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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.

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  • December 11, 2017: School Diversity

    December 11, 2017

    Across the State, schools are seeing a rapidly diversifying student population. How can schools effectively serve these diverse populations? We broke it down with Charles Dedrick, Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District. Read More


  • December 11, 2017: Charles Khan and Jennifer Gunderman

    December 11, 2017

    Activists gathered at the Capitol on Friday to protest the impact that the DC tax overhaul will have on New Yorkers. We heard from Charles Khan, community organizer at Strong Economy for All, and Jennifer Gunderman of the New York State Nurses Association on how the tax overhaul will impact their communities. Read More


  • December 11, 2017: County Executive Anthony Picente

    December 11, 2017

    Oneida County is weighing the decision to take legal action to have drug companies reimburse them for the costs of responding to the opioid crisis. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente (R) discussed the potential legal action. Read More


  • December 11, 2017: Asm. Deborah Glick

    December 11, 2017

    Tomorrow, the Assembly Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards. We previewed the meeting with the chair of the committee, Assemblymember Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan). Read More


  • December 8, 2017: Asm. Sandy Galef

    December 8, 2017

    We heard from Asm. Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) who has introduced a bill that would create uniform sexual harassment policies for all State agencies and employees. Read More


  • December 8, 2017: Winners and Losers and Eliza Shapiro

    December 8, 2017

    City and State Editor-in-Chief Jon Lentz joined Susan to break down the week’s news and share who made this week’s Winners and Losers list. Then, Eliza Shapiro, New York City education reporter for Politico NY, explained how recently enacted education reforms could impact a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws. Read More


  • December 8, 2017: Donna Frescatore

    December 8, 2017

    The latest numbers from the State’s health insurance marketplace, NY State of Health, shows that more New Yorkers are signing up for health insurance than at this time last year. We analyzed the data with Donna Frescatore, Executive Director of NY State of Health. Read More


  • December 8, 2017: Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

    December 8, 2017

    As we approach the new legislative session, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) joined Susan to discuss the impacts that DC’s tax overhaul will have and the upcoming State budget challenges. Read More


  • December 7, 2017: Harvey Weisenberg and Michael Seereiter

    December 7, 2017

    Advocates converged on the State Capitol on Wednesday to urge the Governor and Legislature to fund wage increases for direct support professionals (DSP). Harvey Weisenberg, former Assemblyman, and Michael Seereiter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, discussed their efforts for a living wage for DSPs. Read More


  • December 7, 2017: Julie Michaels Keegan

    December 7, 2017

    Disability Rights New York filed a legal complaint in federal District Court last week citing “pervasive discriminatory practices” at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Julie Michaels Keegan, Program Director for People with Developmental Disabilities at Disability Rights New York, updated us on the situation. 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.
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
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 (89.0 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 (99.9 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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