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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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  • Feb. 27, 2015: Ashley Hupfl, Yancey Roy and Ken Lovett, Sen. DeFrancisco, Adam Flint

    February 27, 2015

    City & State reporter Ashley Hupfl shares this week’s Winners and Losers. Reporters Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for the NY Daily News, and Yancey Roy, the Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday, weigh in the news of the week. In the weeks before April 1, New York’s budget negotiations really pick up steam. Sen. […] Read More

  • Feb. 26, 2015: Judge Lippman, tipped wage, Ron Deutsch and Michael Kink, and

    February 26, 2015

    Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman weighs in on his judicial priorities for the year, including Grand Jury reform. This week, New York’s Labor Board approved raising the tipped wage to $7.50 an hour beginning Dec. 31, 2015. The hospitality industry called the decision troubling. We’ll hear reaction from Scott Wexler, the Executive Director […] Read More

  • Feb. 25, 2015: Scott Stringer, Food banks, Asm. Zebrowski and Asm. Jaffee, President Yehuda Weissmandl

    February 25, 2015

    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses NYC affordable housing and the NYC budget. Triada Stampas, the Food Bank for New York City’s Vice President of Research and Mark Quandt, the Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, explain the hunger crisis in New York and a push for more budget allocations for […] Read More

  • Feb. 24: Sen. Stewart Cousins, Steve Greenberg, Immigration, NYPIRG

    February 24, 2015

    New York Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – Westchester) discusses the Senate Democrats’ FairNY proposal for the settlement windfall. The latest Siena Poll is out. Siena’s Steve Greenberg shares the results. After the 1st Warren Anderson Breakfast of the 2015 series, Albany Law’s Immigration Project Director Sarah Rogerson and Empire Justice Center Attorney Mevlude […] Read More

  • Feb. 23, 2015: Rep. Chris Gibson, Dr. Henry Paszko, Bennett Liebman

    February 23, 2015

    Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY, 19th District) weighs in on the Congressional debate over authorizing new powers to fight Isis and President Obama’s immigration reform proposals. Dr. Henry Paszko, President and CEO of iCircle Care, explains a new, local approach to manage long-term care for Medicaid patients. Bennett Liebman, a Lawyer-in-Residence at Albany Law School’s Government […] Read More

  • Feb. 20, 2015: Best-of The Capitol Pressroom

    February 20, 2015

    On this best-of episode, we speak with former Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo about her experience on the bench of New York’s highest court and her new role as partner at the Harris Beach law firm. Original air-date: Jan. 8, 2015 Then, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson explains the importance of land conservation programs […] Read More

  • Feb. 19, 2015: Gil Quiniones, Martha Robertson, Susan Kent, James Tallon

    February 19, 2015

    Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority, discusses the state’s 5 Cities Energy Plan, which will aim to move New York to a clean and sustainable economy. Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson looks at the REV initiative, mandates, and upstate economic development. PEF’s Susan Kent explains the group’s opposition to the […] Read More

  • Feb. 18, 2015: Susan Lerner, Michael Carey, Bill Samuels

    February 18, 2015

    Common Cause New York Executive Director Susan Lerner weighs in on the possible Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and PSC reform. Disability rights advocate Michael Carey argues that because the state’s Justice Center bypasses the 911 system, abuse of the disabled is rampant. Is it time for New York to have a full-time legislature? Bill Samuels, […] Read More

  • Feb. 17, 2015: Best-of The Capitol Pressroom

    February 17, 2015

    Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, weighs in on the dynamics of Asm. Carl Heastie’s rise to power and ethics reforms in Albany. Ted Potrikus, President and CEO of the Retail Council of NYS, explains why his organization views increasing the minimum wage as bad for business and job growth. Derrell […] Read More

  • Feb. 16, 2015: Best-of The Capitol Pressroom

    February 16, 2015

    PSC Chair Audrey Zibleman explains the future of the REV. (Original air-date: Jan. 29) The Statewide School Finance Consortium’s Rick Timbs and Superintendent of Schenectady Larry Spring weigh in on the Governor’s educational reforms. (Original air-date: Jan. 28) Antonio Alarcon, Dreamer and Youth Organizer with Make the Road NY, and Jackie Hayes, a volunteer organizer […] 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  Call Letters Time
Albany  WVCR-FM (88.3 FM) 5 p.m.

1020 AM and 91.9 FM

Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Binghamton WSQX-FM (91.5 FM) 4 p.m.
Buffalo  WBFO-FM (88.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Buffalo  WNED-AM (970 AM) 8 p.m.
Clayton  WRVH-FM (89.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Cortland  WSUC-FM (90.5 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva  Translator (90.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva  WRVO-FM (88.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Ithaca  ICR (88.1 FM) 1 p.m.
Hamilton  WRCU-FM (90.1 FM) 8 p.m.
Hamilton  Translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Kingston  WLHV-FM (88.1 FM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Kingston  WGHQ (920 AM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Norwich  Translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Odessa  WINO-FM (89.9 FM) 1 p.m.
Ossining  WQXW (90.3) 6 a.m. (weekend)
Oswego  WRVO-FM (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI-AM (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Syracuse  WRVD-FM (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Utica  WRVN-FM (99.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Watertown WRVJ-FM (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Watkins Glen WRFI-FM (91.9 FM) 1 p.m.

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