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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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  • Jan. 28, 2015: Howie Hawkins, Superintendent Larry Spring and Dr. Rick Timbs, Bruce Gyory

    January 28, 2015

    The Green Party’s Howie Hawkins weighs in on the shift of leadership in the Assembly and his objections to Governor Cuomo’s education agenda items. Many education stakeholders are furious that Governor Cuomo does not plan to release the proposed education aid runs until after the state budget is passed. They say it inhibits districts from creating […] Read More

  • Jan. 27, 2014: Jimmy Vielkind and Rick Karlin, Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy and Carrie Woerner, Angelica Clarke, Mike Elmendorf

    January 27, 2015

    Assembly Democratic support for Speaker Sheldon Silver has waned. Reporters Jimmy Vielkind of Capital New York and Rick Karlin of the Times Union will discuss last night’s Assembly Democratic closed-door conference which concluded with members reportedly telling Silver that he could resign now or step down now and come back if he is acquitted of […] Read More

  • Jan. 26, 2015: Chancellor Zimpher, Heather Briccetti, Asm. Brian Kolb, Sara Niccoli

    January 26, 2015

    SUNY is looking to increase the number of graduates per year to 150,000 by 2020. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher joins Susan Arbetter to discuss this and other priorities from her State of the University address that she delivered in Albany on Friday. Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council, explains Gov. Cuomo’s agenda […] Read More

  • Jan. 23, 2015: Ashley Hupfl, Ken Lovett and Michael Gormley, Karen Magee, Doug Muzzio

    January 23, 2015

    Ashley Hupfl joins us with this week’s City & State Winners and Losers. Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News, and Michael Gormley, an Albany reporter for Newsday, explain what Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest could mean for budget negotiations. They’ll also discuss Gov. Cuomo’s 5th State of the State Address. The […] Read More

  • Jan. 22, 2015: James Tallon, Tim Kremer, Karen Scharff, Barbara Bartoletti and Susan Lerner

    January 22, 2015

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges this morning. We will have reaction. James Tallon, the United Hospital Fund President and member of the Board of Regents, was the Assembly Majority Leader during the Mel Miller Scandal. He will give us insight into a possible transition process. New York State School Boards Association […] Read More

  • Jan. 21, 2015: Educators 4 Excellence, John Armstrong, Sen. Griffo, Larry Levy

    January 21, 2015

    Governor Cuomo delivers his fifth State of the State at 1:30 p.m. today. This year’s speech is called the 2015 Opportunity Agenda because the Governor’s State of the State and budget addresses were rolled into one presentation. On today’s show, we’ll look at some of the proposals he has released. Educators 4 Excellence NY (E4E-NY) […] Read More

  • Jan. 20, 2015: Sen. Gianaris, Steve Greenberg, Sen. Klein, Matt Hamilton, Tom Marcelle

    January 20, 2015

    Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) weighs in on the Women’s Equality Agenda, education, and other session issues. Steve Greenberg shares the latest Siena Poll results. This week, the Independent Democratic Conference Released its 2015 policy agenda: Invest New York. Independent Democratic Conference Leader Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) discusses the conference’s focus on workers, seniors, families, and […] Read More

  • Jan. 19, 2015: Martin Luther King Day Best-of Episode

    January 19, 2015

    In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we bring you interviews examining modern day civil rights actions and the need for civic participation. First, the NAACP’s Dr. Hazel Dukes and Rev. Dr. William Barber explain how we are still battling segregation and fighting for equal opportunities in public schools. Original air-date: Jan. 12, 2015 Then, […] Read More

  • Jan. 16, 2015: Ashley Hupfl, Joe Spector, E.J. McMahon, Mark Dunlea

    January 16, 2015

    Ashley Hupfl, City & State Albany Reporter, shares this week’s Winners and Losers. Joe Spector, Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett, looks at Governor Cuomo’s $1.66 billion tax proposal and other highlights from the week. E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center, weighs in on the Governor’s tax proposal and other possible budget issues. Mark Dunlea, […] Read More

  • Jan. 15, 2015: Ron Deutsch, Ned Sullivan, Colia LaFayette Clark, Michael Borges

    January 15, 2015

    Yesterday, Governor Cuomo proposed a $1.66 billion tax cut plan to help low and middle-income homeowners afford their property taxes. Ron Deutsch, the Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, shares his thoughts on the proposal. Ned Sullivan, the President of Scenic Hudson, explains the importance of land conservation in New York State. Colia LaFayette,Clark, […] 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 streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m. 

The show also airs in the cities below:

City  Call Letters Time
Albany  WVCR-FM (88.3 FM) 5 p.m.

1020 AM 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  WSUC-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 p.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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