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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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  • June 14, 2019: Legislative pay raises and vaccine legal fights

    June 14, 2019

    Christopher Bopst, Special Counsel at the law firm of Wilder & Linneball, updated us on the latest in the legal case challenging the legislative pay raises. Read More


  • June 14, 2019: Medication-assisted treatment

    June 14, 2019

    The effects of opioid addiction do not disappear at the jailhouse door. A package of legislation sponsored by Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, would bring medication-assisted treatment to New York’s correctional institutions. We heard from the Assemblymember and Patricia Herring, activist and mother of Matthew who died of an overdose in 2017, on the legislation. Read More


  • June 14, 2019: W&L and Reporters

    June 14, 2019

    Starting off this Friday, Zach Williams, reporter at City and State filled us in on who made this week’s Winners and Losers list. Then, we looked back at the news-filled week that was with Vivian Wang, State Politics reporter for the New York Times, and Bill Mahoney, Politico NY reporter. Read More


  • June 13, 2019: Government oversight

    June 13, 2019

    With five legislative session days remaining, Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, and John Kaehny, Executive Director of Reinvent Albany, updated us on the latest with JCOPE and what they expect will be in a potential “big ugly” now that there is agreement on rent reform. Read More


  • June 13, 2019: EJ McMahon and Asm. Richard Brodsky

    June 13, 2019

    Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky and EJ McMahon, Founder and Research Director of the Empire Center, shared their insights into the effects of the legislation and the political implications. Read More


  • June 13, 2019: Mobile Home Resident Protections

    June 13, 2019

    We heard from Asm. Fred Thiele (I-Bridgehampton), chair of the Assembly Committee on Local Governments, and Maribeth Sheedy, President of the Akron Mobile Home Park Tennant’s Association, on the protections the legislation has for mobile home residents. Read More


  • June 13, 2019: Asms. Pat Fahy and Pamela Hunter

    June 13, 2019

    This week, legislative leaders reached a landmark deal on rent reform legislation. Today, Asm. Pat Fahy (D-Albany) and Asm. Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) stopped by discuss how their Upstate districts will be impacted by the legislation. Read More


  • June 12, 2019: Larry Levy

    June 12, 2019

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on how the end-of-session hot button issues will play in key swing districts. Read More


  • June 12, 2019: The intersection of medical and recreational marijuana

    June 12, 2019

    One of the big issues still remaining on the table is recreational marijuana. We’ll talk about the legalization issue and it’s impact on the state’s medical marijuana program with Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Central New York Chapter Director at the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Melissa Moore, Deputy New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance. Read More


  • June 12, 2019: Andy Cohen on gestational surrogacy

    June 12, 2019

    Louisiana, Michigan, and New York are the remaining three states that restrict gestational surrogacy. Andy Cohen, Bravo TV Host and surrogate father, stopped by to explain how legislation in the state legislature would impact him and his family. 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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New York City (WNYC-820 AM) Sundays at 6 a.m.
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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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Norwich  WRVO translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
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