David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(09/13/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rick Winston, Professor and Author of the book Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about today's primary race for Otsego County sheriff.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor for The Daily Gazette, about the $800 million expansion by Regeneron, a biotechnology company in East Greenbush, N.Y. They also discuss armed grounds monitors in the Saratoga Springs City School District.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about 9/11 memorial events being held around the region today.  The pair also discuss a gondola project across the Hudson River.

(Airs 09/09/18 & 09/10/18) 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, Barbara Lombardo is a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Barbara and Ira talk about the New York Times decision to run an anonymous editorial from a Trump administration official, Bob Woodward's revelations raise disturbing questions about Trump in the new book Fear, and a listener letter about local opioid abuse coverage.

(Airs 09/07/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: with the primaries less than a week away, we’ll take a look at single payer heathcare as an issue in the governor’s race, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a major endorsement for Governor Cuomo this week, and New York’s junior U.S. senator wants the state’s dairy industry to be protected in any NAFTA renegotiation with Canada.

(Airs 09/06/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon, a Democrat challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in next week's primary in New York.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about AgZeit, an indoor farming company, based in Endicott, N.Y.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the sheriff's race in Montgomery County.  The pair also discuss Schnectady County Community College's name change.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about New York State Health Department grants, which were awarded to an Orange County- based private medical coporation.  The pair also recap the 2018 Saratoga horse racing season.

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Buearu Chief for The New York Daily News, about the 2018 gubernatorial race.  The pair also discuss state Attorney General candidate Letitia James.

(Airs 09/02 & 09/03/18) 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, and On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Canadian newsprint being overturned, whether reporters should ‘out’ Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a former anonymous source, and much more.

(Airs 08/31/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon face off in their only debate before the Sept 13 election, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on how the debate went and what impact, if any, it will have on the election, and A number of groups gathered across New York this week to sound off on the state’s policy of valuing solar energy.

(Airs 08/30/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with the Republican candidate for New York State Comptroller Jonathan Trichter.

(Airs 08/30/18 @ 1 p.m.), WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with John Cohen – musicologist, photographer, filmmaker and founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers. John will be performing with The Downhill Strugglers on Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m., and doing an afternoon storytelling workshop on Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. as part of the Oldtone Roots Music Festival at Cool Whisper Farm in North Hillsdale, NY. You can find out more at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about regional police and fire department salaries.  The pair also discuss a new brewery and taproom coming to Schenectady, N.Y.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about expected layoffs at GlobalFoundries in Malta, New York. The pair also discuss a T.U. report that Saratoga Springs police misled the public about an internal investigation into a police encounter, which led to the death of a 21-year-old black man.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the death of Arizona Senator John McCain.  The pair also discuss the state's 2018 race for Lieutenant Governor. 

(Airs 8/26 & 8/27) 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 Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and former Chair of the Journalism program at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Rosemary talk about tabloid journalism’s role in a Presidential cover-up, what it takes to make it as a young reporter today, and more.

(Airs 8/24/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A new survey of Hoosick Falls residents finds higher rates of illnesses after the village water supply was contaminated with PFOA, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the state’s first in the nation commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct, and an audio postcard from our Lucas Willard on renovations to a Hudson river seawall.

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The 149th annual running of the Travers Stakes takes place on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. WAMC Morning Edition host David Guistina and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus talk about the track's most popular day and the controversy surrounding the treatment of horses at the historic race course.

(Airs 8/23/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

(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

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about convicted child killer Marybeth Tinning, who was released from prison yesterday.  The pair also discuss a Schenectady hiker's cautionary tale.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Andrew Cuomo's ongoing feud with President Trump.  The pair also discuss Republican state attorney general candidate Keith Wofford.

(Airs 08/19 & 08/20/18) 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, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Barbara Lombardo is a 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, Ira and Barbara talk about nearly 300 newspapers writing coordinated editorials refuting President Trump’s claim that journalists are the enemies of the people, and as newspapers make cuts, grassroots solutions are fueling a resurgence of local journalism.

(Airs 08/17/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: tempers flared after the New York State Board of Elections voted to limit the subpoena powers of the investigator in charge of enforcing campaign finance violations, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s visit upstate, and we take a look back at love canal.

(Airs 8/16/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(8/16/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with singer, songwriter, musician and actor Marshall Crenshaw about his performance this Saturday for the Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center with Willie Nile and Christine Ohlman in tribute to legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Jornal and AllOtsego.com, about Cooperstown, New York Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh's recent visit to Marinette, Wisconsin.

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