David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 5/8 & 5/9/16) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times’ Upshot columnist apologizing for getting his Trump analysis wrong, whether reporters follow their bosses editorial opinions, and much more.

(Airs 5/6/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some un​answered questions, our poltical observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that probe and the sentencing of Sheldon Silver, and two New York politicians announce they’re leaving politics.

(Airs 5/5/16) Today at 1 O'clock- WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A Live Panel Discussion At WAMC's Performing Arts Studio with Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; David Carpenter, MD, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany; and NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner – a Democrat from the 113th District/Round Lake New York. They review John Bowermaster's short documentary film PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy, and discuss why they think GE should be required by the EPA to do more dredging in order to meet the goal of cleaning up the Hudson River.  You can find out more at http://www.cleanerhudson.org/ 

Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (4/28/16 @ 1p.m.) -- WAMC and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust New York Archives Partnership Trust present The Power of Words -- a year-long series of programs that follows American History through some of the most memorable political speeches of our time. 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.

(Airs 4/25 & 4/26/16) 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 and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, the question of whether we need a White House Press Corps, The New York Times Public Editor ends her term, and much more.

(Airs 4/22/16) 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 Presidential primaries in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the winners and losers in two special elections in New York City, and there’s a new effort to convince federal representatives from New York and Vermont to ban crude oil transport.

(Airs 4/21/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 4/21/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Anthony Wood - A Grants Maker, Philanthropic Advisor, Preservation Activist, Writer, Teacher and Historian.

(Airs 4/17 & 4/18/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan vows to punish thought crimes, Megyn Kelly’s visit with Trump, Readers attack female reporters more than men, and much more.

(Airs 4/15/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Presidential candidates make a swing through New York days before the primary, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on NY’s importance in this years presidential contest, and we’ll report on Equal Pay day for women in New York.

(Airs 4/4 & 4/6/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, Capital Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 4/14/16) Today at 1 O'clock- WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with William K. Black - Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Financial Regulation at the University of Minnesota Law School, and White-Collar Criminologist.

(Airs 4/10 &4/11/16) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the Panama Papers and the issue of journalists collaborating, what college students are learning and not learning in journalism schools, Megyn Kelly’s take on media coverage of Trump during the Presidential campaign, and much more.

(Airs 4/8/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Fractivists hope to play a role in NY’s Presidential primary, we follow Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign visit to the capital region, and our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with NYPIRG’s Blair Horner about the state budget process.

Blair Horner
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(Airs 4/7/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 4/03 & 4/04/16) 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 the NFL calling for a retraction for the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, President Obama urges journalists to cover the substance of the Presidential campaign, and much more.

(Airs 4/1/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: state lawmakers pass a 156 billion dollar budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the spending plan, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces a key review of General Electric’s cleanup of the Hudson River.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Cindy Mangione of the Fresh Air Fund about the need for upstate families to help host children from New York City that range in age from 7-12 years old.

(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.

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