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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.

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  • March 22, 2018: Howie Hawkins

    March 22, 2018

    In 2014, Howie Hawkins received the most votes ever for a Green Party gubernatorial candidate in New York. Now, he joined Susan to discuss the issues impacting New York State as he weighs a third consecutive run for the Governor’s office. Read More

  • March 22, 2018: Drones

    March 22, 2018

    The burgeoning drone industry in Central New York is playing a key role in the redevelopment of the area. Robert Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centerstate CEO, broke down the ways his organization is helping foster the industry’s growth in the region. Read More

  • March 22, 2018: Melinda Mack

    March 22, 2018

    New York has quite the predicament, lots of open jobs and a shortage of skilled workers to fill them. Melinda Mack, Executive Director of the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, explained the effort to train workers for the jobs open across the state. Read More

  • March 22, 2018: Sen. Cathy Young

    March 22, 2018

    The deadline to pass the state budget on time is creeping ever closer. We got an update on budget negotiations and on sexual harassment legislation from the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Cathy Young (R-Olean). Read More

  • March 21, 2018: Michael Kink and Morris Pearl

    March 21, 2018

    The Assembly’s one-house budget includes a variety of creative ways to raise revenue including a multi-millionaire’s tax. We heard from someone who will have to pay that tax, Morris Pearl, former Managing Director at BlackRock Inc. and Chair of Patriotic Millionaires, and Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All coalition. Read More

  • March 21, 2018: Larry Levy

    March 21, 2018

    Cynthia Nixon made it official as she announced her run for Governor on Monday. Larry Levy, Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, shared his insights on the new entrant’s path to the nomination. Read More

  • March 21, 2018: Finger Lakes Incinerator

    March 21, 2018

    According to the Rochester Business Journal, tourism is a 3 billion dollar industry in the Finger Lakes region which employs over 59,000 people. Now, a Rochester company, Circular EnerG, is working to build a 365 million dollar Waste to Energy plant in the small Seneca County town of Romulus. David Locke, owner of Locke’s Glen on the Lake and member of the Seneca Lake Guardian, and Will Ouweleen, vintner at O-Neh-da and Eagle Crest Vineyards and founding member of the Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition, explained their objections and the effects this will have on their businesses. Read More

  • March 21, 2018: Asm. Deborah Glick

    March 21, 2018

    The Reproductive Health Act which would codify the Roe v. Wade decision into New York State law has stalled in the Senate Health Committee. We discussed the effort to pass the bill with the lead sponsor of the Assembly version, Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan). Read More

  • March 20, 2018: Bill Lipton and Bail Reform

    March 20, 2018

    Activist and actress Cynthia Nixon announced on Monday that she will primary Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for Governor. We heard from Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families Party, on how Nixon’s entrance will impact the race. We discussed the Governor’s bail reform proposals from a variety of viewpoints with Asm. Dan Quart (D-Manhattan), Albany County District Attorney David Soares, and Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York Association of Counties. Read More

  • March 20, 2018: Behavioral health resources

    March 20, 2018

    Andrea Smyth, Executive Director of the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health, and Jason Lippman, Executive Vice President of the Coalition for Behavioral Health, explained how the proposed state budget could negatively impact the mental health services offered in New York State. 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.
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
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 (89.0 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.
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Watertown WRVJ (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
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