, Artist, Author and Activist Beverly Willis.

(Airs 2/14 & 2/15/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s conversation with Alan about the media, a new ranking that shows Journalism is a stressful career, a listener letter, and much more.

(Airs 2/12/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The US Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature comes to Albany to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Preet Bharrara, and a Hudson Valley congressman calls on Amazon to ban the sale of gun-shaped phone cases.

(Airs 2/11 & 2/13) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by US Attorney Preet Bharara from the Southern District of New York.

(Airs 2/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Stephen Gottlieb, The Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, WAMC Commentator, and Author of the new book Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Democracy.

In a second referendum plans for a new $180 million city high school in Albany won by 228 votes last night.

(Airs 3/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A Hudson Valley Assemblyman introduces legislation to ban guns for people on the no fly list, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the special elections for the Assembly and Senate, and a new poll shows the public supports Governor Cuomo’s on 2016 priorities.

(Airs 2/4/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 1/31/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about rating the credibility of journalists and journalism, Donald Trump, in a feud with Fox News, shuns the debate, What Trump's popularity with evangelicals tells the press about how it should cover religion, and much more.

(Airs 1/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state declares the Saint Gobain plastics facility in Hoosick Falls a Superfund site, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the 19th congressional district race, and the governor’s cabinet fans out across the state to outline his budget proposal.

(Airs 1/28/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Carlos Sluzki MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine, Professor Emeritus of Global and Community Health and Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, and the Author of The Presence of the Absent: Therapy with Families and their Ghosts.

(Airs 1/28 & 1/30/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

(Airs 1/24/16 & 1/25/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a South Carolina Republican who wants to create a "Registry" for responsible journalists, The GOP cans NBC, Media heavyweights participate in a blackout to avoid endangering the prisoner swap with Iran, and the question of whether news organizations should participate in media blackouts.

(Airs 1/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Experts wonder how Governor Cuomo will pay for his estimated 100 billion dollar infrastructure plan, our political observer will share his thoughts about former Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout considering a run for Congress, and we take you to a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance in Newburgh.

Blair Horner
Blair Horner

(Airs 1/21 & 1/23/15) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 1/17/16 & 1/18/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Sean Penn, Rolling Stone and the El Chapo interview, naming a alleged rape victim after the accusations prove false, New York Governor Cuomo proposes something for journalists in his state of the state address, and much more.

(Airs 1/15/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers his state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his analysis of the speech, and Two Adirondack environmental advocacy groups are suing New York state.

(Airs 1/14/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor for the Albany Times Union.

(1/14/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with  Paula DiPerna - A strategic environmental and philanthropic policy advisor, film producer, and writer who currently serves as Special Advisor-North America for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). She was formerly the President of the Joyce Foundation.

(Airs 1/10/16 & 1/11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about what it’s like to be an editor in these trying times, the Boston Globe’s distribution problems, the Daily Gazette dropping the Associated Press, and much more.

(Airs 1/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have New York reaction to President Obama’s plans to tighten gun control, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s executive order to get the homeless of the streets in freezing weather, and Senator Schumer says the new Cider Act will be a boon for upstate.

(Airs 1/7 & 1/9/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico New York.

(Airs 1/7/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Scott McVay, Author of Surprise Encounters With Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things.

(Airs 1/03/16 & 1/04/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the top stories of 2015, the number of journalists killed in 2015, journalism innovations of the year, and much more.

(Airs 1/01/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we take a look back at the arrest and conviction of the state’s assembly speaker and senate leader, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on the top person in New York politics this year, and first responders in Albany have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal to fight crude oil fires and prevent disasters involving liquid propane.

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