David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 08/17/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: tempers flared after the New York State Board of Elections voted to limit the subpoena powers of the investigator in charge of enforcing campaign finance violations, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s visit upstate, and we take a look back at love canal.

(Airs 8/16/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(8/16/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with singer, songwriter, musician and actor Marshall Crenshaw about his performance this Saturday for the Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center with Willie Nile and Christine Ohlman in tribute to legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Jornal and AllOtsego.com, about Cooperstown, New York Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh's recent visit to Marinette, Wisconsin.

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WAMC's David Guistina and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discuss the results of the Vermont primary Tuesday.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Albany International Airport's $92 million improvement project announced Tuesday. The pair also discuss the reported travel and tourism surges in Schenectady County.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about legislation expanding the styrofoam ban in Albany County. The pair also disucss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's expected visit to Albany International Airport this morning.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about statewide campaign efforts for the November elections. The pair also discuss President Trump's visit to Fort Drum in Jefferson County today.

(Airs 08/12 & 08/13/18) 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Barbara Lombardo is a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record.  On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Barbara talk about a new poll that finds the President labeling the press the enemy of the people is working, what the press can do to fight peoples’ negative perceptions of journalism, a listener letter about Alex Jones being ‘deplatformed,’ and much more.

(Airs 08/10/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo calls on other states to join him in fighting the NRA, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo and whether his current Democratic Challenger Cynthia Nixon has pushed him to the left, and Newburgh officials are suing a number of parties concerning PFOS contamination found in the city’s water supply.

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WAMC

The Morning Edition schedule is changing, slightly, starting August 13 at 5 a.m. WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina and news director Ian Pickus preview the changes.

(Airs 8/09/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law Professor and Democrat in the race to become New York State's next Attorney General.

(Airs 8/09/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book Beyond The Killing Fields and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about health insurance premiums, which are rising 8.6 percent next year. The pair also discuss the story of a Home Depot employee who confronted a customer allegedly hurling racial slurs at him.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the critisim facing Governor Andrew Cuomo. The pair also discuss November's elections.

(Airs 08/05 & 08/06/18) 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, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about the President increasing his attacks on the media, The New York Times Publishers’ supposed off the record meeting with the President, whether CNN’s Jim Acosta was right to question Trump Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the media and whether it’s the enemy of the people, and more.

(Airs 08/03/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll examine Governor Cuomo’s relationship history with state labor unions, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with the Green Party candidate for Attorney General, and Senator Gillibrand demands an investigation into a move by the USDA to end processing of SNAP payments at farmers markets.

(Airs 08/02/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Michael Sussman, the Green Party candidate for New York attorney general.

(Airs 08/02/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with the late, Award- Winning Director and Producer Arthur Penn. Dr. Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn was most known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,

WAMC's David Guistina and Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, recap the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last weekend in Cooperstown.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about New York's lawsuit challenging Charter Communications. They also discuss "lemonade-gate."

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about November's elections.

(Airs 7/29 & 7/30/18) 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, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Ira talk the CNN reporter who was barred from asking the President questions, the staff cuts at the NY Daily News, your letters and more.

(Airs 07/27/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Some say the governor’s economic development programs go beyond corruption and the structure is flawed, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on speculation that NY US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will run for President in 2020, and will report on a new threat to livestock in Westchester county.

(Airs 7/26/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Burear Chief for the NY Daily News.

(Airs 7/26/18 @ 1 p.m), An encore 2004 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about this weekend's Baseball Hall Of Fame inductions in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the debate over same-sex marriage within the leadership of The Episcopal Church. They also discuss the pending sentencing of former N.Y. state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Add another game to the Boston Red Sox's lead in the American League East, thanks to some help from the Tampa Bay Rays. Rick Porcello pitched six shutout innings and Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run double as the Red Sox topped the Orioles, 5-3. Mitch Moreland put the Bosox ahead to stay with a solo homer in the second before Boston scored four times in the fifth. Jonathan Schoop smacked a two-run homer in the eighth to end the Red Sox's shutout bid.

Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Cuomo's restorartion of voting rights to felons on parole. The pair also discuss the 2018 election.

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