David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 11/9/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

(11/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) In honor of Veterans Day this week, An Encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and the late Paul Elisa (who passed away in 2015). Paul was a World War II Veteran who fought in the Pacific.

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NYC MARATHON

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory.

Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds.

Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany and became the first American woman to win the New York marathon since 1977.

(Airs 11/05 & 11/06/17) 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 Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about a listener letter wondering whether it’s appropriate for the media to call North Korea a rogue nation, sexual harassment allegations in the media, and the grilling of social media platforms by Congress on the Russian investigation.

(Airs 11/3/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we’ll speak with our political observer Alan Chartock about the terror attack in NYC and the political fallout, With the election less than a week away, a new poll shows voters oppose a constitutional convention, and two state senators release a report to combat Lyme disease.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Kathy Wilde, President and CEO of the non-profit Partnership for New York City.

(Airs 10/29 & 10/30) 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 Former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor and current Communications Consultant Stu Shinske. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Stu talk about the state of the newspaper industry in the new digital age, a critical listener letter about the media making things up (i.e. The National Enquirer), and much more.

(10/27/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and U.S. Senator Schumer urge the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the federal tax plan that would take away state and local deductions in NY, our political observer will share his thoughts on the financial impact on NY should the tax plan pass, and we’ll take a look at Proposition Three on this November’s ballot.

(Airs 10/26/17 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Christine Wicker, Author of The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency.

(Airs 10/22 & 10/23/17) 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 Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about how newspapers handle letters to the editor, a new survey shows nearly half of voters are buying Trump's BS about the media, your letters and much more.

(Airs 10/20/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Buffalo, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a trip to the North Country to tout an economic development agreement.

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Havidan Rodriguez, the new President of the University at Albany.

(Airs 10/15 @ 6 p.m.) 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 Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about President Trump’s threats to NBC’s broadcast license and the threat to free speech, whether the media helped Harvey Weinstein lure his prey and smear his accusers, what happened to Megun Kelly at NBC, your letters and much more.

(Airs 10/13/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New Yorkers will decide in November whether to strip state officials convicted of a felony of their pensions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the other ballot question this November … to hold or not hold a constitutional convention, and environmental advocates react to the announcement that the EPA will rescind fmr Pres Obama’s clean power plan.

(Airs 10/12/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz

(Airs 10/8 & 10/9/17) 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 Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about a listener letter about Anderson Cooper and Rutgers University, accounting for a reporter’s biases, the 2nd Amendment and a letter about not letting journalists equate it with the right for citizens to own a gun.

(Airs 10/6/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo may call a special session to deal with threatened funding cuts from Washington, Our Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo touting NY’s Safe Act in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and we’ll talk to the new Chancellor of the 64 campus SUNY System.

(Airs 10/05/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Gary Pudup, Western New York Regional Director for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

(Airs 10/1 & 10/2/17) 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 Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about whether journalists should call the President racist, Jimmy Kimmel and the politics of late night television, your letters and much more.

(Airs 9/29/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam’s federal corruption convictions are overturned, Our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the second conviction overturned under the term of federal prosecutor Preet Bhararra, and drones are being sent across the state to help with the environment, conservation and emergency response efforts.

(Airs 9/28/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Lee Miringoff, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll.

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WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor, Producer and Activist Richard Dreyfuss.

(Airs 9/24 & 9/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Associate Editor of the Albany Times Union Mike Spain. On this week’s Media Project, they talk about whether information overheard during a conversation at a public restaurant is fair game for journalists, the new muscle paragraph, and, in order to avoid media bias, should news organizations lift the veil?

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo taking steps to protect consumers from massive data breaches, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock in conversation with New York State GOP Chair Ed Cox who was just re-elected head of the state Republican party, and New York state mandates county government's find ways to consolidate.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore airing of a July 2013 In Conversation interivew between WAMC's Alan Chartock and Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 9/17 @ 9/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about whether it’s right for journalists covering a hurricane to stand in harm’s way, how reporter’s actually did their work during the hurricane, Rush Limbaugh claims Irma to be fake news, and Facebook and the line between real reporting and fake news.

(Airs 9/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the largest repair project ever begins on the so-called bypass tunnel across the Hudson, and it’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York where the capital was considered the bastion of the suffrage movement.

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