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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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  • April 24, 2018: Anderson Breakfast Series

    April 24, 2018

    Today’s Anderson Breakfast discussion looked into the legal bumps standing in the way of autonomous vehicles traveling the roadways of the Empire State. Edward De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and Hilary Cain, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at Toyota dropped by to break down the legal issues. Read More


  • April 24, 2018: Parolee Voting

    April 24, 2018

    The Governor has signed an executive order in which the right to vote would be considered for individuals released from incarceration that are currently on parole. Myrna Perez, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, discussed the move that could restore suffrage to roughly 35,000 New Yorkers. Read More


  • April 24, 2018: Maya Van Rossum

    April 24, 2018

    Maya Van Rossum, Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper, weighed in on the Governor’s announced plastic bag ban as well as her new book “The Green Amendment” which looks into amending the state and federal constitutions to ensure our right to a healthy environment. Read More


  • April 24, 2018: Sen. Todd Kaminsky

    April 24, 2018

    Last week, Attorney General Schneiderman called on the state legislature to close a loophole in the state’s double jeopardy laws that would prevent a recipient of a presidential pardon to be charged with crimes in New York State. Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) explained his proposed legislation to close the loophole. Read More


  • April 24, 2018: Anne Reynolds

    April 23, 2018

    Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, explained the impact that the Governor’s recently announced energy efficiency will have. Read More


  • April 24, 2018: Climate March

    April 23, 2018

    Activists are making their way to Albany today to call for Governor Cuomo to “Walk the Talk” on climate action. We discussed the march and its goals with two activists, Kim Fraczek, Director of Sane Energy Project, and Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director of Food and Water Watch. Read More


  • April 23, 2018: Julie Killian

    April 23, 2018

    The result in tomorrow’s special election in George Latimer’s former State Senate district will play a key role in the balance of power in the State Senate. We heard from Julie Killian, Republican nominee for the seat and former Rye City Councilwoman, on the last minute efforts to flip the seat. Read More


  • April 23, 2018: Asms. Amy Paulin and Richard Gottfried

    April 23, 2018

    Today, the Assembly Health Committee is holding a hearing on proposed legislation that would bring medical aid in dying to New York. We previewed the hearing with the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Asm. Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) and Asm. Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale). Read More


  • April 22, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    April 23, 2018

    It’s Earth Day. Who better to talk to about New York’s environmental challenges than former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck. Have you ever heard the phrase, “menstrual equity”? Manhattan Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal is fighting for it, and recently had some success addressing the issue. More on the Tamp Act in this half hour. The Working Families Party has had quite a week – first some of their union supporters left them, and then the Governor announced he wouldn’t seek the party’s endorsement – or perhaps it was the other way around. Anyway, we will hear from the Party’s 2 top leaders — co-Chair Karen Scharff and State Director Bill Lipton. And suburban voters may not like what Cynthia Nixon has been saying about property taxes. Hofstra’s Larry Levy will have more. Read More


  • April 20, 2018: Best of: Andy Zepp

    April 23, 2018

    Andy Zepp, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, discussed his organization’s efforts to stop the damage that toxic algae has had on the Finger Lakes region. (Originally aired 11/17/17) 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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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.
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