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The Capitol Pressroom from Sagamore

On Friday, Sept. 23 WCNY’s Susan Arbetter will host The Capitol Pressroom from The Business Council’s Annual Meeting at the Sagamore Resort in Lake George. Susan will speak with Senators John DeFrancisco (R – Syracuse) and Michael Gianaris (D – Queens), as well as Business Council President and CEO Heather Briccetti, about the event and their strategies for improving the business climate of New York State. The annual event draws business leaders, lawmakers and entrepreneurs.

Cath the live stream from The Sagamore Friday at 11:00 AM www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom. Follow The Capitol Pressroom on Facebook for pictures of the event.

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  • Sept 23, 2016: More on corruption charges filed by Bharara and Schneiderman

    September 23, 2016

    We had more overage on the corruption charges filed by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara and AG Eric Schneiderman. Our guests included: Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY Jon Campbell, an Albany reporter with USA Today Network, Journal Albany Bureau Glenn Blain, an Albany reporter with NY Daily News David Robinson, Deputy Business Editor for the Buffalo News Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York Read More


  • Sept. 22, 2016: Former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco and eight others charged, Elisa Sumner, E.J. McMahon

    September 22, 2016

    Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Cuomo, and eight others were charged today in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the Buffalo Billion. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the matter, reports that federal prosecutors are examining whether Percoco took “steps that resulted in favorable official state action” for companies while they were paying him. Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden joined WCNY’s Susan Arbetter at the top of the show with the latest. Plus, Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney discussed other troubling news around the Buffalo Billion’s procurement procedures; Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News, explained AG Schneiderman’s complaint against SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros. Politico New York reported this week that Elisa Sumner, chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee and vice chair of the New York State Democratic Committee’s Progressive Caucus refused to approve Sen. Jeff Klein’s nomination […] Read More


  • WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom covers pending federal charges for Gov. Cuomo’s former top aide

    September 22, 2016

    Joe Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Cuomo, and eight others  were charged today in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the Buffalo Billion. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the matter, reports that federal prosecutors are examining whether Percoco took “steps that resulted in favorable official state action” for companies while they were paying him. Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden joined WCNY’s Susan Arbetter at the top of The Capitol Pressroom with the latest.  Plus, Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney discussed other troubling news around the Buffalo Billion’s procurement procedures; NY Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett explained AG Schneiderman’s complaint against SUNY Poly’s President Alain Kaloyeros and Albany developers. www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom. Read More


  • Sept. 21, 2016: County Executive Dan McCoy, Ladan Alomar, Blair Horner, Bruce Gyory

    September 21, 2016

    County Executive Dan McCoy spoke Susan Arbetter about the DEC’s decision to require Global Companies to undergo an extensive environmental review for their oil facilities in southern Albany. Ladan Alomar, the executive director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Inc., previewed the annual Upstate Latino Summit, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Desmond. Blair Horner, the executive director of NYPIRG, responded to a new PolitiFact report that shows New York has had more corrupt officials than any other state. We heard from Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips about primaries, politics and terrorism and next week’s Hofstra University presidential debate. Read More


  • Sept. 20, 2016: Richard Casagrande, Siena Poll, Jeanne Zaino, Ken Pokalsky

    September 20, 2016

    Acting Albany Supreme Court Justice Kimberly O’Connor dismissed the Small Cities funding lawsuit, which comes as a major setback to cities like Utica and Poughkeepsie. We heard more about the result of the suit from Richard Casagrande, NYSUT’s General Counsel. Hillary Clinton maintains a large lead over Donald Trump in New York, though she now leads by 21 points rather than 25 points. Steve Greenberg had more on the latest Siena Poll. We discussed the politics surrounding this weekend’s terrorist attacks in New York City and New Jersey with Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., a professor of political science at Iona College. Ken Pokalsky, the Vice President of the Business Council of New York State, explained the Business Council’s legislative scorecard and preview this week’s Annual Meeting at The Sagamore in Lake George. Read More


