WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

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

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  • November 21, 2019: Siena poll

    November 21, 2019

    Steve Greenberg, Siena College pollster, is back with the latest polling results from the Siena College Research Institute. Read More


  • November 21, 2019: Single payer

    November 21, 2019

    On the national level, the establishment of a single payer has gained a lot of traction in recent years with some proponents calling for the elimination of private insurance. Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, broke down how a single payer system would work and its effects. Read More


  • November 21, 2019: Plastic bag ban

    November 21, 2019

    With counties opting in to a five-cent fee on paper bags ahead of the state’s single use plastic bag ban, Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance, discussed how grocery stores and other food retail spaces are adjusting. Read More


  • November 21, 2019: Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple

    November 21, 2019

    Law enforcement officials from across the state will be in Albany today to express their concerns about the recently passed criminal justice reforms. Sheriff Craig Apple (D-Albany) was in the studio to explain his concerns ahead of the law’s implementation. Read More


  • November 20, 2019: Bruce Gyory

    November 20, 2019

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, stopped by to share his analysis of the latest happenings in the Albany political sphere. Read More


  • November 20, 2019: Census prep

    November 20, 2019

    With the 2020 decennial census right around the corner, we heard from Jeff Wice of the New York Law School’s New York Census and Redistricting Institute, on how the state prepared ahead of the 2009 census. Then, we heard from Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition. Read More


  • November 20, 2019: Thruway updates

    November 20, 2019

    Jon Campbell, statehouse reporter for the USA Today Network New York, updated us on the stories he’s following which include toll rates on the Thruway and more. Read More


  • November 20, 2019: Early voting

    November 20, 2019

    2019 was the first election with early voting in New York State. Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director of the New York State League of Women Voters, discussed the findings of their survey on the matter and how to improve the system heading into 2020. Read More


  • November 19, 2019: Combating child poverty in NYS

    November 19, 2019

    According to the latest estimates from the Census Bureau, over 22 percent of New York children are living in poverty. Dede Hill, Director of Public Policy at the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, stopped by to discuss what can be done to elevate these children out of poverty. Read More


  • November 19, 2019: Sen. Peter Harckham

    November 19, 2019

    With neighboring states and countries legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana, Hudson Valley Democratic Senator Pete Harckham made a fact-finding trip to Massachusetts to learn more about how their system is operating. The Senator joined David to share what he learned during the trip. 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
Host
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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