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WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

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.

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  • September 21, 2017: Superintendent of Financial Services Maria Vullo

    September 21, 2017

    Last week, the credit monitoring company Equifax announced that a breach in their security system put approximately 143 million Americans at risk of identity theft. In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted new powers to the Department of Financial Services to keep companies like Equifax in check. Maria Vullo, Superintendent of Financial Services, joined Susan to break down the ways the State is responding and how New Yorkers can keep themselves safe. Read More

  • September 21, 2017: Justin Sondel

    September 21, 2017

    Who is Steve Pigeon? Freelance journalist Justin Sondel profiled the Buffalo political operative in a recent City and State piece. Justin joined us to discuss Pigeon’s background and detail the next steps in his trial for bribery and campaign finance violations. Read More

  • September 21, 2017: Senator Jim Tedisco

    September 21, 2017

    National Grid requested a $331 million rate increase from the Public Service Commission, which could result in a $17 increase in monthly bills for consumers. Senator Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) joined Susan to explain how his Ratepayers Protection Act would protect consumers from such hikes in the future by changing the pricing system. Read More

  • September 20, 2017: Larry Levy

    September 20, 2017

    Larry Levy is back! The Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra broke down a recent primary election loss on Long Island that he says could be a bellwether for 2018, nationally. Read More

  • September 20, 2017: Merton Simpson and Marc Dunlea

    September 20, 2017

    Activists are trying to stop a power plant from being constructed in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood of Albany. Albany County Legislator Merton Simpson (D) and Mark Dunlea the Legislative Coordinator of the group People of Albany United for Safe Energy, joined Susan to discuss their efforts to stop the plant. Read More

  • September 20, 2017: Assisted Living Facility Challenges

    September 20, 2017

    Assisted living facilities are closing across New York State. Jim Kane, Jr., Treasurer at the Empire State Association of Assisted Living, says that these facilities need higher reimbursement rates for services to stay open. Jim joined Susan to preview hearings that the Assembly Health Committee is holding on this issue. Read More

  • September 20, 2017: Michael Kink and Morris Pearl

    September 20, 2017

    What is the latest buzz around DC on tax reform? How will it impact New Yorkers? Michael Kink, Executive Director of Strong Economy for All, and Morris Pearl, Chair of Patriotic Millionaires, broke it down. Read More

  • September 19, 2017: Barbara Weiner and Sarah Rogerson

    September 19, 2017

    President Trump recently announced he would rescind the Obama-era executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Since the initial announcement, the President has released contradicting statements. Sarah Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School; Director, Immigration Law Clinic; Director, Law Clinic & Justice Center, and Barbara Weiner, Attorney Emeritus at the Empire Justice Center and the Legal Project, explained the effects that a wholescale rescinding of the order would have on families here in New York State. Read More

  • September 19, 2017: Rep. John Faso and Mike Elmendorf

    September 19, 2017

    Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) has joined an effort by Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) to reform the Scaffold Law. Congressman Faso and Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America-NYS Chapter, joined us to argue why the law needs to be reformed and explain the efforts at reform on the NYS and federal levels. Read More

  • September 19, 2017: SUNY Student Assembly President Marc Cohen

    September 19, 2017

    Marc Cohen, SUNY Trustee and Student Assembly President, discussed how the State can lower the cost of college for students. 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  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.
Hamilton WRVO translator (92.3 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
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 (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
(1020 AM and 91.9 FM)
Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Syracuse  WRVO (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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