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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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  • April 24, 2019: Bruce Gyory

    April 24, 2019

    Bruce Gyory, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at UAlbany and Senior Strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, shared his insights on the party politics impacting the Albany political sphere. Read More


  • April 24, 2019: Uninsured Western and Central New Yorkers

    April 24, 2019

    A new report takes an in-depth look at the number of uninsured New Yorkers living in Western and Central New York. Peter Newell, author of the report and Director of the United Hospital Fund’s Health Insurance Project, and Diane Oyler, Vice President of Programs for the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, explained the findings from their report. Read More


  • April 24, 2019: Save 81 on the “community grid” decision

    April 24, 2019

    Not everyone is pleased with the state’s decision to name the “community grid” as their preferred plan for I-81 in Syracuse. We heard from one of the leaders of the Save 81 movement, Greg Lancette, President of the Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council (CNNYBTC). Read More


  • April 24, 2019: Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon on I-81

    April 24, 2019

    Not everyone is pleased with the state’s decision to name the “community grid” as their preferred plan for I-81 in Syracuse. County Executive Ryan McMahon (R-Onondaga County) filled us in on how the County is preparing for this major change in the metro area. Read More


  • April 23, 2019: NYS population changes

    April 23, 2019

    With the decennial census just one year away, the Census Bureau has released their latest population estimate which shines a light on trends that could spell trouble for New York’s congressional representation come reapportionment time. EJ McMahon, Founder and Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, stopped by to make sense of the numbers. Read More


  • April 23, 2019: ICE in New York State Courts

    April 23, 2019

    Last week, the New York State Office of Court Administration established rules that will bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting people in the state’s courthouses without a warrant or order. We discussed the new rules with Sarah Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, and Sheriff Craig Apple (D-Albany County) on the impact this will have for immigrants. Read More


  • April 23, 2019: I-81 “Community grid” impacts on the community

    April 23, 2019

    Yesterday, the State Department of Transportation made the “community grid” option their preferred choice for the I-81 corridor in the Syracuse region. The New York Civil Liberties Union’s Lanessa Chaplin, Project Counsel, and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Central NY Chapter Director, weighed in on the impacts this will have on the communities. Read More


  • April 23, 2019: I-81 proponents on “community grid” decision

    April 23, 2019

    Yesterday, the State Department of Transportation made the “community grid” option their preferred choice for the I-81 corridor in the Syracuse region. We heard from two grid proponents on the decision, Syracuse Common Councilor Joe Driscoll and Ken Jackson, Editor and Publisher of Urban CNY Read More


  • April 22, 2019: A diverse and open Adirondack Park

    April 22, 2019

    Earth Day is an annual reminder to cherish and protect the natural wonders of this planet but sadly some people don’t get to enjoy areas like the Adirondack Park. We heard from the co-founders of Adirondack Diversity Solutions, Dr. Donathan Brown and Cindy Rodriguez, on the work they are doing to ensure people of all backgrounds feel welcomed when exploring New York’s Adirondacks. Read More


  • April 22, 2019: OFF Act

    April 22, 2019

    Last year, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing the effects of climate change and an abridged timeline to respond to them. Two activists, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Author and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, and Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund of New York State, explained why they are pushing the state to enact a faster timeline with the OFF Act. (originally aired 3/6/19) 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.

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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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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.
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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
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Syracuse  WRVD (90.3 FM) 8 p.m.
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