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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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Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a number of police reforms being considered by the New York state Legislature, some of which were passed Monday. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jun 8, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about a package of police reform bills that is expected to be considered by the New York state Legislature this week. 

(Airs 06/07/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/08/20 @ 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, 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 how cable news is covering the George Floyd protests for racial justice, how words matter in headlines, a little bit of name that tune, and much more.

(Airs 06/05/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Voting rights advocates say more needs to be done to ensure everyone can vote in the coming June 23rd primary, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s criticism of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s handling of looting in Manhattan during the protests over the death of George Floyd, and we’ll take you to a protest in Albany on Monday and get the response from owners whose businesses were damaged.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jun 5, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how some Albany businesses, like Fresh & Fly Clothing, are fighting to survive as a result of COVID-19 and the city's recent lootings. 

(Airs 06/04/20 @ 3 p.m. & 06/06/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Times.

(Airs 06/04/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Thomas Patterson, the Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Alan and Professor Patterson discuss his book Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself?

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that the Capital Region will begin Phase Two of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the continued protests in Albany Monday over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jun 1, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, for an overview on the weekend's protests against police brutality across New York state. 

(Airs 05/31/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/01/20 @ 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 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, Barbara, Judy and Rex talk about the President versus Twitter, the power of bystander, and a thoughtful discussion on how the media covers race and racism.

(Airs 05/29/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order that allows businesses to deny entry to customers who aren’t wearing a mask. He says its intended to improve public health and reduce fights, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s visit with President Trump, and we’ll get an update from New York’s Lieutenant Governor about re-opening from the coronavirus upstate.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 29, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about why Novel Coworking is still investing $6.5 million in downtown Albany. 

(Airs 05/28/20 @ 3 p.m. & 05/30/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Robert Schneider, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

Cooperstown Main Street
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 made for a rather quiet Memorial Day weekend in Otsego County. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette for an update on the coronavirus pandemic in the Capital Region. They also discuss a 200-person gathering at the Canajoharie Creek that was broken up by three separate police agencies Tuesday.  

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that New York state and local governments will pay death benefits to the families of frontline workers who died of COVID-19. 

(Airs 05/24/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/25/20 @ 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, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current 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 coverage of the President saying he’s taking Hydroxychloroquine, if wealth or Government should subsidize the press, whether the press can cover Covid-19 and other topics at the same time, and more.

(Airs 05/22/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo is running out of time to make some big decisions about NY’s $14 billion dollar budget deficit, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the state's Democratic Party leadership giving up its attempt to cancel the presidential primary, and we’ll take a look at how public employees might be economically impacted by COVID-19.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about the coronavirus and how New York is doing statewide so far.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 22, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Cookie Therapy ALB, which has seen orders skyrocket since opening during the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 5/21/20 @ 3 p.m. & 5/23/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bea Grause, President of The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Otsego County — particularly on its tourism industry. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about the coronavirus pandemic, and reports that the Capital Region can officially begin Phase 1 of reopening Wednesday. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the Capital Region almost has enough contract tracers to meet New York's standards for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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 New York. 

(Airs 05/17/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/18/20 @ 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 how viewership is up for public TV, Alan shares a retraction, the President Trump’s attack on CBS News reporter and Asian American, Weijia, and much more.

(Airs 05/15/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo urges Congress to include money to help states decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on state legislators indicating that raising taxes is an option to deal with the economic fallout from covid-19, and a new poll finds more New Yorkers than not say they want to extend PAUSE past this week’s deadline.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 15, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Mealeo, the Latham-based restaurant delivery service that has seen a record number of orders during the coronavirus pandemic. 

(Airs 05/14/20 @ 3 p.m. & 05/16/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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