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WCNY’s 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.

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  • August 23, 2017: Julie Hart

    August 23, 2017

    The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network released a report on state legislative action to decrease the incidence and mortality of cancer. ACS CAN New York Director of Government Relations Julie Hart joined the show to examine the findings of the report. (Originally aired 8/3) Read More

  • August 23, 2017: Voting Rights

    August 23, 2017

    The President’s Voter Integrity Commission met for the first time in July; Governor Cuomo signed an executive order expanding voter registration. We spoke with Tomas Lopez, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program; Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State; and Jennifer Wilson, LWVNYS’ Director of Programs and Policy about both issues. (Orignally aired 7/31) Read More

  • August 23, 2017: Zephyr Teachout

    August 23, 2017

    She’s a Fordham Law Professor, author, and former Congressional candidate. Now Zephyr Teachout has been nominated to be a State Democratic Committeewoman. She joined us to discuss Sheldon Silver, bid-rigging; and CREW and its lawsuit against President Trump over emoluments. (Originally aired 7/24) Read More

  • August 22, 2017: Sarah Rogerson and Lisa Frisch

    August 22, 2017

    James Hodgkinson, the man who shot House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, reportedly had a history of domestic violence. Justin Walters fatally shot his wife Nichole in the driveway of their home during a domestic dispute in which New York State Police trooper Joel Davis was also killed. Today, Lisa Frisch, executive director of the Legal Project, and Sarah F. Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School; Director, Immigration Law Clinic; Director, Law Clinic & Justice Center, discussed domestic violence “triggers” as well as the overlap between these kinds of shootings and domestic violence. Read More

  • August 22, 2017: Peter Sarver

    August 22, 2017

    An update on replacing the I-81 corridor from Peter Sarver who represents the “Moving People Transportation Coalition”, an off-shoot of the group ACTS, the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse. Sarver, who is also ACTS interim co-executive director, and his group want to ensure that any decision to replace I-81 is made with social justice principles in mind. Read More

  • August 21, 2017: Carl Bon Tempo and Shannon Gleeson

    August 21, 2017

    Is President Trump’s rhetoric around immigration new or have we heard something like it in the past? We broke it down with two experts: Carl Bon Tempo, Associate Professor at UAlbany, and Shannon Gleeson, Professor at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Read More

  • August 21, 2017: Daniel Squadron

    August 21, 2017

    Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan) announced his resignation from the State Senate to focus on finding stronger political candidates for elected office. The Senator discussed his decision on the show today and explained why he’s pushing for special election reform. Read More

  • August 21, 2017: Bill McKibben and James Cromwell

    August 21, 2017

    Environmental activists rallied in Albany on August 10th to protest the continued investment into long-term oil and gas infrastructure in New York State. James Cromwell, actor and activist, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org joined us in the studio to argue for a greater investment in renewables. Read More

  • August 18, 2017: John and Jana

    August 18, 2017

    The author and illustrator duo of the upcoming children’s book “We Say No!: A Child’s Guide To Resistance”, John and Jana, joined the show to discuss their Wee Rebels series of children’s books which have a social justice background to them. Read More

  • August 18, 2017: Josh Cotter

    August 18, 2017

    Josh Cotter, staff attorney at Legal Services of Central New York, broke down the efforts to end the use of solitary confinement on juveniles in Broome County correctional facilities. 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) 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
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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