David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 7/29/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Our Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on Governor Cuomo's address to the DNC in Philadelphia, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Cuomo’s speech and convention politics, and a corruption probe by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara extends to Westchester County.

(Airs 7/28 & 7/30/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Times.

(7/28/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Osman, Owner and Operator of the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts.

(Airs 7/25 & 7/25) 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 media coverage of the Republican National Convention, whether Leslie Stahl should have been tougher on Donald Trump and Mike Pence during her 60 Minute’s interview, whether we’ve entered the post fact era, and much more.

(Airs 7/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York’s delegation is in the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox about the convention, and Governor Cuomo’s office issued a report on the impact tourism has on New York’s economy.

(Airs 7/21/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by John Faso, Former New York State Assembly Minority Leader and Republican Candidate for the 19th Congressional District seat.

2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland
Karen DeWitt

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt who is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention this week.

(Airs 7/17 & 7/18/27) 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 Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about how a media organization handles relations with city government, the bias in the media and the role conflict plays in determining news, a new Harvard study argues that horse-race journalism dominated primary coverage, and much more.

(Airs 7/17/16 @ 2 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s administration faces greater scrutiny over handling of the water crisis in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing investigations into the Governor’s top aides, and thousands of more low-income New Yorkers are now eligible for SNAP benefits.

(Airs 7/14/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 7/10 & 7/11/16) 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 Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Gretchen Carlson of Fox News filing a harrassment suit against Roger Ailes, FOIA (The Freedom of Information Act) turns 50, The Associated Press will use automated writing to cover the minor leagues, and much more.

(Airs 7/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor calls for patience after a report on his economic development plan finds it created a small number of jobs, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the problems with the Governor’s Start Up NY plan, and the Governor travels to Plattsburgh to distribute revitalization funds.

(Airs 7/7/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor and Capitol Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union. 

(Airs 7/7/16) Hour Two of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Philip Lacovara, Former Counsel to the Special Prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

(Airs 7/7/16) Hour One of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Philip Lacovara, Former Counsel to the Special Prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

(Airs 7/03 & 7/04/27) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about, media coverage of Brexit and the Benghazi report, CNN staffers concerned about hiring of Trump’s former spokesperson, and much more.

(Airs 7/1/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We’ll have results from this week’s primaries, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how a Supreme court decision this week might impact the convictions of disgraced assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Majority Dean Skelos, and the Governor focuses on the positive at public events.

(Airs 6/30 & 7/2/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Chisun Lee Senior Counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she works on campaign finance reform and voting rights, and is the lead author of a new report that examines secret money in the political process.

(6/30/16 ) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

(Airs 6/26 & 6/27) 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, The Rutland Herald and Times Argus eliminate three print editions, Why The Washington Post’s ban (probably) won’t affect its journalism, How the rich silence journalists, and much more.

(Airs 6/24/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As the legislature wrapped up the 2016 session, just two ethics proposals remained, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session, and federal, state and local officials update residents of Newburgh about PFOS water contamination.

(Airs 6/23/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Rick Karlin, Capitol Bureau reporter and blogger for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 6/23/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Journalist, Author and Columnist Joe Klein.

(Airs 6/19 & 6/20/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Donald Trump revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, the tragic story of the alligator attack on a 2 year old boy in Orlando, and much more.

(Airs 6/17/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the legislative session winds down, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmakers agreement over rail improvements, and Muslims and public officials in NY call for peace after the mass shooting in Orlando.

(Airs 6/16 & 6/18/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Green Party Candidate for President Dr. Jill Stein.

(Airs 6/12 & 6/13/16) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the AP reminding their employees to be vigilant after backlash from Sanders supporters, whether BuzzFeed should turn down ads for Donald Trump, remembering David Gilkey, NPR’s “18th bureau”, and much more.

(Airs 6/10/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two lawmakers ask the state comptroller to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's call to ensure that supposedly independent political groups aren't hijacking elections by improperly working with campaigns, and a first of a kind project is launched on the Hudson River.

(Airs 6/10/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

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