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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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  • October 12, 2018: Kavanaugh hearings and the upcoming midterms

    October 12, 2018

    Today is the last day to register to vote for many people across the country to register to vote including New Yorkers. We discussed what is on the ballot this year with two activists: Ana Maria Archila, activist who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake during the Kavanaugh nomination process, and Bob Bland, Co-President of the Women’s March and CEO and Founder of Manufacture New York. Read More


  • October 12, 2018: Breaking down the Molinaro tax plan

    October 12, 2018

    Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission, and Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, stopped by to broke down the tax plan proposed by GOP gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro. Read More


  • October 12, 2018: Capitol Hauntings

    October 12, 2018

    Throughout the month of October, the Office of General Services will be giving tours of the State Capitol to explore the building’s spooky history. We heard some of the haunting stories of the Capitol from Stuart Lehman, Educational Coordinator at the Office of General Services. Read More


  • October 12, 2018: Winners and Losers with Jeff Coltin and David Kleeper with the news

    October 12, 2018

    Who are the winners and losers of the week? City and State staff reporter Jeff Coltin joined us to crown them all. Then, David Klepper, Statehouse reporter for the Associated Press, broke down the news of the week. Read More


  • October 11, 2018: Best of: Senate candidate John Mannion

    October 12, 2018

    The 50th State Senate District could play a major role in which party will control the chamber come January. We discussed the latest from the campaign trail with Democratic nominee for the seat, John Mannion. (originally aired 9/26/18) Read More


  • October 11, 2018: Best of: September 11th Victims Fund issues

    October 12, 2018

    17 years have gone by since the attacks of September 11th. New concerns have arisen about the funding levels of the 9/11 Victims Fund. We discussed the issue with John Feal, a 9/11 responder who was injured and Founder, President and Founder of the Feal Good Foundation, and Joel Kupferman, attorney at the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project. (originally aired 9/20/18) Read More


  • October 11, 2018: Best of: Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb

    October 12, 2018

    The race for New York’s 21st congressional district has gotten heated with barbs being thrown on both sides. We met the Democratic nominee looking to unseat Elise Stefanik, former St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb. (originally aired 9/20/18) Read More


  • October 11, 2018: Best of: Senate candidate Bob Antonacci

    October 12, 2018

    Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci (R) is looking to keep the 50th State Senate district red. We discussed the latest from the campaign trail and the issues impacting the Syracuse area Senate district with the candidate. (originally aired 10/4/18) Read More


  • October 10, 2018: Connect: NY Threats to New York’s Waterways

    October 10, 2018

    On this special edition of the Capitol Pressroom we look at threats to our state’s most valuable natural resource: Fresh Water. We outline some of the most dangerous threats to our waterways including blue-green algae; microplastics and road salt with our panel of experts: Dr. Dan Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College; Dr. Lisa Cleckner, Director of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Joan Leary Matthews, Director of the Urban Water Management, Water Initiatives, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council Read More


  • October 9, 2018: Connect: NY on Screenagers

    October 9, 2018

    A special presentation of the PBS show Connect: NY… We explore screen addiction among teenagers and hear about a film being presented at schools around the country called, “Screenagers”. While there is no official definition for screen addiction, there is research that links social media use to depression, but like so much around technology it’s not conclusive. In fact, that’s a theme of today’s program: more research is needed to answer questions like, “why are some children more vulnerable to screen time than others?” Today we speak with 3 experts about developing a social contract with your teenager; creating an open dialogue and navigating a problem that we adults frequently suffer from too. Guests: • Dr. Michael Robb, Director of Research at Common Sense Media • Bonnie Russell, Immediate past president of the New York State PTA • Dr. David O’Rourke, District Superintendent of the Erie 2 BOCES 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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