David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 11/6/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: New York State Senate Republicans and Democrats have victories to point to in this week’s election results, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a current congressman who sounds more like a future Gubernatorial candidate, and Senator Schumer wants to extend a 60-year old financial aid program for college students.

(Airs 11/05  & 11/07/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 11/01 & 11/02/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.  This week's show takes place in front of College Students at the University at Albany where they talk about a college newspaper that prints a racist picture, the drone program story, stealing a click, and much more.

(Airs 10/30/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We look at the issue of member items and whether they are being revived in a new form, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on new poll numbers for Governor Cuomo, and funding is made available for recreational trails in the southern Adirondack region.


(Airs 10/19/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation With Clarkson President Anthony Collins.

(Airs 10/25 & 10/26) 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 how USA Today tweaked their logo in honor of Back to the Future Day, how the media covered the Joe Biden potential presidential run, why James Carney used Medium to criticize the NY Times, and much, more.

(Airs 10/23/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: three regions in the state compete for billions in economic development money, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a push to bring Uber throughout the state, and after Canadians elect a new, liberal prime minister, observers in the North Country are watching closely.

This morning, WAMC Morning Edition Host David Guistina talks with Albany County District Attorney David Soares about his visit to Washington to hear Obama talk to law enforcement officials across the country about mass incarceration and movements such as Black Lives Matter.

(Airs 10/22  & 10/24/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 10/22/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jim Haskell, Author Of Two Tents: Twenty-One Years Of Discovery On The Appalachian Trail. You can find out more at www.twotents.net

(Airs 10/18 & 10/19) 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 the changing face of magazines, who won the Democratic Presidential debate, the Village Voice is sold, and much more.

(Airs 10/16/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: opponents of hydro-fracking are concerned about new natural gas pipelines, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of a constitutional convention in 2017, and we’ll take you to three counties in NY that are the latest to join Operation Lifesaver.

(Airs 10/15 & 10/17) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Gerald Benjamin SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Vice President - Regional Engagement Director at The Benjamin Center.

(Airs 10/15/14) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Clifton Wharton, Jr. about his new autobiography Privilege and Prejudice:The Life of a Black Pioneer.

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 MSNBC and whether it will dump the Left, the recovery of local television, convergence, the business reality of newspapers and much, much more.

(Airs 10/9/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says gun violence should be a key topic in the Congress and 2016 Campaigns, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the Governor will run for a third term, and GE says it has completed its 6th and final year of dredging PCBs from the upper Hudson River.

(Airs 10/10) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico.

(Airs 10/04) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. On this week's show they talk about major layoffs and downsizing at the New York Daily News, The Pope meets secretly with Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in Washington DC., Donald Trump makes up with Fox news, and much more.

(Airs 10/2/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Teachers say they hope the Governor’s will fix problems with the controversial Common Core learning standards, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on same day voter registration, and a heartwarming story of a woman’s four decade search for a nurse who cared for her.

Blair Horner
Blair Horner

(Airs 10/01  & 10/03/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 10/1/15)   WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne -- Professor and Author of the new book The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State's History 

(Airs 9/27 & 9/28) 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 Interim Publisher and Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about AP style when dealing with migrants, how Yogi Berra knocked the Pope off the front page, more trouble in the newspaper industry, and much more.

(Airs 9/25 & 9/26/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo promotes his economic development plans and fends off questions about the Buffalo Billions initiative, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Pope’s visit this week to the U.S. and New York, and a new study shows people exited New York in droves in 2013, but why?

(Airs 9/24  & 9/25/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/24/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation With Max Kenner, Founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Find out more at http://www.bpi.bard.edu

(Airs 9/20 & 9/21) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about more layoffs in the newspaper business, a French company takes over a major American cable company, CNN's and its approach to the second GOP debate, your letters and much more.

(Airs 9/18/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo will push for all workers to get a 15 dollar minimum wage, a new poll shows Pope Francis enjoying high favorability as he prepares to visit New York next week, and Senator Schumer says a new tariff could negatively impact the business.

(Airs 9/17  & 9/19/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews David Howard King, State Government Editor at The Gotham Gazette.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Authors David Black and Barbara Weisberg about their latest books. David's latest book is Fast Shuffle: A Novel, and Barbara's latest is Space Creatures, A Children's Picture book. Both are available through WAMC's website by clicking on the Amazon banner on the bottom right of the front page at www.wamc.org.

You can find out more about David Black, who will read excerpts from Fast Shuffle at the Lenox Bookstore this Sunday, September 20th at 4 p.m., at http://www.davidblackwriter.com/ 

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