David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 1/03/16 & 1/04/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the top stories of 2015, the number of journalists killed in 2015, journalism innovations of the year, and much more.

(Airs 1/01/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we take a look back at the arrest and conviction of the state’s assembly speaker and senate leader, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on the top person in New York politics this year, and first responders in Albany have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal to fight crude oil fires and prevent disasters involving liquid propane.

(Airs 12/31/15 & 1/02/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist for the New York Daily News.

(12/31/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock is back In Conversation with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences President Gregory Dewey.

(Airs 12/27 & 12/28) 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 Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about bias coverage against Bernie Sanders, whether reporters should disclose who they vote for, the number one news story of the year, and much more.

(Airs 12/25/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo continues to say that he will propose major reforms in the New Year, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on 83 percent of NYC schools in violation of the ADA, and we introduce you to an Albany organization trying to help migrants find a foothold in their new community.

(12/24/15) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Matt Hamilton, Capitol Bureau Reporter for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 12/20 & 12/21) 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 Editor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action and the perils of oral argument, content is King in reaching Millennials, in reversal, Governor Cuomo moves to support faster action on information requests, and much more.

(Airs 12/18/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Government reform groups call for ethics reform and the public agrees, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the chances of serious ethics reform in the coming session, and New York ranks 49th in tissue and organ donations.

(Airs 12/17/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 12/17/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with University at Albany President Dr. Robert Jones.

(Airs 11/13 & 11/14) 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 Editor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter regarding the movie Spotlight, coverage of the presidential campaigns, The New York Times publishes a front page editorial on gun violence/control in American, and much more.

(Airs 11/11/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette:  Governor Cuomo continues to try to revise his role in creating the Moreland Commission, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the possibility of reform in the coming session, and with debate over who should be allowed into the country, some municipalities in New York are taking steps to welcome refugees from Syria and other locations.

(Airs 11/10 & 11/12/15) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 11/10/15) In honor of Pearl Harbor Day this week, we present an encore airing of  WAMC's Pearl Harbor Over The Radio Documentary. Our Alan Chartock In Conversation with Historian and Professor Ivan Steen about what people heard the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, over their radios.

(Airs 12/06 & 12/07) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick and St. Rose Journalism Professor Paul Conti. On this week's show they talk about coverage of the mass shooting in San Bernadino, Donald Trump and the disabled reporter, whether the public actually distrusts the media, and much more.

(Airs 12/4/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is convicted on 7 counts of corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Silver’s conviction and the governor and legislative leaders downplaying efforts for new reforms, and some are rethinking how to achieve the governor’s new renewable energy goal.

(Airs 12/3/15) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 12/3/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson.

(Airs 11/29 & 11/30) 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 the free-lance journalist who helped release the video of the Chicago police shooting of a 17 year old black man, the top stories that made the internet this year, the media takes on comments by Donald Trump, and much more.

(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).

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