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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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  • February 19, 2019: Best of: The Road to Recreational Marijuana

    February 19, 2019

    The Warren G. Anderson Breakfast series brings together legal experts to discuss the issues in the legislative session and the State. How does the path to legalized recreational marijuana look? We asked District Attorney David Soares (D-Albany County), President of the District Attorney Association of New York, and Sara Payne, counsel with Barclay Damon and chair of the Barclay Damon Cannabis Service Team. (originally aired 2/12/19) Read More


  • February 19, 2019: Best of: Bottle Bill

    February 19, 2019

    It’s been 35 years since the original bottle bill was passed in New York State. This year, the Governor is looking to expand the bottle bill. We heard from two people who played a major role in passing the original bill: Judith Enck, senior advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development at Bennington College and former EPA Region 2 Administrator, and G. Oliver Koppell, principal partner at G. Oliver Koppell & Associates, former State Attorney General and Assemblyman. (originally aired 1/17/19) Read More


  • February 19, 2019: OnPoint for College

    February 19, 2019

    One of the smaller funding requests this session comes from an organization with roots in Syracuse. OnPoint for College is asking for $1 million dollars to help some of the poorest students in New York pay for books, fees and other costs associated with getting a higher education. We discussed the request with Samuel Rowser, Executive Director of OnPoint for College, and Kevin Marken, Director of the program’s Utica branch. Read More


  • February 19, 2019: Single payer concerns

    February 19, 2019

    Criticism around the New York Health Act is growing. Today, we heard from the President and CEO of the New York State Health Plan Association, Eric Linzer, on his organization’s opposition to the bill that would eliminate his industry if passed. Read More


  • February 18, 2019: Best of: Mobile park housing issues

    February 19, 2019

    Residents of the Akron Mobile Home Park have been left on uneasy ground after the purchase of the park by a Florida investment firm. Today, we heard from two of the residents, Gail Travers, Trustee of the Akron Mobile Home Park Tenant’s Association, and Maribeth Sheedy on the issues they’ve faced. (originally aired 1/18/19) Read More


  • February 18, 2019: Best of: Sen. Brian Kavanagh

    February 19, 2019

    Today, the Legislature will take their biggest actions on gun control since 2013’s SAFE Act. We broke down the legislative docket with Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan). (originally aired 1/29/19) Read More


  • February 18, 2019: Best of: Sen. Rachel May

    February 19, 2019

    One of the most glaring infrastructure needs in Upstate New York is the Syracuse-area’s I-81. We spoke with freshman Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse) on what she sees as the best future for the corridor. (originally aired 1/29/19) Read More


  • February 17, 2019: Capitol Pressroom

    February 15, 2019

    Guests Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), chair of the Senate Finance Committee Dr. Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science at Iona College Dr. Douglas Muzzio, Professor of Political Science at Baruch College Mayor Kathy Sheehan (D-Albany) Kyle Belokopitsky, Executive Director of the New York State PTA Read More


  • February 15, 2019: Ken Lovett

    February 15, 2019

    After decades in journalism, the Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, Ken Lovett, is moving on to a new adventure. Lovett stopped by to take a look back at a journalism career that spans three decades. Read More


  • February 15, 2019: Amazon political reaction

    February 15, 2019

    Yesterday’s decision by Amazon to scrap their plans for an HQ2 in Long Island City sent a shock wave through the New York political sphere. Dr. Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science at Iona College, and Dr. Douglas Muzzio, Professor of Political Science at Baruch College, shared their analysis. 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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