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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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  • July 22, 2019: Best of: Jeff Wice on the Citizenship Question Battle

    July 18, 2019

    After not getting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, President Trump announced that he would taking an executive action to get the data through other departments. Jeff Wice, senior advisor at New York Counts 2020 and Fellow at SUNY Buffalo School of Law, updated us on the latest efforts. (originally aired 7/12/19) Read More


  • July 22, 2019: Best of: Tenant Protections

    July 18, 2019

    What do the recently passed rent regulations mean for Upstate New Yorkers? Emily Goldstein, Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, explained the effects of these new tenant protections. Read More


  • July 18, 2019: Best of: Pothole liability

    July 18, 2019

    Potholes are a common enemy that all New Yorkers can get behind. Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Asm. Tom Abinanti (D-Tarrytown), chair of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation, discussed their legislation that aims to combat the costs that pothole damage causes. Read More


  • July 18, 2019: The Method to the Madness

    July 18, 2019

    Reporters Allen Salkin and Aaron Short have compiled hundreds of on-the-record interviews with President Donald Trump’s colleagues, political aides, reality show producers and others, that, little by little, convinced the two long-time New York City journalists that Donald Trump has been eyeing the Presidency for almost twenty years. The result is “The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who were Hired, Fired, Inspired and Inaugurated.” Both authors discussed the book and what they learned when compiling the accounts. Read More


  • July 18, 2019: Best of: Smart Approaches to Marijuana

    July 18, 2019

    After negotiations to legalize recreational marijuana in New York went up in smoke, the Legislature went ahead with their Plan B and passed their decriminalization compromise. Dr. Kevin Sabet, President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, explained why he sees this as a win against the “big marijuana” business. (originally aired 6/24/19) Read More


  • July 18, 2019: Best of: Sen. Brad Hoylman

    July 18, 2019

    Many of the major legislative accomplishments completed during the session including the Child Victims Act and GENDA were sponsored by Sen. Brad Hoylman. The Manhattan Democrat and chair the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed what happened during the session and what remains on the table that he hopes to see passed in 2020. (originally aired 6/26/19) Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Larry Levy

    July 17, 2019

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies who was recently tapped to concurrently serve as Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared his political insights into the latest issues impacting New York. Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Best of: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

    July 17, 2019

    The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act has been heralded as a “moonshot” and “historic”. Miles Farmer, Senior Attorney at the Climate and Clean Energy Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Rich Schrader, NY Political Director and New York Regional Director of the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, explained how the new law works and how it’ll impact New Yorkers. (originally aired 6/25/19) Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Upstate Wind

    July 17, 2019

    A new resource is being launched to help with the development of Upstate wind energy projects. Kathleen Gasperini, Director of Communications at the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and Betta Broad, Director of New Yorkers for Clean Power, explained how this program will help projects through a complicated citing process. Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Mayor Ben Walsh

    July 17, 2019

    Mayor Ben Walsh (I-Syracuse) joined the show to share his views on the I-81 project and discussion period as well as a new report on cost-saving methods that the city can adopt. 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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