David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 10/11/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Keith Wofford, the Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General.

(Airs 09/06/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore program today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at New Rochelle College, and Author of One Goal: A Coach, A Team, And The Game That Brought A Divided Town Together.

Savannah Bursese
Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometwon Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about 24-year-old Savannah Bursese, who was killed in the limo crash Saturday in Schoharie.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the continuing investigation into the limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y. The pair also discuss a spike in voter registration in the region.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into Saturday's limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the fight for majority in the Senate. The pair also discuss the gubanatorial and attorney general races in the state.

(Airs 10/7 & 10/08/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, 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 Alan, Judy, Cailin and Ira talk about the President no longer holding a daily press briefing, just how bad is it for the newspaper industry and whether their jealous of public radio which is more successful at raising money.

(Airs 10/05/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: an independent budget watchdog weighs in on bringing down local property taxes, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new poll on the closely watch 19th District Congressional race, and a warning from environmental groups over a potential resurgence of shipments of crude oil through the Adirondacks.

(Airs 10/04/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Democratic Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.

(Airs 10/04/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Richard Marowitz, a Jewish soldier in WWII who found Hitler's Hat in the German dictator's Munich apartment.

Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometwon Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about an animal neglect case in Milford, N.Y. near Cooperstown.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a census analysis that shows poor Schenectady children grow into poor adults. The pair also discuss a Schenectady County sheriff's deputy who was fired after being charged with assault.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about yesterday's departure of General Electric CEO John Flannery.  The pair also discuss the municipal budgets released  around the Capital Region on Monday.

(Airs 09/30 & 10/01/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, 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, Judy, Cailin and Ira talk about media coverage of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings and the accusations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a new study about biased news media or biased readers, and a weekly newspaper is publishing a serialized novel and making money from it. 

(Airs 9/28/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor and his Republican opponent trade barbs over property taxes and the states outmigration problem, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Working Families Party and their general election ballot strategy, and there’s a new report on the state of New York’s 6 million acre Adirondack Park.

(Airs 09/27/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock this week, speaks with Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a revitalization grant received by Amsterdam, New York.  The pair also discuss the settlement reached in an excessive force lawsuit against the Schenectady Police Department.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the ongoing investigation into Niskayuna-based self-help group NXIVM.  The pair also discuss the death of Schenectady community activist Ralph Boyd.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor of New York.

(Airs 09/23 & 09/24/18) 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, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about a listener letter about public information officers, the Washington Post’s coverage of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whether reporters are your friends, and more.

(Airs 09/20/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We take a closer look at the general election for Governor as the race heats up, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what higher turnout in the primary means for the general election in November, and State Attorney General Barbara Underwood steps up her investigation of the Roman Catholic Church.

Alzheimer's Association Facebook Page

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Beth Smith-Boivin, the Executive Director and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, about the Walk To End Alzheimer's happening Saturday, September 22nd, at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

(Airs 9/20/18 @ 3 p.m. & 9/22/18 @ 5 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, the Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometown Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about the ongoing controversy surrounding the former Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Otsego, N.Y.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a dirt bike stunt in a Schenectady, New York grocery store. The pair also discuss the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge in Schenectady.

Elizabeth Freeman Center Website

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Kim Rivers, a board member for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, which provides leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. The pair also discuss tomorrow's Walk A Mile fundraiser.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the mayor of Cohoes, New York, who is facing calls to resign. The pair also discuss Albany's efforts to buy city street lights from National Grid.

(Airs 09/16 & 09/10/17) 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 the value of public information officers, an article in the Altamont Enterprise about a local YMCA turning off CNN after members complained, and much more.

(Airs 09/14/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo easily defeats Cynthia Nixon in the democratic primary for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the major elections results including Governor, Attorney General and the state senate, and we take you to a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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