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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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  • October 19, 2018: Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Larry Sharpe

    October 19, 2018

    In 2016, Gary Johnson secured nearly 4 percent of the nationwide vote as the Libertarian presidential nominee. This cycle, businessman Larry Sharpe is looking to build on that momentum and finally push the Libertarian Party past the 50,000 vote threshold it needs to qualify for automatic ballot access for the first time in the state party’s history. In the first of our interviews with the candidates seeking to be the next Governor of New York, the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial nominee Larry Sharpe sits down with Susan to discuss the issues impacting New Yorkers including education, privatization, and unionization. Read More


  • October 18, 2018: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

    October 18, 2018

    Democrats are looking to flip legislative houses on both the state and federal level on Election Day. County Executive Steve Bellone (D-Suffolk) discussed how the SALT deduction will impact races across New York. Read More


  • October 18, 2018: Brava

    October 18, 2018

    The YWCA of the Greater Capitol Region is holding their annual Brava fundraiser. The event raises funds to purchase bras for local women who have been displaced. Author Marion Roach Smith previewed the event. Read More


  • October 18, 2018: Judith Enck and Liz Moran on drinking water standards

    October 18, 2018

    The State’s Drinking Water Quality Council decided on Wednesday not to place minimum standards on water contaminants like PFOA. Liz Moran, Water and Natural Resources Director for Environmental Advocates of New York, and Judith Enck, former Region 2 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, unpacked what this means for communities like Hoosick Falls across the state. Read More


  • October 18, 2018: Incoming Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon

    October 18, 2018

    The decision by County Executive Joanie Mahoney (R-Onondaga) to resign before the end of her term left many surprised and the legislature with the task of selecting a new County Executive. We met the incoming County Executive and current County Legislative Chairman Ryan McMahon (R). Read More


  • October 18, 2018: Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

    October 18, 2018

    Ben Walsh is the first non-Democrat or Republican to be elected Mayor of Syracuse in over 100 years. Now that his first year in office is winding to an end, we got an update on the latest developments in the Salt City. Read More


  • October 17, 2018: I-STOP

    October 17, 2018

    Gregory Krakower, counsel at Getnick & Getnick LLC and former Senior Advisor and Counselor to the New York State Attorney General, broke down how the I-STOP program helped combat the opioid crisis. Read More


  • October 17, 2018: Cazenovia Forum preview

    October 17, 2018

    We previewed an upcoming Cazenovia Forum event with Diane Clark, President of the Cazenovia Forum. Read More


  • October 17, 2018: United Nations Climate Report

    October 17, 2018

    A new United Nations report has some startling findings on the effects of climate change on the planet. We broke down the report’s findings with Dr. Natalie Mahowald, lead author of the UN Climate report and Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Engineering; and Mathias Vuille, climate scientist and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at UAlbany. Read More


  • October 17, 2018: New York Law Journal’s Dan Clark

    October 17, 2018

    Dan Clark, reporter at the New York Law Journal, updated us on the ousting of two judges in New York. 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:

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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.
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