David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 3/31/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 3/31/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Eyal Press, journalist and author who is this year’s James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 3/27 & 3/28/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Gawker and the verdict in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, New York Governor Cuomo curtails news conferences with the media in Albany, and much more.

(Airs 3/25/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York state is the last state to approve Mixed Martial Arts, our political observer Alan Chartock, shares his thoughts on New York Lawmakers saying they won’t include ethics reform in budget negotiations, and Senator Schumer promotes legislation to empower disabled people.

(Airs 3/24/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York.

(Airs 3/20 & 3/21/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about criticism of the New York Times coverage of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump hates the media, Upheaval at Breitbart News, and much more.

(Airs 3/18/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Lobbying against the 15 dollar minimum wage intensifies at the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on education funding in New York, and we'll take you to town hall meeting in the hudson valley about how to deal with the opioid epidemic.

(Airs 3/17 & 3/19/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Billy Easton, Executive Director for the Alliance for Quality Education.

(Airs 3/17/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Alicia Ouellette, President & Dean of Albany Law School.

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 Gawker and coverage of the Hulk Hogan Trial, the Associated Press says the use of ‘two bad words’ are OK under certain circumstances, New York PR firms file suit over 'hopelessly vague' JCOPE lobbying definition, and much more.

(Airs 3/11/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Leaders of three good government groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't doing enough to address Albany's chronic corruption problem, our poltical observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that accusation, and the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction has kicked off a series of statewide forums.

(Airs 3/10/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

Director and Producing Artistic Director, Capital Repertory Theatre

(Airs 3/10/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Director and Producing Artistic Director at Capital Repertory Theatre.

(Airs 3/6 & 3/07/16) 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 a secret service who roughed up a journalist at a Donald Trump rally, a fake New York Times story about Senator Warren endorsing Bernie Sanders, a discussion of the New York Times coverage of the alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students on an Albany bus, and much more.

(Airs 3/4/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform groups call for major changes to the constitutional convention process, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, and a lawmaker from the Hudson Valley introduces an ethics reform package.

Blair Horner
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(Airs 3/3/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Merodie Hancock, President of Empire State College.

(Airs 2/28 & 2/29/16) 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 coverage of an alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students on an Albany bus, whether a person’s job title should be used when they're accused of murder, the difficulty in covering Donald Trump’s misleading statements, and much more.

(Airs 2/26/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo is touring the state promoting his ideas including a 15$ minimum wage, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State GOP Committee Chair Ed Cox, and New York launches a new mobile app to connect veterans and their families with programs and services.

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.

(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.

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