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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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  • September 20, 2019: Climate Change in New York

    September 20, 2019

    Climate change is no longer just a theory. New York State industries like farming, fishing and tourism are suffering because of climate change, or have had to adapt. Today we discuss how to address the issue with a panel of experts which includes: Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse), chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources and Senate Aging Committee Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Green Education & Legal Fund Yvonne Chu, Member of Climate Change Awareness and Action Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College Read More


  • September 19, 2019: PEF President Wayne Spence

    September 20, 2019

    The New York State Public Employees Federation is working to negotiate a new contract. We got an update on the negotiations and how the union is faring a year after Janus when its President, Wayne Spence, stops by the Hut. Read More


  • September 19, 2019: Flavor Vape ban

    September 20, 2019

    The Governor’s ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes is getting cheers from public health advocates and scorn from business owners. We’ll hear from both sides of the issue. First up, Bill Sherman, Managing Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, shared his organization’s views. Then, Andrew Osborne, Vice President of the New York State Vapor Association weighed in. Read More


  • September 19, 2019: Climate March

    September 20, 2019

    Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday, students and activists will strike for climate action on Friday. We previewed Friday’s event with two participants. Read More


  • September 19, 2019: ACE NY Conference

    September 20, 2019

    Today, renewable energy stakeholders and proponents will be in Albany for the annual Alliance for Clean Energy Fall Summit. We discussed the state of renewables in New York State and the Summit with Joe Martens, Director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance and former DEC Commissioner, and Lisa Dix, New York Senior Campaigns Representative for the Sierra Club. Read More


  • September 18, 2019: Bruce Gyory

    September 18, 2019

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, stopped over with his analysis of the recent Democratic presidential debate and whether it will have any impact on the race. Read More


  • September 18, 2019: Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan

    September 18, 2019

    With a shifting political calendar, this coming legislative session could be the shortest New York has seen in years. Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) shared his views on that and the other issues coming from Albany. Read More


  • September 18, 2019: Green Party on fusion voting

    September 18, 2019

    The Co-Chair of the Green Party of New York State Gloria Mattera weighed in on fusion and the strength of New York’s third parties. Read More


  • September 18, 2019: Working Families Party on fusion voting

    September 18, 2019

    The public financing commission held a hearing in Albany today and some advocates are concerned that the commission will propose an end to New York’s fusion voting system. First, we heard from Karen Scharff, State Co-Chair of the Working Families Party and former Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York State, on her concerns with the committee. Read More


  • September 17, 2019: Water Quality

    September 17, 2019

    A coalition of groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council want the Department of Health to hold public hearings on maximum contaminant levels for PFAS chemicals. We discussed the call with Anna Reade, Staff Scientist in the NRDC’s Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program. 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.
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.
Watkins Glen WRFI (91.9 FM) 3 p.m.

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