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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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  • August 14, 2018: Best of: Presidential Candidate Spouses

    August 14, 2018

    Dr. Laurel Elder, Professor of Political Science at Hartwick College, joined the show to discuss her new book from Palgrave MacMillan entitled “American Presidential Candidate Spouses: The Public’s Perspective”. (originally aired 7/4/18) Read More


  • August 14, 2018: Best of: Tick Borne Illness

    August 14, 2018

    Summer is the perfect time for New Yorkers to explore the outdoors. But how can you protect your family from tick borne illness like lyme disease and the Powassan virus? We heard from two experts from Cornell University on the issue: Dr. Laura Harrington, Professor of Entomology at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Laura Goodman, Assistant Research Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine. (originally aired 7/4/18) Read More


  • August 13, 2018: Best of: Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco

    August 14, 2018

    Syracuse Republican State Senator John DeFrancisco has decided not to seek reelection after serving for over 20 years in the State Senate. The Deputy Senate Majority Leader joined the show to discuss the recently concluded legislative session, as well as issues including fake news, President Trump’s impact on New York, the changing political landscape, and the future of the Republican Party in New York State. (originally aired 7/16/2018) Read More


  • August 12, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    August 14, 2018

    Guests Bob McCarthy, political reporter and columnist for The Buffalo News Bob Bellafiore, spokesperson for New Choice New York Danny Donohue, President of CSEA Christine Chung, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School and former Enforcement Branch Chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission Read More


  • August 10, 2018: Asm. Crystal Peoples-Stokes on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

    August 10, 2018

    We discussed the progress and the work that still needs to be done to meet the Governor’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) goals. Read More


  • August 10, 2018: Sen. Fred Akshar on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

    August 10, 2018

    The Senate Labor committee will be holding hearings to look into the State’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises program and how to improve New York’s business climate. We previewed the hearings with the chair of the Senate Labor Committee, Sen. Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton). Read More


  • August 10, 2018: Congressional Nate McMurray

    August 10, 2018

    This week, Rep. Chris Collins (R-Buffalo) was arrested on insider trading charges. Today, We met Democrat Nate McMurray, Grand Island Town Supervisor, who is looking to unseat Collins this November. Read More


  • August 10, 2018: Winners and Losers and Jimmy Vielkind

    August 10, 2018

    Who made this week’s Winners and Losers list? We found out when Jeff Coltin, staff reporter at City and State, joined the show. Then, Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY, stopped by to break down the news of the week that was. Read More


  • August 9, 2018: Stu Gruskin on Hudson River improvement study

    August 9, 2018

    Stu Gruskin, Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy, broke down a new report from The Nature Conservancy that outlines projects that can help restore and prepare the Hudson River for future changes. Read More


  • August 9, 2018: Denise Miranda on the state of the Justice Center

    August 9, 2018

    Denise Miranda, Executive Director of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, discussed the reforms taken to better respond to the issues impacting New York’s special needs community. 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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