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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.

Show Archive

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  • December 18, 2018: NYSAC’s Stephen Acquario

    December 18, 2018

    In his State of the State preview, Governor Cuomo called for the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana. Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties, stopped by to break down how legalization will impact counties and their legislative priorities. Read More

  • December 18, 2018: Political analysts Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg

    December 18, 2018

    With the session last than a month away, we previewed the jam packed legislative session with political analysts Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg. Read More

  • December 18, 2018: Planned Parenthood ESA’s Robin Chappelle Golston

    December 18, 2018

    Activists are hopeful that 2019 is the year that the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act are passed by the state legislature. We heard from Robin Chappelle Golston, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, on the issue. Read More

  • December 18, 2018: Speaker Carl Heastie

    December 18, 2018

    On Monday, Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) picked Buffalo Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes to serve as the next Assembly Majority Leader. We discussed the selection and the latest with the upcoming session. Read More

  • December 17, 2018: Voting Reforms

    December 17, 2018

    A new year brings a new legislative session. We previewed a number of the voting reforms that legislators may see when they return to Albany with Jenn Wilson, Director of Programs and Policy at the League of Women Voters. Read More

  • December 17, 2018: Sen. John DeFrancisco

    December 17, 2018

    With the New Year coming, a number of lawmakers are in their last weeks as an elected official. We heard from one of those members, Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse). Read More

  • December 17, 2018: Folk Music and Politics crossover

    December 17, 2018

    We explored the impact of music on important political causes in American history with Wanda Fischer, host of “The Hudson River Sampler”. Read More

  • December 17, 2018: Pay Raise Lawsuit

    December 17, 2018

    The pay raise commission was hit with a hurdle last week with a legal challenge from the Government Justice Center. We discussed the case with the organization’s Executive Director and General Counsel, Cameron MacDonald. Read More

  • December 16, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    December 16, 2018

    Guests: Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) Peter LaVenia, co-chair of the New York State Green Party Mark Dunlea, 2018 Green Comptroller nominee and Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund of New York StateAsm. John McDonald (D-Cohoes) Read More

  • December 14, 2018: Asm. John McDonald

    December 14, 2018

    With less than a month until the start of the legislative session, Asm. John McDonald (D-Cohoes) stopped by to discuss his legislative priorities. 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.
Fenner WMVQ (90.5 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 (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Rome WRVO Translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
(1020 AM and 91.9 FM)
Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Syracuse  WRVD (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Utica  WRVN (91.9 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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