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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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  • May 24, 2018: Jeff Williams

    May 24, 2018

    Last week, the crucial Farm Bill failed to pass the House of Representatives. Jeff Williams, Director of Public Policy at the New York Farm Bureau, explained the impacts that this will have on New York’s farmers. Read More


  • May 24, 2018: Sen. Kemp Hannon

    May 24, 2018

    We heard from Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), chair of the Senate Health Committee, on the Legislature’s efforts to find a more effective response to the opioid crisis Read More


  • May 24, 2018: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

    May 24, 2018

    Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined the show to discuss the latest from the Democratic convention on Long Island and more. Read More


  • May 24, 2018: Ed Cox

    May 24, 2018

    Will Marc Molinaro and Julie Killian be the NY GOP’s golden ticket to the Governor’s Mansion? We discussed that and the latest buzz from the State Convention in New York City with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. Read More


  • May 23, 2018: Bruce Gyory

    May 23, 2018

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, returned with his analysis of the latest from the Albany political sphere. Read More


  • May 23, 2018: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

    May 23, 2018

    We heard from Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) on the state of the New York GOP and on key issues impacting the state as the legislative session winds down. Read More


  • May 23, 2018: Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister

    May 23, 2018

    Since 1856, New York has only had Democratic or Republican Governors. However, Larry Sharpe, Libertarian nominee for Governor is looking to change that. Sharpe and his nominee for Lieutenant Governor Andrew Hollister stopped by to discuss their path to the Governor’s office. Read More


  • May 23, 2018: Asm. Joe Lentol

    May 23, 2018

    Barbara Underwood was appointed yesterday by the Legislature as the first female Attorney General in the history of New York State. We discussed the appointment and the effort to pass criminal justice reforms by the end of session with Asm. Joe Lentol (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Assembly Codes Committee. Read More


  • May 22, 2018: Bill Lipton

    May 22, 2018

    On Saturday, the Working Families Party officially nominated Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively. We heard from Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families Party, on the nomination and their decision to delay nominating a candidate for Attorney General. Read More


  • May 22, 2018: Alisa Wellek and Khalil Cumberbatch

    May 22, 2018

    Under current law, immigrants convicted of a crime can be deported after facing a sentence of over one year. Activists are pushing for New York to shorten the maximum sentence for Class A misdemeanors by just one day to allow federal immigration judges discretion on a case by case basis. Alisa Wellek, Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, and Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society, explained the impact this will have for immigrants across 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:

City  Station Time
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.
Watertown WRVJ (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Watkins Glen WRFI (91.9 FM) 3 p.m.

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