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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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  • September 13, 2019: Ranked choice voting

    September 13, 2019

    New York City will be launching ranked choice voting for citywide elections this November. We got a primer on the topic from the Executive Director of Common Cause NY, Susan Lerner. Read More


  • September 13, 2019: Senators David Carlucci and Fred Akshar

    September 13, 2019

    The license plate plan from the Governor’s office has attracted bipartisan anger from across the state. We discussed the issue with two lawmakers taking action against the program, Sen. David Carlucci (D-New City), chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Sen. Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton), Ranking Member of the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committees. Read More


  • September 13, 2019: State Academy for Public Administration

    September 13, 2019

    The State Academy for Public Administration is giving this year’s Rockefeller Award for Distinguished Public Service to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at their annual meeting. We previewed the event with the organization’s Chair, Thomas Lukacs. Read More


  • September 13, 2019: Reporters

    September 13, 2019

    We took a look back at the news of the week that was when Bill Mahoney of Politico NY and Dan Clark of the New York Law Journal. Read More


  • September 12, 2019: Caregiver Tax Credit

    September 12, 2019

    A group of organizations are calling for the Governor to include a Family Caregiver Tax Credit in his state budget proposal. Bill Ferris and Kristen McManus, Associate State Directors at AARP NY, discussed why these tax credits are needed. Read More


  • September 12, 2019: 48th Anniversary of Attica

    September 12, 2019

    Forty-eight years after the Attica Prison uprising, advocates are calling for the unsealing of the grand jury investigation of the events. We heard about the push from Malcolm Bell, Former Special Assistant Attorney General, Chief Assistant of the New York State Attica Investigation, and author of The Attica Turkey Shoot, and Joe Heath, an attorney who represented Attica inmates. Read More


  • September 12, 2019: Ending the 24 Hour Workday

    September 12, 2019

    New legislation would end the 24-hour workday for home health aides. Asm. Harvey Epstein (D-Manhattan) explained how the legislation works along with home health aide Mary Lister. Read More


  • September 12, 2019: CLCPA Test

    September 12, 2019

    The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act set the state’s ambitious clean energy goals into law. Now, the debate is being waged on whether the state should halt any new fossil fuel developments. Jessica Azulay, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Green Economy, and Bob Wyman, co-founder of Dandelion Energy, weighed in on issue. Read More


  • September 11, 2019: Larry Levy

    September 11, 2019

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies and Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared his insights on the latest news. Read More


  • September 11, 2019: Fully funding universal pre-k

    September 11, 2019

    There is a push for the state to fully fund universal Pre-K programs. We heard from two lawmakers advocating for a funding increase; Asm. Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, and Asm. Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation. 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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