David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 6/15/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo launches a statewide bus tour to promote his so called Red Flag bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what the Governor is calling a school safety measure, and a new coalition is calling on Governor Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

(Airs 6/14/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors
Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors

(Airs 6/14/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors theatre group.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about rate increases at Otsego Manor, a for-profit nursing home in Cooperstown.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the reportedly underperforming Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County. The pair also discuss the decision to dismiss criminal charges against Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the ongoing immigration debate across the country.  The pair also discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for gun control legislation.

(Airs 6/10 & 6/11/18) 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 Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Judy talk about news deserts, a Berkshire Eagle editorial on the newsprint tariff having real impact on the press, the White House plans to nominate a conservative documentarian, and Bannon ally, to lead a government media agency, and much more.

(Airs 6/08/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state senate remains stalled as advocacy groups press lawmakers to act on their bills before session ends, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new Democratic candidate who has entered the race for state attorney general, and Trump administration imposed tariffs may end up hurting New York.

(Airs 6/07/18 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse Mckinley, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometwon Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about NY-19 Democratic candidate Brian Flynn.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina Speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about proposed election reforms. The pair also discuss New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon.

(Airs 6/3/18) 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Ira talk about a listener letter regarding the media and school shootings, whether the media have conflated news and opinion, how to know when the President is lying, and much more.

(Airs 6/1/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: some state lawmakers are talking about leaving session early, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, and Plattsburgh resigns a Declaration of Cooperation with Quebec’s third largest city.

(Airs 5/31/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with E.J. McMahon -an Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and Founder and Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Albany, NY.

(Airs 5/27 & 5/28/18) 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin and Rex talk about whether news organizations should publish mass shooters’ names and pictures, President Trump’s private conversation with Leslie Stahl of CBS news about why he denigrates the media, whether President Trump is manipulating Fox news when it comes to using words like Spygate and witch hunt, and much more.

(Airs 5/25/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature chooses acting attorney general Barbara Underwood to fill out former Attorney General Schneiderman’s term, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the GOP and Democratic conventions held this week, and New York and Vermont partner in a Border to Border law enforcement campaign.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Evan Davis, former Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, and current Manager of the Committee to Reform State Government in New York.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint For War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the resignation of a top official at SUNY's Upstate Medical University.  The pair also discusses Bethlehem Central School, which failed to block x-rated content on school issued laptops.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Senator Jeff Klein, of New York City, and the alleged perks of leadership.  The pair preview the state GOP and Democratic conventions, which are this week.

(Airs 5/20/18 & 5/21/18) 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 Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin and Mike talk about President Trump lashing out against people in his administration who leak news, a Supreme Court decision on sports gambling could be a boon to the media, many newspapers are doing away with public editors, and much more.

(Airs 5/18/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at NY Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon’s promise to open a Moreland Act commission to investigate corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the process to replace now disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and there’s a controversial plan to remove a dam and drain a lake in Ulster County.

(Airs 5/17/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

(Airs 5/17/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with world renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. Emanuel Ax will be performing a benefit for the Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire County at the Mahaiwe Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. You can find out more at www.mahaiwe.org

Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometwon Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about the possible facelift coming to Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the region's school budget results.  The pair also discuss a Schenectady police officer who was charged with DWI over the weekend.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into campaign contributions made to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by Crystal Run Healthcare, a Hudson Valley-based company.  The pair also discuss the school budget votes being held across New York Tuesday.

(Airs 5/13/18 & 5/14/18) 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about President Trump’s anger toward the media and how the press does their stories under his administration, the Managing Editor of the Berkshire Eagle resigns over ethical issues with the paper, the Sun Sentinel apologizes for putting a gun ad on the front page, and much more.

(Airs 5/11/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accused of being physically violent toward four women, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns from office, we’ll take a look at what happened and what’s next, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts about the political fallout from the scandal, and we head to Saranac Lake where Senator Gillibrand touts employee ownership legislation for small businesses.

(Airs 5/10/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Manny Alicandro, a Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General.

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