David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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Jim Kevlin, Publisher Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a Cooperstown Olympian competing in the triathlon on Saturday in Rio.

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today with a passing shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

OLYMPICS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three American swimmers are expected to give statements to Brazilian police today about how they were reportedly robbed early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about flooding in Louisiana and its ties to climate change, Donald Trump demotes his Campain Chairman Paul Manafort, and hires Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC,  Trump's use of ousted Fox News Chief Roger Ailes as an advisor, whether it's fair to psychoanalyze Donald Trump, and more.

Judy Patrick, Editor of the Daily Gazette, gives WAMC's David Guistina a preview of the $17.5 million pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk in Amsterdam, which will open Labor Day weekend.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Increasing sunshine and becoming breezy today the humidity dropping during the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 80's.

OLYMPICS

More medals for Team USA

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman average 4-foot-11 in height, but they cast a very long shadow on the medal podium.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, breezy and more humid today with showers and thunderstorms likely, some strong to severe.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

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Update on the latest in sports:

OLYMPICS

Biles settles for bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The drive for five is over. American Simone Biles was trying to become the first female gymnast to capture five gold medals at a single Olympics when she began the balance beam competition at the Rio Olympics on Monday. But she had to settle for bronze following a flawed performance, wobbling during the middle of her routine and landing awkwardly while completing a front somersault. Biles had to grab the beam with both hands to avoid falling down and eliminating herself from medal contention. U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez claimed the silver medal in an event won by Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands. The 19-year-old Biles will be in the mix for another gold on Tuesday in the floor exercise finals.

Here's Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Not as hot or as humid.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy and more humid tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, joins WAMC's David Guistina to talk about the morning political headlines in New York state.

More gold for Biles

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles has become the first American female gymnast to win three gold medals in one Olympics, and the first to claim one on the vault.

(Airs 8/14 & 8/15/16) 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 the difficulty of objectivity for Journalists when covering Donald Trump, sexual harassment scandal grows at Fox News beyond Roger Ailes, and Glenn Beck and the Boston Marathon Bombing source.

(8/14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s comments about fellow Democrat and State Comptroller Dinapoli, and NY US Senator Charles Schumer makes stops upstate.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
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(Airs 8/11/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 8/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Proctors Theatre CEO Phillip Morris and Christine Sheehan Director of Proctors Educational Program.

Barbara Jordan
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The Power of Words: Alan Chartock speaks with Professor, Author, Activist, and Albany Common Council Member Barbara Smith about Barbara Jordan’s Keynote Address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

(Airs 7/31 & 8/1/16) 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 press coverage of the Democratic National Convention, why the press is lucky to be in Philadelphia, not Istanbul, a listener letter about Roger Ailes, and much more.

(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
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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.

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