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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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  • 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

  • March 20, 2018: Child Victims Act

    March 20, 2018

    Advocates made their way to the State Capitol last week to push legislators to pass the Child Victims Act. We discussed the effort with Sarah Powers-Barnhard, a former USA Volleyball player and child sexual abuse survivor, and Marci Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer and academic director of Child USA and a founding member of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators. Read More

  • March 19, 2018: Education Equity

    March 19, 2018

    On the education front, the Governor has been pushing for greater transparency in the name of educational equity by proposing that 15 school districts share their methodology for distributing school aid. But several education experts and advocates are not on board with this idea. We spoke first with Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium; and Bob Lowry, Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research and Communications at the New York State Council of School Superintendents. And then, we heard from Billy Easton, Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education along with Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association. Read More

  • March 19, 2018: Siena poll

    March 19, 2018

    Siena’s Steve Greenberg detailed the latest research poll on issues including the race for Governor. Read More

  • March 19, 2018: Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

    March 19, 2018

    Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) remembered Rep. Louise Slaughter and discussed her conference’s priorities heading into the budget negotiations. 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:

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Jamestown WUBJ (88.1 FM) 8 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
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