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  • July 25, 2016: County Executive Rob Astorino, Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., Ed Gorman, Tom Cavanagh and Michael Carey

    July 25, 2016

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino weighed in on the Republican National Convention, New York’s economy and his thoughts on running for governor again in 2018.   Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., a Professor of Political Science at Iona College, previewed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.   Attorney Ed Gorman, a partner at Sternberg & Gorman, explained what the new statute of limitations law will mean for residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.   Today Tom Cavanagh will be starting a civil rights walk for the disabled from the Justice Center Abuse Hotline in Delmar to Washington D.C.  Tom and Michael Carey, an advocate for the developmentally disabled whose son Jonathan was killed in state care, argue reports of abuse in state-run facilities should go through 9-1-1. Recent reports by the AP have shown nine deaths in state care but no charges. Read More

  • July 22, 2016: Ashley Hupfl, Scott Waldman, Pat Body, Dick Dadey, Prof. Doug Muzzio

    July 22, 2016

    Susan spoke with Ashley Hupfl about this week’s City & State Winners and Losers. Hoosick Falls residents can breathe a little easier. Gov. Cuomo signed legislation extending the personal injury statute of limitations for New Yorkers affected by contaminants. Scott Waldman, an energy and environment reporter with Politico New York, had the latest. We met the new chairperson of the Conference of Big Five School Districts – Pat Body of Syracuse. Dick Dadey, the executive director of Citizens Union, made the case for a Constitutional Convention. Prof. Doug Muzzio, a political analyst and professor at Baruch College, discussed the State Senate races and SIEU 1199’s reported plan to back Senate Republicans. Read More

  • July 21, 2016: Leader Flanagan, David Albert, Prof. Keith Bybee, Lisa Rudley

    July 21, 2016

    Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan shares his impressions of the RNC in Cleveland. He is in attendance with the New York delegation. We will speak with David Albert, the director of Communications, Marketing and Research for the New York State School Boards Association, about a new report “Replacing the Common Core: New name, same standards?” We’ll also host Prof. Keith Bybee, Ph.D., the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, for a discussion on how the media has covered Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Lisa Rudley with New York State Allies for Public Education will respond to Secretary of Education John King’s indication that schools with high opt out rates could face penalties. Read More

  • July 20, 2016: Sen. DeFrancisco, Adam Flint, Mayor Stephanie Miner, Larry Levy

    July 20, 2016

    Syracuse State Senator John DeFrancisco joins us from the RNC in Cleveland. Adam Flint of the Energy Democracy Alliance argues that the state’s 1 year old Shared Renewables Initiative has failed to live up to its promise. Hillary Clinton supporter Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner weighs in on the RNC’s platform as well as the Black Lives Matter march that took place in Syracuse on Monday night. Including Cleveland, Larry Levy, the executive dean of the National Center of Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, has attended 14 national nominating conventions. As he has written in the Albany Times Union, he will discuss some of the more compelling convention chatter taking place at the RNC. Read More

  • July 19, 2016: Michael Gormley, Brian McMahon, Dr. Paul Finkelman

    July 19, 2016

    Newsday’s Albany Correspondent Michael Gormley joins us live with the latest from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. After over 30 years of working on economic development issues in New York State, the executive director of the NYS Economic Development Council has announced he will be stepping down in 2017.   Brian McMahon joins us to discuss the infusion of politics into economic development decisions, as well as why he thinks the state needs to prioritize workforce development. Who hasn’t occasionally wondered about the Electoral College?  Many Americans view the institution as undemocratic, and here’s another reason to question its existence:  the Electoral College has its roots in the pro-slavery movement.  As the GOP nominating convention in Cleveland continues, we will discuss the origins of our system of electing U.S. Presidents with former Albany Law professor Dr. Paul Finkelman, the Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law College of […] Read More

  • July 18, 2016: Sen. Cathy Young, Sen. Mike Gianaris, Dr. Alice Green and Police Chief Cox

    July 18, 2016

    Both political parties in New York are banking on the long coattails of their respective presidential nominee. Today we will speak with two people in charge of their respective Senate Campaign Committees: First, Sen. Cathy Young (R – Olean); then, Sen. Michael Gianaris (D – Queens). Dr. Alice Green, executive director of the Center for Law and Justice, and Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox will join Susan Arbetter for a somber, honest conversation on trust issues between communities of color and police. Read More

  • July 15, 2016: Winners and Losers, GOP Convention Preview, Sen. Griffo, Scott Waldman, Kevin Gardner

    July 15, 2016

    Today, Susan Arbetter speaks with Justin Sondel of City & State about this week’s Winners and Losers. Justin will then join Michael Gormley of the AP to preview the GOP convention in Cleveland. We will speak with Bill Lipton, the political director and founder of the Working Families Party, about Gov. Cuomo’s statements on a Democratic Senate, as well as the conservative national GOP platform. Sen. Joseph Griffo (R –Rome) joins Susan to discuss Gov. Cuomo’s Clean Energy Plan, the future of the FitzPatrick nuclear plan, the GOP convention and more. And more on Exelon’s possible purchase of the FitzPatrick plant with Scott Waldman of Politico New York and Chairman Kevin Gardner of the Oswego County Legislature. Read More

  • July 14, 2016: Chairman Cox, Jim Heaney, Center for Reproductive Rights, childcare center regulations

    July 14, 2016

    The Republican National Convention kicks off next Monday. We’ll speak with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, about what to expect from the convention and the elections in November. Jim Heaney, the Founder, Editor and Executive Director at the Investigative Post, says the region around Niagara Falls has radioactive hotspots. The Center for Reproductive Rights represented the plaintiff in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Today we speak Rupali Sharma, a Legal Fellow at the Center, about how her legal team brought the plaintiff to victory. We’ll hear more about Gov. Cuomo’s new emergency regulations for child care centers from Kate Breslin, the President and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Policy. Read More

  • July 13, 2016: EJ McMahon, Lee Willbanks, Bruce Gyory

    July 13, 2016

    EJ McMahon, President and Founder of the Empire Center, explained the difficulty of creating jobs Upstate. Lee Willbanks, the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and Save the River Executive Director, discussed efforts to restore the St. Lawrence River, which is listed by American Rivers as one of the ten most endangered. Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips argued against politicizing last week’s tragedies. Read More

  • July 12, 2016: Soffiyah Elijah, renewable and nuclear endergy, Medicaid and children

    July 12, 2016

    Soffiyah Elijah, the former head of the Correctional Association of NYS and an attorney, discussed the legacy of racism and criminal justice. We spoke with Anne Reynolds, the executive director of the Alliance for a Clean Energy New York, about the necessary steps to achieve 50 percent renewables by 2030. Then we analyzed the costs of nuclear energy with Jessica Azulay, Program Director for the Alliance for a Green Economy. And we discussed how well the Medicaid system is working for children in New York with Chad Shearer, director of UHF’s Medicaid Institute and author of a new report on the issue. 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.

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