WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

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  • The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.
  • The Capitol Pressroom

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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  • Feb. 28, 2020: The City reporter Josefa Velasquez

    February 28, 2020

    Josefa Velasquez, Senior reporter at The City, helped us break down the news of the week that was. Read More

  • Feb. 28, 2020: The Great Plastic Bag Debate

    February 28, 2020

    With the state’s plastic bag ban set to go into effect on Sunday, we spoke with two stakeholders on the issue for a calm debate of the issue: Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at NYPIRG, and Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance. Read More

  • Feb. 28, 2020: Adult Survivors Act

    February 28, 2020

    Since the Child Victims Act’s look back window opened, over 1,500 civil court cases have been filed in the state. Now, advocates are pushing to pass the Adult Survivors Act which would allow adult survivors of sexual abuse to file similar cases. We spoke with the Assembly bill sponsor, Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and survivor Marissa Hoechstetter. Read More

  • Feb. 28, 2020: Senate Agriculture Chair on vaping and ag issues

    February 28, 2020

    Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Rosendale), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed the issues that she is following this session including the flavored vaping ban and the other legislation she is working on. Read More

  • Feb. 28, 2020: Poll of Long Islanders’ view on marijuana legalization

    February 28, 2020

    Emerson College Polling was commissioned to do a poll in Long Island Senate districts to gauge support on which action New York should take on marijuana. Spencer Kimball, Director of Polling and Adjunct Professor at Emerson College, shared the data from the report. Read More

  • Feb. 27, 2020: Bail law working group member Sen. Jim Gaughran

    February 27, 2020

    The recently enacted bail laws have become a hot button issue for New Yorkers. Now, the state Senate is taking another look at the changes. Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-Northport), chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, who serves on the Senate’s working group on the issue discussed the latest. Read More

  • Feb. 27, 2020: Helping New Yorkers with student loan debt

    February 27, 2020

    David Jones, President and CEO of the Community Service Society, explained how his organization helps New Yorkers struggling with student loan debt. Read More

  • Feb. 27, 2020: NY27 congressional candidate Nate McMurray

    February 27, 2020

    With a special election date set, the race to succeed Chris Collins in the 27th congressional district is heating up. We heard from the Democratic candidate, Nate McMurray, former Grand Island Town Supervisor, on the state of the race. Read More

  • Feb. 27, 2020: Judicial conduct in New York

    February 27, 2020

    How does the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct work? The organization’s Administrator and Counsel, Robert H. Tembeckjian, stopped by to give us a primer. Read More

  • Feb. 26, 2020: The quality of education at yeshivas

    February 26, 2020

    The State Education Department will hold another series of stakeholder feedback sessions on its guidelines for educational institutions which include yeshivas. Today, Yeruchim Silber, Director of New York Government Relations at Agudath Israel of America, discussed the latest. 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
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM Saturday, 9pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM Saturday, 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM Saturday, 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM Saturday, 6am
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM Saturday, 6am
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM Saturday, 6am
Sharon, CT WHDD-91.9 FM Saturday, 12pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM Saturday, 12pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM Saturday, 12pm
New York City WNYC-820 AM Sunday, 6am

david_lombardoDavid Lombardo
Lombardo brings 10 years of experience in journalism, state politics, and digital media to the position. He previously served as Capitol reporter for the Albany Times Union, where he was also host of the Capitol Confidential podcast. Lombardo’s work in podcasting and data visualization has been recognized by the New York Associated Press Association. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

timothy_williamsTimothy Williams
Senior Political Producer
Timothy Williams, who has produced “The Capitol Pressroom” since 2017, was promoted to senior political producer at WCNY. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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 5pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM 6pm
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM 8pm
Clayton WRVH-89.3 FM 8pm
Cortland WSUC-90.5 FM 8pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM 9pm
Fenner WMVQ-90.5 FM 8pm
Hamilton WRCU-90.1 FM 8pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM 9pm
Ithaca WRFI-88.1 FM 3pm
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM 8pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM 9pm
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM 8pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM 9pm
Oswego WRVO-89.9 FM 8pm
Rochester WXXI-1370 AM 11pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM/91.9 FM 6pm
Syracuse WRVD-90.3 FM 8pm
Utica WRVN-91.9 FM 8pm
Watertown WRVJ-91.7 FM 8pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM 9pm
Watkins Glen WRFI-91.9 FM 3pm

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