David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 2/05) 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 how to present the news when so many people are burned out and turning away, the story about the Wall Street Journal editor telling staff: ‘Muslim-majority country’ isn’t banned, a listener letter on how the mainstream press can regain credibility with the American public, and more.

(Airs 2/3/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo tells a rally of Planned Parenthood advocates he’s proposing a constitutional amendment to put the protections of Roe v Wade into the state’s constitution, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s remarks, and leaders of religious and civil rights organizations react to President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from 7 muslim countries from entering the U.S. and blocking refugees for 120 days.

(Airs 2/2/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

This is an encore airing of  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with legendary concert promoter, personal manager, music publisher and theatrical and film producer Harold Leventhal.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano with your WAMC Regional Forecast.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain about the head of General Electric, one of the Capital Region’s largest employers, saying President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday banning travel from seven Muslim countries is a risk to the company and its employees, andNew York voters get to decide this November whether sitting legislators and other top officials can be stripped of their lucrative state pensions if they get convicted of corruption.

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

NBA-SCHEDULE

Heat streaking...Sixers overcome 46-point barrage by Cousins

UNDATED (AP)— The Miami Heat have quietly put together the longest winning streak currently in the NBA -- eight games.

Goran Dragic (GOHR'-uhn DRAH'-gich) scored 20 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Miami posted a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

(Airs 1/29 & 1/30/17) 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, President Trump endlessly obsessing about his popularity in first TV interview (ABC), NPR and the word 'liar': intent is key, authorities issue felony charges for journalists arrested at inauguration protests raising fears for press freedom, your letters and more.

(Airs 1/27/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Senate Republican leader says he’s not happy with what he says is over $800 million dollars in new taxes and fees in the Governor’s budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s plan, and steps are being taken at state and local levels to stay fears of roundups and mass deportations under the Trump administration.

(Airs 1/26/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock in conversation with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 1/26/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock in a 2004 interview with Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

(Airs 1/22 & 1/23/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times editorial calling for President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden in addition to the reduction of Chelsea Manning's sentence, the Trump team considers moving the Press Corps, alarming reporters, what will happen to fact-checking in 2017, Norway is the first nation to switch off FM radio, and more.

(Airs 1/22/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rolls out a 152 billion dollar budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s proposal, and a new report finds the regional greenhouse gas initiative has had a positive impact on the health of residents in the northeast.

(Airs 1/19/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down for a conversation with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 1/19/17) The Power of Words: President Barack Obama's Inugural Address. WAMC's Alan Charotock In Conversation with Jon Alter, an award-winning author, reporter, columnist, television producer and analyst, about the speech and its implications. is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (2013), The Promise: President Obama, Year One (2010) and The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006).

(Airs 1/15 & 16/17) 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 President Elect Donald Trump’s press conference, BuzzFeed's release of bombshell allegations regarding Trump’s ties to Russian and what information, if any, should have been released, your letters and much more.

(Airs 1/13/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor delivers his six regional state of the state addresses, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s speeches and national appeal, and there may be progress in a call to overhaul the state’s juvenile justice system.

(Airs 1/12/17) Host Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

(Airs 1/8 & 1/9/17) 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 read listener letters on the state of journalism and fake news, they talk about the Washington Post and alleged mistakes in their Russian hacking story, what’s behind the New York state saying no more cell phones allowed in the chamber. 

(Airs 1/6/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: As a new minimum wage takes effect in New York, A 200 member enforcement agency will make sure wage workers are paid properly, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s free SUNY college tuition proposal, and a pipeline company planning an Orange County plant says a handful of residents face eminent domain proceedings.

(Airs 1/5/17) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico.

(Airs 1/5/17) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico.

(Airs 1/5/17) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Elizabeth Sobol the new President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center or SPAC.

(Airs 1/1 & 1/2/17) 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 media year in review on the elections and the role of the press, the Oklahoma newspaper that endorsed Clinton hasn’t been forgiven, big newspapers are booming: Washington Post to add 60 newsroom jobs, and more.

(Airs 12/29/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

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 12/25 & 12/26) 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 where fake news came from and why some readers believe it, Vanity Fair's subscriptions soar after troll-y Trump tweet, the reporters who attended an off-the-record meeting with Donald Trump, and more.

(Airs 12/23/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: To Have A Special Session or Not Have a Special Session, that is the question, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his eriudite thoughts on that, and we’ll look at the worldwide fight for 15 movement.

(Airs 12/22/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assemblyman/Senator Elect James Tedisco.

(Encore Airing) The Power of Words -- On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Harold Holzer discuss President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural - delivered by Academy Award Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham.

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