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WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

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.

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  • July 21, 2017: Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal

    July 21, 2017

    The fight against ISIS is in flux after Iraqi forces took back the key city of Mosul. Karl Rethemeyer, Interim Dean at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and Victor Asal, Chair of the Public Administration and Policy Department at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, came to the studio to break the the situation down. Read More

  • July 21, 2017: Jason Garnar

    July 21, 2017

    Broome County is facing some serious challenges with its budget this year. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar (D) joined us to discuss the issues the County faces and the priorities he wants to highlight in this year’s budget. Read More

  • July 21, 2017: Winners and Losers and Bill Mahoney

    July 21, 2017

    Who are the winners and losers of the week? City and State Editor-in-Chief Jon Lentz joined us to crown them all. Then, Politico New York’s Bill Mahoney stopped by to break down the news of the week with Susan. Read More

  • July 20, 2017: A Special Presentation of Connect: NY, Too Old to Work

    July 20, 2017

    Today, we shared a special presentation of the second installment of our Connect: NY series on poverty which focuses on seniors. We introduced you to a woman whose disabilities keep her from working, as well as the community center that serves as her lifeline. Our are 4 experts on the issue: · Patricia Campany of Catholic Charities; · Randall Hoak of AARP; · Maria Alvarez of the Senior Action Council; · Mason Kaufman of Meals on Wheels, Syracuse. Read More

  • July 19, 2017: John Kane

    July 19, 2017

    The Seneca Nation and the State of New York are in a dispute over whether the Nation still owes money to the state under a gaming compact. Recently, while in western New York, the Governor stated “the Senecas have a history of litigation with the state, with local governments. They have a history of signing agreements and then later having non-compliance issues and I hope they don’t repeat that.” The Seneca’s now say the Governor “insulted” them. Meanwhile, local municipalities, many of which are strapped for cash are stuck in the middle. Native American activist and radio host John Kane gave an update on the situation. Read More

  • July 19, 2017: Sarah Rogerson and Lisa Frisch

    July 19, 2017

    James Hodgkinson, the man who shot House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, reportedly had a history of domestic violence. Justin Walters fatally shot his wife Nichole in the driveway of their home during a domestic dispute in which New York State Police trooper Joel Davis was also killed. Today, Lisa Frisch, executive director of the Legal Project, and Sarah F. Rogerson, Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School; Director, Immigration Law Clinic; Director, Law Clinic & Justice Center, discussed domestic violence “triggers” as well as the overlap between these kinds of shootings and domestic violence. Read More

  • July 19, 2017: Bruce Gyory

    July 19, 2017

    “I’m agnostic,” says Bruce Gyory of a Constitutional Convention. Today, the Senior Strategist at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at the University at Albany joined us with a down-the-middle political assessment of the upcoming Con-Con. Read More

  • July 18, 2017: Bea Grause

    July 18, 2017

    The Senate’s version of the Affordable Care Act repeal bill has stalled without a scheduled vote. Bea Grause, President of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), joined us to give an update on the work HANYS has been doing to stop the bill from passing, and what a compromise ACA “fix” could look like. Read More

  • July 18, 2017: Siena Poll with Steven Greenberg

    July 18, 2017

    What are the numbers telling us in the latest Siena College poll? Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg joined us to analyze the results. Read More

  • July 18, 2017: Cody Hounanian

    July 18, 2017

    The U.S. Education Department would be slashed by 10.6 billion dollars in the President’s proposed budget. How would that kind of cut affect college students across New York? Cody Hounanian, Program Director at Student Debt Crisis, joined Susan to explain the impact on students. 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 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.
Hamilton WRVO translator (92.3 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
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 (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
(1020 AM and 91.9 FM)
Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Syracuse  WRVO (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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