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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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  • November 20, 2018: Bruce Gyory on the midterm MVPs

    November 20, 2018

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, shared his insights on the unsung heroes of the midterm elections. Read More


  • November 20, 2018: Nathan Jensen on the Amazon deal

    November 20, 2018

    The incentive package to bring Amazon to New York City is facing a high level of scrutiny. We broke down the deal with Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin and co-author of “Incentives to Pander”. Read More


  • November 20, 2018: Westchester County Executive George Latimer

    November 20, 2018

    Democrat George Latimer is nearing the end of his first year as Westchester County Executive. We checked in with the County Executive on the recent Democratic gains in a traditionally Republican area. Read More


  • November 20, 2018: Mayors Kathy Sheehan and Rich David on local funding push

    November 20, 2018

    Municipal leaders gathered in Albany yesterday to call for more aid to relieve some of the fiscal challenges they are facing. We discussed the call for more funding with Mayor Kathy Sheehan (D-Albany) and Mayor Rich David (R-Binghamton). Read More


  • November 19, 2018: Environmental advocates’ legislative priorities

    November 19, 2018

    For the first time in a decade, Democrats will have control of the legislature and the Governor’s office. What are the legislative priorities of New York’s environmental activists with a new State Senate? We discussed it with William Cooke, Director of Government Relations at the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Jessica Ottney Mahar, Policy Director for The Nature Conservancy, and Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York. Read More


  • November 19, 2018: Josefa Velasquez on midterm spending

    November 19, 2018

    Josefa Velasquez, Capitol Pressroom contributor and campaign finance reporter at Sludge, shared her insights and reporting on the astounding amount of money spent on this month’s midterms. Read More


  • November 19, 2018: Albany County District Attorney David Soares on marijuana prosecutions

    November 19, 2018

    Last week, District Attorney David Soares (D-Albany County) announced that his office will not prosecute cases solely on possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. The District Attorney explained why his office is going in this new direction and the effects it will have. Read More


  • November 18, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    November 19, 2018

    Guests Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) Gary Greenberg, founder of Protect NY Kids and the Fighting for Children PAC Andrea Smyth, Executive Director of the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health Read More


  • November 16, 2018: Best of: Fred Akshar and Crystal Peoples-Stokes on NYS’ MWBE goals

    November 19, 2018

    The Senate Labor committee held hearings to look into the State’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises program and how to improve New York’s business climate. We discussed the hearings with the chair of the Senate Labor Committee, Sen. Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton). Then, we heard from Asm. Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) on the MWBE program’s progress. (originally aired 8/10/18) Read More


  • November 16, 2018: Best of: Albany County immigrant detainees

    November 19, 2018

    Currently, the Albany County Correctional Facility is housing hundreds of immigrants who were arrested at the southern border. We heard from Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff and Sarah Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School; Director, Immigration Law Clinic; Director, Law Clinic & Justice Center, on the situation and the challenges impacting the immigrants. (originally aired 7/12/18) 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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