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David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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Yancey Roy
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday for the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in New York. 

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that New York is requiring state workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Labor Day, or receive regular testing. 

(Airs 07/29/21 @ 3 p.m. & 07/31/21 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 08/23/18 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore In Conversation interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and two bluegrass legends, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Earl Scruggs died in 2012 while Ralph Stanley died in 2016. In the first interview, Alan talks with Earl and his wife Louise who died in 2006, followed by the interview with Ralph Stanley.

Miles Reed
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about Schenectady Councilwoman Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas, who wants New York state to raise its mandatory minimum sentence on gun charges to 10 years. 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the latest spike in violence in Albany, and the expected sentencing of NXIVM's Lauren Salzman on Wednesday. 

(Airs 07/25/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/26/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about why journalists are special, whether Fox is a real news channel, a tribute to a remarkable journalist, and much more.

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that New York state has sent out just $117,000 in rent relief to landlords and tenants so far. 

(Airs 04/23/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview: WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Hedi McKinley, Holocaust survivor, Social Worker and long time WAMC volunteer. Hedi celebrated her 100th birthday on April 15, 2020.

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about an air quality advisory issued across New York state Tuesday.

Mike Goodwin
Provided by Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the latest rise in COVID-19 cases in the Capital Region. 

Yancey Roy
Provided by Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday about the New York state attorney general's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo was set to take questions from investigators on Saturday.

(Airs 07/18/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/19/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former 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 un-publishing the news in a digital world, the impact of a decline in news room employment on journalism, and much more.

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is to be questioned Saturday by investigators from the state attorney general's office. 

(07/15/21 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview today. Alan Chartock in Conversation with Joshua Rubenstein, Author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life.

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about the owner of Niskayuna's Thai Thai Bistro, who was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on labor trafficking charges.

Mike Goodwin
Provided by Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the New York Racing Association, which is holding pop-up hiring events to fill positions ahead of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. 

Yancey Roy
Provided by Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday about whether Republican candidates in New York state will embrace a fundraiser headlined by former President Donald Trump next month. 

(Airs 07/11/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/12/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about some of the stories that got away, how news organization should covering more of the positive news about COVID-19, and much more.

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about the rise in COVID-19 infections in parts of New York state. 

(Airs 07/08/21 @ 3 p.m. & 07/10/21 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

(Airs 7/08/21 @ 1 p.m), An encore 2004 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

Melissa Mangini
Provided by Melissa Mangini / Albany Business Review

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about the former Riverside Maple Farms site in Glenville, New York, which is set to host Adirondack Barrel Cooperage along with a distillery and tasting room. 

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that Niskayuna Central School District Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. is leaving his position for the same job at New Hartford Central School District. 

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that the New York State Assembly will issue subpoenas in its impeachment inquiry into Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

Melissa Mangini
Provided by Melissa Mangini / Albany Business Review

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about four Albany redevelopment projects that are currently tied up in court. 

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about a Monday press conference in Saratoga Springs in which Assistant Police Chief John Catone blamed racial justice activists for the recent violence in the city. 

Marina Villeneuve
Provided by Marina Villeneuve

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary, where self-described socialist India Walton upset four-term incumbent Mayor Byron Brown. 

(Airs 06/24/21 @ 3 p.m. & 06/26/21 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Senator James Skoufis. Skoufis is a Democrat from the 39th District and Chair of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

(Airs 03/26/20 @ 1p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist and author of the  book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

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