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The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom airs weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:55 a.m. daily.

Show Archive

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  • Sept. 22, 2014: Peter Iwanowicz, Siena Poll, Sen. Krueger and Jaron Benjamin, David Hantman

    September 22, 2014

    We debrief Environmental Advocates Executive Director Peter Iwanowicz about Sunday’s climate change march in New York City as well as the EPA’s decision to put the kibosh on the Environmental Facilities Corporation’s loan to the Tappan Zee bridge project. U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei holds an 8 percentage point lead over Republican challenger John Katko in […] Read More

  • Sept. 19, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, Ken Lovett and Scott Waldman, Seth Gladstone, Susan Lerner and Howard Leib

    September 19, 2014

    Ashley Hupfl, reporter for City and State, provides our weekly dose of Winners and Losers. Our reporter roundtable features Scott Waldman, reporter for Capital New York, and Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. Just in time for tomorrow’s climate march in NYC, Food and Water Watch has released a new […] Read More

  • Sept. 18, 2014: Howie Hawkins, remembering Joe Persico

    September 18, 2014

    Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins was here earlier this week picking up the endorsements of both Ralph Nader and Randy Credico. We spoke with him about a whole spectrum of issues from energy development to upstate cities. We remember Joe Persico, author, Rockefeller’s Speechwriter & advocate for war veterans. He was last here […] Read More

  • Sept. 17, 2014: Education roundtable, Donna Williams, Heather Briccetti

    September 17, 2014

    A conversation about the Common Core with education stakeholders including Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association and Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium. Original air date: Sept. 1, 2014 We catch up with Donna Williams, founder of Field-Goods, which is sort of like a CSA, but not. The Business […] Read More

  • Sept. 16, 2014: Sherriff Craig Apple and Prof. Sarah Rogerson, Larry Levy, Jim Tallon

    September 16, 2014

    We discuss the issues facing undocumented immigrants who find themselves caught up in the web of law enforcement with Professor Sarah Rogerson of Albany Law School and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Hoftra’s Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies Larry Levy shares his thoughts on the primaries as well as this week’s […] Read More

  • Sept. 15, 2014: Susan Lerner, Sen. Tony Avella, Gerson Borrero, Hank Sheinkopf

    September 15, 2014

    When is an independent 10 person panel not an independent 10 person panel? According to Susan Lerner, Executive Director of the Common Cause/NY, it’s when legislators get to choose who’s on the panel. Lawyers for Common Cause were in court last week arguing against the language approved by the Board of Elections describing Proposition 1 […] Read More

  • ‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Sept. 14, 2014

    September 14, 2014

    Former Democratic candidates for Governor Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout & Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu. Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Chairman Mike Gianaris, (D-Astoria) State Senator John Bonacic (R – Monticello), chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, (D – Mt. Vernon) chairman of the Assembly Racing and […] Read More

  • Sept. 12, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, Jimmy Vielkind, Ralph Nader, Mayor Lovely Warren, Wayne Winegarden

    September 12, 2014

    Winners and Losers with City and State’s Ashley Hupfl. Reporter Roundtable featuring Ken Lovett of the NY Daily News and Jimmy Vielkind of Capital New York. Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Howie Hawkins’ campaign for Governor. Nader will be in upstate New York this Sunday. We discuss racism, Ferguson and Rochester’s […] Read More

  • Sept. 11, 2014: Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, Asm. Morelle, Asm. Pretlow and Sen. Bonacic, Phillip Musegaas

    September 11, 2014

    Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu reflect on their influential primary campaign. It’s been a tough few weeks for Rochester with the death of city police officer Daryl Pierson, and then the plane crash in which long-time business leaders Larry and Jane Glazer were killed. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle joins us to talk about both […] Read More

  • Sept. 10, 2014: Jefrey Pollock, Bruce Gyory, Sen. Mike Gianaris, John Cahill, Sen. DeFrancisco

    September 10, 2014

    Jefrey Pollock, the Cuomo campaign’s pollster joins with analysis. The results are in. We have post-primary analysis with political strategist & UAlbany adjunct professor of Political Science Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Senator Mike Gianaris, D – Astoria, Chair of the Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee joins us with a look ahead to […] 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. It airs Sundays at 6 a.m. on WQXW in Ossining, NY.

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 airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on WCNY-FM and can be streamed online right here at that time.

The show also airs in the cities below:

City   Call Letters Time
Albany WVCR-FM (88.3 FM) 5 p.m.
Albany WHDDAM1020 and 91.9 FM Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Binghamton WSQX-FM (91.5 FM) 11 a.m.
Buffalo WBFO-FM (88.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Buffalo WNED-AM (970 AM) 8 p.m.
Clayton WRVH-FM (89.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Cortland WFUC-FM (90.5 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva Translator (90.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva WRVO-FM (88.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Ithaca ICR (88.1 FM) 1 p.m.
Hamilton WRCU-FM (90.1 FM) 8 p.m.
Hamilton Translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Kingston WLHV-FM (88.1 FM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Kingston WGHQ (920 AM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Norwich Translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Odessa WINO-FM (89.9 FM) 1 p.m.
Ossining WQXW (90.3) 6 a.m. (weekend)
Oswego WRVO-FM (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI-AM (1370 AM) 11 a.m.
Syracuse WRVD-FM (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Utica WRVN-FM (99.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Watertown WRVJ-FM (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Watkins Glen WRFI-FM (91.9 FM) 1 p.m.

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