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The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom airs weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:55 a.m. daily.

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  • July 24, 2014: Zephyr Teachout, Casey Seiler, Stacey Thayer, Joanne Zannoni

    July 24, 2014

    The fallout continues from a critical New York Times report about the Cuomo administration’s interference with the Moreland Commission.  We speak with Democratic-hopeful Zephyr Teachout who is calling on the Governor to resign. Casey Seiler, state editor and columnist for the Albany Times Union joins us with thoughts on Moreland, JCOPE, and a Scaffold Law report that some […] Read More

  • July 23, 2014: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Barbara Bartoletti, Stuart Lehman, Larry Levy

    July 23, 2014

    Democratic Leader of the State Senate Andrea Stewart-Cousins joins the show. Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters of New York State comments on the demise of the Moreland Commission and the Times’ expose. Stuart Lehman education coordinator at the Capitol joins us with highlights from a new special tour titled, “1864-1965 Culminating Colors […] Read More

  • July 22, 2014:Blair Horner, Farouk Abdullah, State Senator George Latimer, Brian Nearing

    July 22, 2014

      Seventy percent of today’s college students graduate with a baccalaureate degree and a little something extra:  an average of $29,400 dollars of debt.  Over the last ten years student debt has quadrupled, topping $1 trillion.   Need help with your debt?  Blair Horner and Farouk Abdullah of the New York Public Interest Research Group give  tips […] Read More

  • July 21, 2014: Laura Height, Peter Iwanowicz, Steve Greenberg, Chief Michael Ranalli, Kate Breslin

    July 21, 2014

    Environmental groups are unhappy with the Public Authorities Control Board’s approval of a $256 million dollar loan for the Tappan Zee Bridge project.   Laura Haight of NYPIRG and Peter Iwanowicz of Environmental Advocates of New York explain why and what they may do about it. Steve Greenberg has news from the latest Siena Poll for us. […] Read More

  • July 18, 2014: Ws and Ls, Jon Campbell, Zephyr Teachout, Brenna Erford, Renee Nogales

    July 18, 2014

    We will be joined by City and State reporter Ashley Hupfl who will present the week’s Winners and Losers. Jon Campbell of Gannett’s Albany Bureau analyzes the week’s news from the Tappan Zee to the LIRR. Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham Law Professor challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for Governor, discusses her campaign […] Read More

  • July 17, 2014: Senators Cathy Young, Kathy Marchione and Michael Gianaris; James R. Tallon

    July 17, 2014

    State senate campaign chairs discuss the numbers. First up, Chair of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee Cathy Young, Then, Chair of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee Mike Gianaris. In light of a New York Times report published over the weekend critical of how officials at Hobart & William Smith Colleges had responded to allegations of […] Read More

  • July 16, 2014: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Kyle Hughes, Bruce Gyory, Rep. Chris Gibson

    July 16, 2014

    Concerned Health Professionals of New York last week sent a letter to the state’s acting Health Commissioner asking to meet about the health impacts of hydrofracking. The group has created a compendium of scientific information which it says demonstrates risks and harms of fracking. One of the members, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence […] Read More

  • July 15, 2014: campaign filings, Brian Jones, Dr. Kim Griswold and Marlene Schillinger, secular invocation in Greece, NY

    July 15, 2014

    Today is the deadline for political campaign financial filings in New York. We speak with Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science & International Studies at Iona College & Huffington Post contributor about trends in campaigning. Green Party Lt. Governor candidate Brian Jones discusses education policy. More refugees find homes in western New York than in […] Read More

  • July 14, 2014: E. J. McMahon, Joseph Spector and Bob McCarthy, Yevgeniy Feyman

    July 14, 2014

    Empire Center for Public Policy founder & President EJ McMahon on how New York State can best spend $3.3 billion in fines paid by French bank BNP Paribas. Long-time chairman of the Senate Energy committee George Maziarz has announced that he will not seek re-election. Maziarz is the head of the western NY Senate delegation, […] Read More

  • ‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for July 13, 2014

    July 13, 2014

    Tim Wu, Columbia professor & candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Lt. Governor, discusses mandate relief for upstate New York. Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors Theatre in Schenectady and founder of the Upstate Theatre Coalition for a Fairgame talks about the impact of casinos on other regional entertainment venues. Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, Associate professor […] 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 airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on WCNY-FM and can be streamed online right here at that time.

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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
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Norwich Translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Odessa WINO-FM (89.9 FM) 1 p.m.
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Oswego WRVO-FM (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
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