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The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom airs weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:55 a.m. daily.

Show Archive

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  • Sept. 2, 2014: Chancellor Merryl Tisch, Oliver Koppell, John Sheehan

    September 2, 2014

    Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch weighs in on the start of a new school year. Senate candidate Oliver Koppell explains his position on minimum wage, the DREAM Act, and the Women’s Equality Agenda. Adirondack Council’s John Sheehan reports on a meeting in Plattsburgh on oil train safety. Read More

  • Sept. 1, 2014: Education roundtable, Howie Hawkins, Prof. Richard McGowan

    September 1, 2014

    What does the education landscape look like for 2014-15? We’ll find out with a panel of education stakeholders, who will explore funding, teacher tenure, and the changing standards in New York. Our panel features Dr. Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium; Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association; Port Byron […] Read More

  • ‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Aug. 31, 2014

    August 31, 2014

    Former Congresswoman & Governor Cuomo’s Lt. governor pick Kathy Hochul Onondaga County Comptroller, attorney and Republican candidate for State Comptroller Robert Antonacci Former Assembly Ways & Means Committee Chairman and Chairman of Empire Government Strategies, Jerry Kremer Read More

  • Aug. 29, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, reporter roundtable, Adrian Kuzminski

    August 29, 2014

    Winners and Losers courtesy of reporter Ashley Hupfl of City and State. Analysis of the news of the week with Rick Karlin of the Albany Times Union, and Nick Reisman of Time Warner Cable News. A conversation about the philosophy of political populism with former research scholar in Philosophy at Hartwick college Adrian Kuzminski. Kuzminski […] Read More

  • Aug. 28, 2014: Kathy Hochul, Robert Antonacci, Sara Niccoli

    August 28, 2014

    Lt. Gov. Candidate Kathy Hochul joins Susan for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the Women’s Equality Party to immigration issues to Zephyr Teachout. Robert Antonacci, the Republican candidate for NYS Comptroller and current Onondaga County Comptroller, discusses veterans issues, his call for a debate and why he feels shareholder activism isn’t in his job […] Read More

  • Aug. 27, 2014: Sen. Tim Kennedy, Betty Jean Grant, Randy Credico, Bruce Gyory

    August 27, 2014

    We will speak separately with the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Senate in western New York’s 63rd State Senate District: First up, incumbent State Senator Tim Kennedy; then we will meet the Chair of the Erie County Legislature, Betty Jean Grant. Democratic candidate for Governor Randy Credico talks about his roots as […] Read More

  • Aug. 26, 2014: Sen. Stewart-Cousins, Nathan Schaefer, Sen. O’Brien, Jerry Kremer

    August 26, 2014

    State Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins discusses Women’s Equality Day and the Democratic campaign to win control of the state senate. Empire State Pride Agenda, which announced last week it would back Governor Cuomo’s re-election bid, has come out with its 3rd round of endorsements. Executive Director Nathan Schaefer joins us. Incumbent Democrat State […] Read More

  • Aug. 25, 2014: Attorney General Schneiderman, Bill Sherman, NYLCV endorsements, Harvey Rosenthal

    August 25, 2014

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discusses last week’s Bank of America settlement of $16.65 billion dollar in which the banking giant was forced to acknowledge it made serious “misrepresentations” to the public regarding residential mortgage-backed securities. New York gets mixed reviews when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce deaths from cancer, according to […] Read More

  • Aug. 22, 2014: Ws and Ls, Scott Waldman and Matt Hamilton, Bill McKibben, Blair Horner

    August 22, 2014

    City and State reporter Ashley Hupfl delivers the week’s Winners & Losers. Reporters Scott Waldman of Capital New York and Matt Hamilton of the Albany Times Union provide analysis of the week’s news. Author, educator, environmentalist and co-founder of Bill McKibben discusses climate change, oil trains and why New York should divest its pension […] Read More

  • Aug. 21, 2014: Rep. Paul Tonko, Sen. Skelos, Rob Astorino, Regent Jim Tallon

    August 21, 2014

    Congressman Paul Tonko on energy policy, oil trains and his campaign for re-election. In an “open letter to New York”, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos argues that Democrats aren’t disciplined, are too NYC-centric, and won’t focus on upstate priorities if elected to lead the State Senate. Republican nominee for Governor Rob Astorino outlines his plan […] 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. It airs Sundays at 6 a.m. on WQXW in Ossining, NY.

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 airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on WCNY-FM and can be streamed online right here at that time.

The show also airs in the cities below:

City   Call Letters Time
Albany WVCR-FM (88.3 FM) 5 p.m.
Albany WHDDAM1020 and 91.9 FM Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Binghamton WSQX-FM (91.5 FM) 11 a.m.
Buffalo WBFO-FM (88.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Buffalo WNED-AM (970 AM) 8 p.m.
Clayton WRVH-FM (89.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Cortland WFUC-FM (90.5 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva Translator (90.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Geneva WRVO-FM (88.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Ithaca ICR (88.1 FM) 1 p.m.
Hamilton WRCU-FM (90.1 FM) 8 p.m.
Hamilton Translator (92.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Kingston WLHV-FM (88.1 FM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Kingston WGHQ (920 AM) Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Norwich Translator (89.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Odessa WINO-FM (89.9 FM) 1 p.m.
Ossining WQXW (90.3) 6 a.m. (weekend)
Oswego WRVO-FM (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI-AM (1370 AM) 11 a.m.
Syracuse WRVD-FM (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
Utica WRVN-FM (99.9 FM) 8 p.m.
Watertown WRVJ-FM (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
Watkins Glen WRFI-FM (91.9 FM) 1 p.m.

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