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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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(Airs 05/08/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo says a limited reopening may be coming soon for some upstate businesses, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on , and we’ll talk to a New York Power Authority employee sequestered work to keep the lights on in the state.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 8, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about this summer's horse racing season at Saratoga Race Course, which hangs in the balance amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 5/07/20 @ 3 pm. & 5/09/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 05/07/20 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in an encore In Conversation with longtime music journalist Jesse Jarnow. Jesse is the  author of the new book, Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist, and The Battle for the Soul of America.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy and the fight over people's health versus reopening business.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, for an update on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Otsego County's finances. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about a new video contest launched by New York state to encourage people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the city of Albany is making job cuts in light of a projected $17 million to $20 million revenue shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

May 4, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the state of New York's finances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 05/03/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/04/20 @ 3 p.m.)  The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about TV ratings at their highest ever because of people at home during the coronavirus pandemic and how it shows a divided America, the problem with crowd photos and more.

(Airs 05/01/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new report says the economic impact of the coronavirus will force big cuts to the state’s schools a local governments, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether Governor Cuomo’s high approval rating will last once the economic toll of the coronavirus becomes clear, and we’ll take a look at whether there will be racing at Saratoga Race Course this summer.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 1, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany is holding up amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 04/30/20 @ 3 p.m. & 05/02/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Times.

(Airs 04/30/20)  An encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's press briefing in Syracuse Tuesday, where Cuomo outlined his plan to eventually reopen parts of the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about how some area doctors are using plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 until a cure and vaccine is developed. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Apr 27, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to gradually reopen parts of the state after the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 04/26/20 @ 6 p.m. & 04/27/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about the trend in reporting good news, whether other stories are getting overlooked by the media because of Covid-19 coverage, and much more.

(Airs 04/24/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg will lead NY’s effort in the process of contact tracing for covid-19, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s meeting with President Trump this week, and the group common cause pushes the legislature to resume its regular session remotely.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about her new role spearheading when and how Western New York will come out of its New York On Pause COVID-19 restrictions.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Apr 24, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that KCG Development may abandon its $34 million waterfront project in Amsterdam, New York next month. 

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

(Airs 04/23/20 @ 3 p.m. & 04/25/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

(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.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting farmers in Otsego County. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's press briefing in Buffalo Tuesday, where Cuomo said some hospitals in areas less impacted by COVID-19 could resume elective outpatient surgeries. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about how some small business employees are declining to return to work because federal stimulus and unemployment benefits currently pay more than their jobs. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Apr 20, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that New York will begin coronavirus antibody testing Monday. 

(Airs 04/19/20 @ 6 p.m. & 04/20/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Barbara Lombardo, 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, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about President Trump ripping off an episode of Hannity’s show for propaganda, the Bloomberg news scandal, and media coverage in the time of Covid-19.

(Airs 04/17/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo takes executive action requiring every New Yorker in public wear a face mask, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on how one state lawmaker says we should pay for an estimated $10 billion budget deficit, and we’ll follow a nurse on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Apr 17, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that Albany International Airport expects $15 million as a result of the federal CARES Act. 

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