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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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  • February 22, 2018: Dave Friedfel

    February 22, 2018

    Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission, broke down his organization’s analysis of the proposed education aid in the Executive budget proposal. Read More


  • February 22, 2018: Larry Sharpe

    February 22, 2018

    We met the Libertarian candidate looking to make his way to the Governor’s Mansion. Larry Sharpe stopped by to discuss his stances on the issues impacting New York State. Read More


  • February 22, 2018: Bill Carpenter

    February 22, 2018

    Much of this legislative session’s attention on transportation will be spent on finding solutions for the issues plaguing the MTA. Bill Carpenter, President of the New York Public Transit Association and Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transit System, explained some of the concerns that Upstate transportation authorities have. Read More


  • February 22, 2018: Manna Jo Greene and John Parker

    February 22, 2018

    A lawsuit is challenging the subsidies that the State has given out to nuclear power plants in Upstate New York under the Clean Energy Standard. We learned more about the case from John Parker, one of the lead attorneys on the case, professor at Pace Law School, and former attorney at the Department of Environmental Conservation; and Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Coordinator at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Read More


  • February 21, 2018: Land PILOTs

    February 21, 2018

    The Governor has proposed to replace State land taxes with PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes). We heard from John Sheehan, Director of Communications at the Adirondack Council, and Fred Monroe, Executive Director of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board, on the proposal. Read More


  • February 21, 2018: Eric Linzer

    February 21, 2018

    To help close the 4.4 billion dollar budget gap that the State is facing, the Governor has proposed a new tax on health insurers. Eric Linzer, President and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association, discussed his concerns with the proposed tax. Read More


  • February 21, 2018: Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

    February 21, 2018

    As we head into budget season, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released an analysis of the Governor’s proposed state budget. The Comptroller broke down his analysis of the State budget when he joined Susan. Read More


  • February 21, 2018: Larry Levy

    February 21, 2018

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on the efforts to improve the Long Island Rail Road. Read More


  • February 20, 2018: Sen. Patrick Gallivan

    February 20, 2018

    Sen. Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma), chair of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; discussed his push for additional funding in the budget to provide for more security for employees in state operated correctional facilities. Read More


  • February 20, 2018: Mary Lynch and Melanie Trimble

    February 20, 2018

    The Rensselaer County Sheriff has proposed using local law enforcement to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in enforcing federal immigration law. Mary Lynch, Albany Law Professor, Director of the Center for Excellence in Law, and Editor of the Best Practices For Legal Education Blog; and Melanie Trimble, Capital Region Chapter Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, explained the impacts this decision will have on immigrant communities in the county. 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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