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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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  • August 23, 2019: Public campaign financing

    August 23, 2019

    The final budget deal from the legislative leaders and the Governor included a commission that would create a public campaign finance system in New York. Alex Camarda, Senior Policy Advisor at Reinvent Albany, explained his organization’s recommendations for the commission. Read More

  • August 23, 2019: Rep Joe Morelle

    August 23, 2019

    It’s been about a year since Irondequoit Democrat Joe Morelle moved from the Assembly leadership in Albany to the House of Representatives. We caught up with the Congressman as he prepares to fight for his climate change legislation in a divided government. Read More

  • August 23, 2019: Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

    August 23, 2019

    Yesterday, the State Department of Education released the English Language Arts and Math assessment scores for grades 3 through 8. Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia stopped by to share the scores and what they mean for New York’s school districts. Read More

  • August 22, 2019: Best of: Minimum wage impacts

    August 22, 2019

    The financial impacts to businesses of raising the minimum wage has been a recurrent criticism from opponents of an increase. A new study from the New School shows that jobs and sales in the restaurant industry grew as New York City’s minimum wage increased. James Parrott, Senior Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, and Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, weighed in on the study’s findings. (originally aired 8/12/19) Read More

  • August 22, 2019: Best of: Reporter Bill Mahoney

    August 22, 2019

    Bill Mahoney, reporter at Politico NY, stopped by to share some of his reporting and how a new bill will allow the state to study the number of studies it has. Read More

  • August 22, 2019: Best of: Asm. Pat Fahy

    August 22, 2019

    Legislators are back in their home districts talking to constituents and forming their priorities for another session in the new year. We caught up with Asm. Pat Fahy (D-Albany) on the latest from the 109th Assembly district. (originally aired 8/12/19) Read More

  • August 21, 2019: Best of: Asm. Pam Hunter

    August 21, 2019

    2020 may be a presidential election year but it is also time for the decennial census count. What more can localities and the state do to ensure a full count of New York’s residents? We talked with Asm. Pam Hunter (D-Syracuse), chair of the Onondaga County Democratic Party, about overcoming the barriers. (originally aired 8/5/19) Read More

  • August 21, 2019: Best of: Upstate tenant protections

    August 21, 2019

    The package of rent reforms passed before the end of the legislative session provide a number of new protections for tenants. Sharon Sherman, Executive Director of the Greater Syracuse Tenants Network, explained. (originally aired 8/5/19) Read More

  • August 21, 2019: Best of: Orange County DA David Hoovler

    August 21, 2019

    The District Attorneys Association of New York State has a new leader in Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. DA Hoovler joined the show to discuss his priorities for his new position. (originally aired 8/5/19) Read More

  • August 20, 2019: I-81 art exhibition

    August 20, 2019

    An art installation presented by the NYCLU at ArtRange Gallery in Syracuse takes a look at the city before the erection of the I-81 corridor. We discussed the week-long installation with artist Shane Lavalette and Lanessa Chaplin, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s I-81 Project Counsel. 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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