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The Capitol Pressroom streams live weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:35 a.m. For air times on your local station, please check the “Air times” tab on this page.

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  • February 20, 2018: Sen. Patrick Gallivan

    February 20, 2018

    Sen. Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma), chair of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; discussed his push for additional funding in the budget to provide for more security for employees in state operated correctional facilities. Read More


  • February 20, 2018: Mary Lynch and Melanie Trimble

    February 20, 2018

    The Rensselaer County Sheriff has proposed using local law enforcement to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in enforcing federal immigration law. Mary Lynch, Albany Law Professor, Director of the Center for Excellence in Law, and Editor of the Best Practices For Legal Education Blog; and Melanie Trimble, Capital Region Chapter Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, explained the impacts this decision will have on immigrant communities in the county. Read More


  • February 20, 2018: Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg

    February 20, 2018

    We broke down the latest from Albany with political strategists Bob Bellafiore of Stanhope Partners and Steve Greenberg of Greenberg Public Relations. Read More


  • February 20, 2018: James Cromwell and Pramilla Malick

    February 20, 2018

    Activists are highlighting the fracked gas plant that is at the center of the Percoco trial in hopes of ending progress on the project. We heard from Pramilla Malick, founder of Protect Orange County, and James Cromwell, actor and environmental activist, who protested outside the courthouse where the Percoco trial is being held. Read More


  • February 19, 2018: Best of: Larry Levy

    February 20, 2018

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on how the DC tax overhaul will impact state legislators in their respective districts. Read More


  • February 19, 2018: Best of: Empire State Plaza Microgrid Project

    February 20, 2018

    How will the proposed NYPA fracked gas power plant impact the environment? We broke down the numbers with Keith Schue, electrical engineer, and Jay Egg, geothermal expert and founder of Egg Geothermal. Read More


  • February 19, 2018: Best of: Sen. Brian Kavanagh

    February 20, 2018

    New York has the third lowest gun-related death rate in the United States. A new package of legislation is looking to lower that rate even further. Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) explained his legislation that aims to curb gun violence. Read More


  • February 19, 2018: Best of: Sen. Cathy Young and Asm. Helene Weinstein

    February 20, 2018

    This year’s legislative budget hearings are the first to feature two women at the helm. Sen. Cathy Young (R-Olean), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Asm. Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn), chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, discussed their views on the budget hearings and more. Read More


  • February 18, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    February 20, 2018

    Guests: Julie Killian, Republican candidate for 37th State Senate district seat; former Rye City councilor & former Rye Deputy Mayor Patrick Curran and Barbara DeLong, parents and members of Statewide Advocacy Network (SWAN) State Senator Brian Benjamin, D- Harlem Martin Horn, Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY’s John Jay College and Executive Director of the NYS Sentencing Commission; former Commissioner of both NYC Dept of Corrections and Dept of Probation & Donna Young, Professor of Law, Albany Law School Read More


  • February 16, 2018: Joseph Belluck

    February 16, 2018

    The State Education department has announced that they are challenging the SUNY Charter Schools Institute’s teacher certification standards. Joseph Belluck, SUNY Trustee and Chair of the Charter School Committee, weighed in. Read More


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The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The show features  interviews with important newsmakers.

It also features analysis from seasoned political reporters who work the Albany beat for newspapers and wire services around the state including The New York Times, Newsday, the Albany Times, Union, Gannett News Service and the Associated Press.

The Capitol Pressroom Weekend, is a one-hour show filled with the week’s best interview segments from The Capitol Pressroom.

City  Station Time
Albany WHDD-AM (1020AM) Saturdays at noon
Kingston WLHV-FM (88.1) Saturdays at noon
New York City (WNYC-820 AM) Sundays at 6 a.m.
Ossining (WQXW 90.3) Sundays at 6 a.m.

Host Susan Arbetter is an award-winning broadcast journalist who brings more than 15 years of experience to the Pressroom as an Albany correspondent.

The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.

The show also airs in the cities below:

City  Station Time
Albany  WVCR (88.3 FM) 5 p.m.
Binghamton WSQX (91.5 FM) 8 p.m.
Buffalo  WBFO (88.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Clayton  WRVH (89.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva  WRVO translator (90.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Hamilton WRVO translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Ithaca  WICR (88.1 FM) 3 p.m.
Ithaca WRVO translator (92.5 FM) 8 p.m.
Jamestown WUBJ (88.1 FM) 8 p.m.
Kingston  Annendale-on-Hudon | WLHV (88.1 FM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
New York City WNYC (820AM) Sunday 6 a.m.
Norwich  WRVO translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Olean WOLN (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Ossining  WQXW (90.3 FM) 5 a.m. Sunday
Oswego  WRVO (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
(1020 AM and 91.9 FM)
Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Syracuse  WRVO (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Utica  WRVN (99.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Watertown WRVJ (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Watkins Glen WRFI (91.9 FM) 3 p.m.

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