David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 11/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: advocates argue the state needs to off extended voting, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing corruption trials of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, and Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko push legislation to enhance job training.

(Airs 11/27) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Chef Brendan Walsh about what to do with your Thanksgiving Holiday leftovers.

(Airs 11/26 & 11/28) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by chairman of the New York Republican State Committee Ed Cox.

(Airs 11/22 & 11/23) 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 whether Islamophobic media coverage out of control?, why do Western media focus more attention on France over other places that were attacked, what it’s like to report from inside an ISIS training camp, and much more.

(Airs 11/20/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the state’s education commissioner urges parents not to opt out of this years standardized tests, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s reaction to the Paris terror attacks, and we report on a coalition called Rebuild New York.

New York State Assembly Leader Brian Kolb
NYS Assembly

(Airs 11/19 & 11/21) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Republican New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

(Airs 11/19/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Roberta Gratz, Award-winning Journalist, Urban Critic, Lecturer and Author. Her most recent book is We're Still here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City (Nation Books). You can find out more at http://www.robertabrandesgratz.com/

(Airs 11/15 & 11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Editor Rosemary Armao, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Virtual Reality as a new way to tell print stories, Missouri University and what happens when a journalism professor gets on the wrong side of journalism, Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and much more.

(Airs 11/13/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says he’s raising the minimum wage for state workers to 15$ an hour, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest from the trial of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and we’ll take you to a common core listening session in the North Country.

(Airs 11/12/15) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 11/12/15) In honor of Veterans this week ... an encore of Alan Chartock's Conversation With Dr's. Ivan Steen and Ann Pfau who bring an audio archive of sound clips from D-Day and after during World War II.

(Airs 11/8 & 11/9) 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 the debates have been covered, should Republicans question Republicans?, the Los Angeles Times buyout offer prompts 15 percent of newsroom to raise their hands, an alternative newspaper in the Capitol Region may have printed for the last time, and much more.

(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.

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