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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 19, 2018: Immigration in New York State

    September 19, 2018

    A special presentation of Connect: NY: We took a snapshot of the issues facing new immigrants and refugees in upstate New York. From how national policy is changing America’s place in the world, to the economic revitalization being pioneered by refugees in Syracuse, we will explore how new Americans are creating communities; overcoming challenges and bridging the cultural divide with a panel of experts. What immigration looks like right here, right now. Our panel of experts include: Sarah F. Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; Abdul Saboor, Match Grant Coordinator at Interfaith Works CNY/Center for New Americans; Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Practice at Cornell Law School, and Co-director of the Cornell Law School Asylum Clinic; Haji Adan, Executive Director of RISE: Refugee & Immigrant Self-Empowerment Read More


  • September 19, 2018: Congressional candidate Joe Vitollo

    September 19, 2018

    While many Democrats are looking for a “blue wave”, one candidate is looking to turn New York’s 20th Congressional district red. We met GOP congressional candidate Joe Vitollo, who is looking to unseat Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam). Read More


  • September 18, 2018: Albany Know How

    September 19, 2018

    There is a lot of jargon and complex rules that are used in the State Capitol. We took a deep dive into the ABC’s of Albany with two lobbyists, Theresa Russo and Douglas Clark of Shenker, Russo & Clark. Read More


  • September 18, 2018: Sonia Ossorio on Kavanaugh and the state elections

    September 19, 2018

    The unfolding situation surrounding allegations of assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has left his nomination in limbo. Sonia Ossorio, President of the New York chapter of the National Organization of Women, discussed the allegations and the organization’s endorsements for the November state elections. Read More


  • September 18, 2018: Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

    September 19, 2018

    The news that Rep. Chris Collins (R-Buffalo) will not remove himself from November’s congressional ballot has thrown another twist into an already chaotic election cycle. We heard reaction from Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw (R) who was considered a frontrunner to replace Collins, on the situation. Read More


  • September 18, Joe Vitollo

    September 18, 2018

    While many Democrats are looking for a “blue wave”, one candidate is looking to turn New York’s 20th Congressional district red. We’ll meet GOP congressional candidate Joe Vitollo, who is looking to unseat Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam). Read More


  • September 18, Theresa Russo and Douglas Clark

    September 18, 2018

    There is a lot of jargon and complex rules that are used in the State Capitol. We’ll take a deep dive into the ABC’s of Albany with two lobbyists, Theresa Russo and Douglas Clark of Shenker, Russo & Clark. Read More


  • September 18, Sonia Ossorio

    September 18, 2018

    The unfolding situation surrounding allegations of assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has left his nomination in limbo. Sonia Ossorio, President of the New York chapter of the National Organization of Women, will discuss the allegations and the organization’s endorsements for the November state elections. Read More


  • September 18, Stefan Mychajliw

    September 18, 2018

    The news that Rep. Chris Collins (R-Buffalo) will not remove himself from November’s congressional ballot has thrown another twist into an already chaotic election cycle. We’ll hear reaction from Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw (R) who was considered a frontrunner to replace Collins, on the situation. Read More


  • September 17, 2018: Education issues in New York

    September 17, 2018

    Now that the school year is in full swing, we took a look at the issues impacting New York’s schools with Bob Lowry, Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research and Communications at New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium. 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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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.

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