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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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Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jul 6, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, for an update on the coronavirus pandemic in Long Island and New York City. 

(Airs 07/05/20 @ 6 p.m. & 07/06/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, 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, Rosemary, Barbara and Rex talk about what to do when there is too much news, the long list of companies that are pulling their ads from Facebook, the pro-trump media outlets in denial of Covid-19, and more.

(Airs 07/03/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The Governor’s budget office temporarily withholds 20% of state aid to several cities in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo calling on President Trump to issue an executive order requiring American’s to wear a mask, and we’ll take you a recent seminar on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jul 3, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a potential affiliation between the Center for Economic Growth and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.  

(Airs 07/02/20 @ 3 p.m. & 070420 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 07/02/20) An encore 2011 Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Dr. Christopher Breiseth discuss FDR's Four Freedoms Speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to  hear the speech as it was delivered on January 6, 1941.

Peter Barber

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about a heated altercation between protesters and the owner of Bumpy's Polar Freeze in Schenectady, New York Tuesday afternoon. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the parent company of St. Peter's Health Partners is planning additional job cuts, extended furloughs, and schedule reductions in light of revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

(Airs 06/28/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/29/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Jenn Smith, a reporter and Community Engagement Editor at The Berkshire Eagle. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Jenn, and Rex talk about whether the owners of media organizations influence the news, how to cover a community when you don’t have enough reporters, why being uncomfortable is necessary for journalists, and more.

(Airs 06/26/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Cities in the state are struggling to balance their budgets as a movement grows at the capitol to raise taxes on the wealthy, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s primary elections, and Consumer advocates and environmentalists applaud the Governor for signing a bill to stop utility shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jun 26, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about computer chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries' plans for a 66-acre property in Malta, New York.

(Airs 6/25/20 @ 3 p.m. & 06/27/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

(Airs 6/25/20) Today at 1 O’clock, an encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Joseph Tieri, Osteopath and Author of End Everyday Pain For 50+, A 10 Minute-A-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening, and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette for an early update on some of Tuesday's major primaries in the Capital Region. Final results could take a week or two in some races, as mail-in ballots continue to come in. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jun 22, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about President Trump's decision to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York. 

(Airs 06/21/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/22/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Judy talk about the possibility of regulatory changes to Facebook, an extraordinary interview by Fox news, cutting mugshot galleries from newspaper websites, and more.

(Airs 06/19/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A bill is introduced that would help protect the privacy of New Yorkers who give personal information to coronavirus contact tracers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Senate Minority Leader Flanagan stepping down early, and we’ll speak with the Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and the Commander of the State Police Troop G about the state of policing in New York.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jun 19, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how the coronavirus pandemic could result in more manufacturers bringing their operations back to the U.S. 

(Airs 06/18/20 @ 3 p.m. & 06/20/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Republican North Country State Senator Betty Little.

(Airs 6/18/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian Nephrologist and author who has written about intermittent fasting and how it helps reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Fung's books include: The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting and The Diabetes Code.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
Karen DeWitt/New York Now

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about the future of police reform in the state, amid the ongoing protests against police brutality. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about the start of school budget approvals in the Capital Region Tuesday night. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that more than 50 Child Victims Act lawsuits were filed against the Albany Diocese Monday. 

Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has received roughly 25,000 complaints about businesses not following reopening guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 06/14/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/15/20 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record., and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Barbara, Rex, and Rosemary talk about what stories we’re missing while the media focuses on the Pandemic and racial strife, confronting racism within the press, and much more.

(Airs 6/12/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the state legislature wraps up passage of a package of bills on police reform, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the historic legislation, and two state lawmakers have come up with a plan inspired by the economic crisis brought by the Great Depression.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jun 12, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Atlast Food, a spinoff of Ecovative which recently received $7 million to produce a plant-based bacon. 

(Airs 6/11/20 @ 3 p.m. & 6/13/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

Bryce Wooden
Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about a Sunday rally where roughly 800 people protested police brutality in Cooperstown, New York. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about how recent protests against police brutality in the Capital Region might impact the coronavirus pandemic. 

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