  • Sept. 19, 2016: Conor Bambrick, Liz Gordon, Gavin Donohue, Asm. Jim Tedisco, Tom Jasinski

    September 19, 2016

    We will have reaction to Gov. Cuomo’s master plan for offshore wind from Conor Bambrick, the Air and Energy Director for Environmental Advocates, and Liz Gordon, the director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance, and then from Gavin Donohue, President and CEO of the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. Susan will host Asm. Jim Tedisco (R – Schenectady) about his primary win in the 49th Senate District and his general election strategy. New York needs more organ donors. Today, we will meet Tom Jasinski, who founded One8Fifty to recruit more donors after his life was saved by organ donation. Read More


  • Sept. 16, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Joe Spector, Asm. Buchwald, Rick Timbs, Brenda Aull-Klaben

    September 16, 2016

    Ashley Hupfl shared this week’s City & State Winners and Losers. We hosted Joe Spector, Gannett’s Albany Bureau Chief, to explain this week’s primaries and possible changes to the school aid formulas, which would affect how a district’s poverty level is calculated. Rick Timbs, the executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium, had more on the Regents’ considerations to alter the formula. Asm. David Buchwald (D – Mt. Kisko) discussed why he wants the DEC to ban the disposal and road spreading of waste from oil and gas production. Then, Brenda Aull-Klaben, the Director of the Syracuse Teachers Center, spoke with Susan about how a poverty simulation trains teachers to better understand the stress and hardships some of their students face and how they can help. Read More


  • Sept. 15, 2016: Sen. Cathy Young, Jolie Milstein and Laura Mascuch, Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg, Bruce Goldstein

    September 15, 2016

    Sen. Cathy Young (R – Olean), the Chair of the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee, joined Susan in the studio to look at the struggle for control of the State Senate. Gov. Cuomo urged the Division of Budget to release nearly $2 billion for homelessness and affordable housing yesterday in a memorandum of understanding. However, the MOU still needs the signatures of both Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Today we spoke with Jolie Milstein, the President and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, and Laura Mascuch, the executive director of the Supportive Housing Newtork of New York, about the language of Gov. Cuomo’s MOU. We heard from political analysts Bob Bellafiore, Founder of Stanhope Founders, and Steve Greenberg, Founder and Principal of Greenberg Public Relations, about the upcoming presidential debates and what expectations of privacy presidential candidates ought to […] Read More


  • Sept. 14, 2016: Mayor Miner, Bill Mahoney, Amy Hysick, Larry Levy

    September 14, 2016

    Susan hosted Mayor Stephanie Miner at the WCNY studios in Syracuse. We discussed the results of yesterday’s primaries with Politico New York’s Bill Mahoney. The State Education Department announced yesterday that Syracuse-area biology teacher Amy Hysick is the New York State Teacher of the Year for 2017. We spoke with her about the honor. And Larry Levy, Hofstra University’s Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies previewed Hofstra’s Sept. 26 presidential debate. Read More


  • Sept. 13, 2016: Sen. Gianaris, Offshore Wind Alliance, Wendy Lecker, Laura Mascuch

    September 13, 2016

    On Legislative Primary Day, Susan speaks with Sen. Mike Gianaris (D – Queens), the Chair of the State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, about the Senate Democrats’ battle for control of the Senate. We discuss the launch of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance with Liz Gordon, the Director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance, and Clint Plummer, Vice President of Development for Deepwater Wind. We speak with Education Law Center senior attorney Wendy Lecker about an Alliance for Quality Education lawsuit pressing the Cuomo Administration to release grants for nine schools at risk of receivership. Individuals and families in shelters and on the streets are often left without a permanent exit out of the system because of the cost of housing. Housing advocates petitioned lawmakers for added funding to aid in the transition. The lawmakers then reached an MOU on supportive housing before the budget passed but failed 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 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) 3 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
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 (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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