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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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  • 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

  • Aug. 20, 2014: Commissioner King, Quinnipiac poll, “Here One Day” documentary, Larry Levy

    August 20, 2014

    State Ed. Commission Dr. John King discusses the 3 – 8 test scores that were released last week. Maurice Carroll Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac Poll joins us with results from the latest Q poll. After a decades-long struggle with bipolar disorder, Nina Leichter, a sixty-three year old mother of two, committed suicide by jumping […] Read More

  • Aug. 19, 2014: Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Co. Exec. McCoy, Bill Samuels, Brian Sampson

    August 19, 2014

    Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Mayor of Albany Kathy Sheehan join me in the studio to discuss their plans to address the billions of gallons of crude oil being shipped through downtown Albany by rail. EffectiveNY founder and Democratic activist Bill Samuels is angry at how the Board of Elections has characterized a redistricting […] Read More

  • Aug. 18, 2014: Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Joseph Campbell, Patti Southworth, Tim Kremer, Madelyn Thorne

    August 18, 2014

    Last Monday the DEC announced it would hold an issues conference regarding Houston-based Crestwood’s plan to store propane and butane gas in salt caverns on the banks of Seneca Lake. That decision prompted Arlington Storage, a division of Crestwood, to request from FERC clearance to begin construction today. The move has sparked outrage among some […] Read More

  • ‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for Aug. 17, 2014

    August 17, 2014

    Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins and Democratic Party hopeful Zephyr Teachout Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New York and Dick Dadey, Executive Director of the Citizens Union. Bruce Gyory, a political and strategic consultant at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips & UAlbany adjunct professor of political science. Read More

  • Aug. 15, 2014: Ashley Hupfl, Ken Lovett, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

    August 15, 2014

    City & State’s Ashley Hupfl joins us with the week’s Winners & Losers. The New York Daily News’ Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett is just back from Israel where he covered the New York delegation’s trip. He will join us with highlights. New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli drops by to discuss a variety of […] Read More

  • Aug. 14, 2014: Zephyr Teachout and Howie Hawkins, Asm. Aileen Gunther, Prof. Richard McGowan

    August 14, 2014

    Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins and Democratic Party hopeful Zephyr Teachout join me in the studio. Assemblyperson Aileen Gunther continues our conversation about OPWDD’s shift from institutionalization to placing people with developmental disabilities into group homes. Even as three Atlantic City casinos have announced they are closing New York State is forging ahead […] Read More

  • Aug. 13, 2014: Brian Jones, Prof. Stephen Berk, Citizens Union and League of Women Voters, Bruce Gyory

    August 13, 2014

    Green Party LG Candidate Brian Jones speaks out about high-stakes testing, privatization and why he’s not a fan of the new “Stop the Common Core” political party. Union College Professor of History Stephen Berk on how Governor Cuomo should respond to the Palestinian invitation to meet while he is in Israel. Good government groups are […] Read More

  • Aug. 12, 2014: Richard Brodsky, Susan Kent, Albany Law School, Dr. Terrence Murphy

    August 12, 2014

    NYU Wagner School & Demos Fellow Richard Brodsky on the Governor’s trip to Israel amid the Moreland controversy, as well as New York State’s political relationship with Israel. PEF President Susan Kent testified Monday before a legislative hearing that the union is asking its 9000 members who work with people with developmental disabilities to begin […] Read More

  • Aug. 11, 2014: A best-of The Capitol Pressroom

    August 11, 2014

    Blair Horner, Legislative Director of NYPIRG, the New York Public Interest Research Group and Jesse Laymon, Executive Director Effective NY discuss their “Can the Plan” initiative that urges voters to vote no on a ballot question in November on redistricting. Original air-date: 6/24/14 Rochester is the site of a new battery and energy storage facility. […] 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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