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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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  • May 17, 2019: Women’s Rights

    May 17, 2019

    Activists were in Albany this week to call for the decriminalization of sex work to end the cycle of harm. Taina Bien Aime, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, discussed why she believes decriminalization will just extend the cycle of harm. Read More


  • May 17, 2019: Upcoming Sloop Clearwater events

    May 17, 2019

    2019 is the centennial anniversary of singer/activist Pete Seeger’s birth and the 50th anniversary of the Sloop Clearwater. We caught up with the Sloop Clearwater’s environmental and educational efforts with Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and Betsy Garthwaite, former captain of the Clearwater and board member of the organization. Read More


  • May 17, 2019: NYS GOP Chair Ed Cox

    May 17, 2019

    After a disappointing 2018 midterm election, New York GOP Chair Ed Cox is facing a strong intraparty challenge from Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy. We heard from Chairman Cox on his reelection effort. Read More


  • May 17, 2019: W&L and Reporters

    May 17, 2019

    Bill de Blasio has been a recurring character on City and State’s Winners and Losers List, will his run for the White House end with him being a winner? We found out who made this week’s list when Zach Williams, reporter for City and State, joined the show. Then, we had more on de Blasio 2020 and the other news of the week when we looked back with Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, and Marie French, energy and environment reporter at Politico NY. Read More


  • May 16, 2019: Stonewall/Women’s Rights Musical Performances

    May 16, 2019

    We previewed musical events marking the anniversaries of the Stonewall Riots and the adoption of the 19th amendment with David Alan Miller, Maestro of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Read More


  • May 16, 2019: Gov. Paterson and Audioeye

    May 16, 2019

    Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, we talked with former Governor David Paterson (D), who is serving as a consultant for Audioeye, and Carr Bettis, Executive Chairman of Audioeye, on the work Audioeye does to help people living with disabilities reach more information. Read More


  • May 16, 2019: Rising Prescription Costs

    May 16, 2019

    With the rising cost of prescription drugs, the AARP rallied in Albany this week to call on the Cuomo administration and legislature to do more to protect New Yorker’s wallets. Beth Finkel, AARP New York State Director, and C. Alicia Georges, AARP National Volunteer President, discussed the bills they would like to see passed prior to the end of session. Read More


  • May 16, 2019: Sen. Tim Kennedy

    May 16, 2019

    The State Senate acted on a number of transportation related bills before they left Albany on Wednesday. Senate Transportation Committee Chair Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) explained how the new measures will impact New Yorkers. Read More


  • May 15, 2019: David Cay Johnston

    May 15, 2019

    The conversation surrounding the President’s tax returns has heated up after the State Senate passed legislation that would allow Congress to request the state tax returns of certain individuals including the President. David Cay Johnston, author, DC Report Founder and Reporter, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law, who has been following the tax return battle explained what can be learned from released tax returns and its impacts. Read More


  • May 15, 2019: Erie Co. GOP Chair Nick Langworthy

    May 15, 2019

    People across the country are glued to their televisions as they watch the fight for power in the show Game of Thrones. Erie County Republican Committee Chair Nick Langworthy is hoping to be victorious in his quest to be the new chair of the State Republican Party by dethroning Chair Ed Cox. We were joined by the Erie County Chair when he stopped by the studio. 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.

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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:

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Clayton  WRVH (89.3 FM) 8 p.m.
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Ithaca  WICR (88.1 FM) 3 p.m.
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Jamestown WUBJ (88.1 FM) 8 p.m.
Kingston  Annendale-on-Hudon | WLHV (88.1 FM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
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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.
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