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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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  • March 19, 2019: Randi Weingarten of AFT

    March 19, 2019

    Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, joined Susan to discuss the need for more funding for New York’s schools. Read More


  • March 19, 2019: Assembly Transportation Chair Bill Magnarelli

    March 19, 2019

    The new chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, Asm. Bill Magnarelli, has a big task to accomplish, meeting the needs of Upstate while delivering the needed repairs to the MTA. We discussed this with Asm. Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) when he stopped by. Read More


  • March 19, 2019: NYSUT’s Andy Pallotta

    March 19, 2019

    Andy Pallotta, President of New York State United Teachers, stopped by to discuss his organization’s call for more resources for New York’s public schools. Read More


  • March 19, 2019: Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan

    March 19, 2019

    Both houses of the legislature have released their one-house budget proposals. We heard from Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R- East Northport) on the proposals and more. Read More


  • March 18, 2019: Sen. Todd Kaminsky

    March 18, 2019

    A bill proposed by Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) would close the “double jeopardy” loophole. The Senator explained how the bill works and how it applies to the Trump administration. Read More


  • March 18, 2019: One County, One Senator proposal

    March 18, 2019

    What if each of New York’s counties had their own State Senator? We discussed the proposal with Deputy Senate Minority Leader Joe Griffo (R-Utica) and Asm. Mark Walczyk (R-Watertown). Read More


  • March 18, 2019: Siena Poll

    March 18, 2019

    Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg stopped by with the latest numbers from the Siena College Research Institute. Read More


  • March 18, 2019: Sen. Alessandra Biaggi

    March 18, 2019

    Years of stagnation have left the Senate Ethics Committee in an inconsequential state. The new chair of the committee, Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx), is looking to make the committee much more effective. We heard from the Senator on the happenings from the Senate. Read More


  • March 17, 2019: Capitol Pressroom

    March 18, 2019

    Guests Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) Larry Norden, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program Abigail Disney, Documentary film maker Joanne Page, President and CEO of the Fortune Society Barry Campbell, Special Assistant to the Executive Staff Read More


  • March 15, 2019: Running for School Board

    March 15, 2019

    So you want to run for the school board? David Albert, Director of Marketing, Communications and Research for the New York State School Boards Association, told us about a new resource for school board candidates. 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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