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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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  • May 23, 2019: POTUS Tax Returns

    May 23, 2019

    While Republicans opposed the two Trump-inspired bills, progressives cheered. We heard from two activists, Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, and Ivette Alfonso, Board Chair and President of Citizen Action of New York. Read More


  • May 23, 2019: Sen. Kevin Parker

    May 23, 2019

    With 13 scheduled legislative days remaining, time for the legislature to act on the Climate and Community Protection Act is quickly running low. We got an update on the legislation from the Chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). Read More


  • May 23, 2019: Improving insurance access

    May 23, 2019

    There is a push to provide insurance to the 1 in 38 New York babies born with a congenital anomalies like a cleft palate. The plastic surgery that is required for many of these children is typically not covered by insurance which turns families to Medicaid. We discussed the issue with Babette Grey, Executive Director of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Jennifer Powell, a mom of a child with a cleft palate. Read More


  • May 23, 2019: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

    May 23, 2019

    The Legislature was active this week passing two bills that are aimed at President Trump’s pardon power and tax returns. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) weighed in on the bills passed. Read More


  • May 20, 2019: Improving state economic development transparency

    May 20, 2019

    The deal to bring Amazon to New York City raised a number of questions about the state’s economic development programs. Today, a coalition of good government groups will call for a reshaping of the programs. We discussed the reshaping with Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Deborah Axt, Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York. Read More


  • May 20, 2019: Sexual harassment legislation

    May 20, 2019

    While #MeToo spurred an effort to combat sexual harassment, there is still more work to be done. We heard from Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx), chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Sarah Burger, Founding Member of the Burger Law Group and Board Member of National Employment Lawyers Association-New York, and Rita Pasarell, Sexual Harassment Working Group member and former Legislative Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to former Assemblyman Vito Lopez, on what more needs to be done. Read More


  • May 20, 2019: New Legal Project Executive Director Michele Pollockrich

    May 20, 2019

    After a remarkable tenure as Executive Director of the Legal Project, Lisa Frisch is handing the reins of the organization to Michele Pollockrich. We met the new Executive Director and catch up on the latest work from the organization. Read More


  • May 20, 2019: Comparing NY’s corruption issues with other states

    May 20, 2019

    New York’s issues with corruption have become a perennial issue for voters. How does New York’s issues with corruption compare to other states? Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, and Betsy Gotbaum, Executive Director of Citizens Union, shared their findings on a new report on the subject. Read More


  • May 17, 2019: Women’s Rights

    May 17, 2019

    Activists were in Albany this week to call for the decriminalization of sex work to end the cycle of harm. Taina Bien Aime, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, discussed why she believes decriminalization will just extend the cycle of harm. Read More


  • May 17, 2019: Upcoming Sloop Clearwater events

    May 17, 2019

    2019 is the centennial anniversary of singer/activist Pete Seeger’s birth and the 50th anniversary of the Sloop Clearwater. We caught up with the Sloop Clearwater’s environmental and educational efforts with Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and Betsy Garthwaite, former captain of the Clearwater and board member of the organization. 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.

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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:

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Buffalo  WBFO (88.7 FM) 8 p.m.
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Ithaca  WICR (88.1 FM) 3 p.m.
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Norwich  WRVO translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
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Ossining  WQXW (90.3 FM) 5 a.m. Sunday
Oswego  WRVO (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
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Rome WRVO Translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
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