David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor.

(Airs 4/15 & 4/16/18) 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, 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 local news and what happens in communities that don’t have it, what just happened at the Denver Post, your letters about Sinclair, and much more.

(Airs 4/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Legalizing Marijuana becomes a campaign pledge for a newly launched Democratic candidate for Governor, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the importance of the Working Families Party in the next Gubernatorial election, and we’ll visit a town hall meeting recently held with 21st District Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action and Co-Chair of the Working Families Party.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ann Simmons, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, LA Times Global Development Writer and Editor, and The 2018 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of AllOtsego.com, The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta, about the new Hesse's Archaeological Museum in Otsego, N.Y.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the controversial push by city officials to create a sewer district in Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about an arts Regents credit for high school students.  They also discuss embattled Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.

(Airs 3/08 & 3/09/18) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about Sinclair making dozens of local news anchors recite the same script, a listener letter about advocacy journalism and bias, and much more.

(Airs 4/06/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: two warring factions of Democrats in the state Senate re-unite, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts Governor Cuomo’s role in reuniting senate democrats, and Plattsburgh joins a growing list of cities suing pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis.

(Airs 4/5/18 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's campaign for New York governor.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, the new Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about The Gazette's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. 

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about a fire in Greene County, N.Y. that killed five.  The pair also discuss Rensselaer residents advocating to shut down a local dump.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the state budget and the race for governor.

(Airs 4/01 & 4/02/18) 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 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 the issue of journalism and activism, CNN’s Santorum ‘controversy’ and whether it shows the worst of cable news, NY Daily News political reporter Ken Lovett is arrested for talking on his cell phone in the Senate chamber lobby, and much more.

(Airs 3/30/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: lawmakers scramble to pass a budget before the April 1st deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Daily News reporter Ken Lovett being arrested in the senate chamber lobby this week, and Remington files for chapter 11 bankruptcy with ties upstate.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, about Pittsfield, Mass.' effort to create a citizen-police advisory board.  The two also discuss the 40 under 40 awards in Great Barrington Thursday.

(Airs 3/29/18 @ 3 p.m. & 3/31/18 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News.

(Airs 3/29/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with two bluegrass legends, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Earl Scruggs died in 2012 while Ralph Stanley died in 2016. In the first interview, Alan talks with Earl and his wife Louise who died in 2006, followed by the interview with Ralph Stanley.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about outgoing Cooperstown, N.Y. Mayor Jeff Katz.

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about her final day in the newsroom. She is retiring after decades at the paper.  The two discuss two New York non-Indian casinos asking for state funding.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about a secretive Colonie, N.Y.-based organization: NXIVM.  The organization's leader Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico by the F.B.I. on alleged sex trafficking charges.

(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.

Ken Lovett
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.

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