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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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  • July 17, 2019: Larry Levy

    July 17, 2019

    Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies who was recently tapped to concurrently serve as Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, shared his political insights into the latest issues impacting New York. Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Best of: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

    July 17, 2019

    The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act has been heralded as a “moonshot” and “historic”. Miles Farmer, Senior Attorney at the Climate and Clean Energy Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Rich Schrader, NY Political Director and New York Regional Director of the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, explained how the new law works and how it’ll impact New Yorkers. (originally aired 6/25/19) Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Upstate Wind

    July 17, 2019

    A new resource is being launched to help with the development of Upstate wind energy projects. Kathleen Gasperini, Director of Communications at the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and Betta Broad, Director of New Yorkers for Clean Power, explained how this program will help projects through a complicated citing process. Read More


  • July 17, 2019: Mayor Ben Walsh

    July 17, 2019

    Mayor Ben Walsh (I-Syracuse) joined the show to share his views on the I-81 project and discussion period as well as a new report on cost-saving methods that the city can adopt. Read More


  • July 16, 2019: Comprehensive Sex Education

    July 16, 2019

    Gina Tonello, Founder and Director of Stop the Shaming, explained why she started her organization to advocate for comprehensive sex education in New York State. Read More


  • July 16, 2019: I-81 opposition

    July 16, 2019

    Interstate 81 will be a focal point of change for the greater Syracuse area as the interstate transitions into a community grid model. We discussed the changes and its impacts with Supervisor Damian Ulatowski (R-Town of Clay), President of the Onondaga County Supervisor’s Association, and Supervisor Mark Venesky (R-Town of Cicero). Read More


  • July 16, 2019: Rivers Casino Sportsbook

    July 16, 2019

    Rivers Casino in Schenectady is moving forward to open the state’s first sports betting operation. We previewed the operation with the General Manager of Rivers Casino, Justin Moore. Read More


  • July 16, 2019: Elia resignation reaction

    July 16, 2019

    At yesterday’s Board of Regents meeting, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia made the surprise announcement that she will resign her post by the end of August. We got reaction from Bob Lowry, Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research and Communications at New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York School Boards Association. Read More


  • July 15, 2019: Bullying expert Amanda Nickerson

    July 16, 2019

    How can adults in a child’s life identify bullying and respond to its impacts? Amanda Nickerson, Director of Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention and Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, shared her insights and research findings. Read More


  • July 15, 2019: Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky

    July 16, 2019

    Richard Brodsky, former Assemblyman and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, discussed his latest column that takes a look at Governor Cuomo’s relationship with “the left”. 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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