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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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  • October 16, 2018: Stories from Sullivan and the Illusion of Service

    October 16, 2018

    The Rockefeller Institute of Government’s “Stories from Sullivan” series takes a look at the challenges that rural communities face when addressing the opioid crisis. We took a deep dive into the issue with Patricia Strach, Director for Policy and Research at the Rockefeller Institute and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Policy, and Katie Zuber, Assistant Director for Policy and Research at the Rockefeller Institute and Executive Director of the Center for Law & Policy Solutions. Read More


  • October 16, 2018: Sen. Gustavo Rivera on the state’s opioid response and safe injection sites

    October 16, 2018

    The opioid crisis is still having a massive impact on communities across the country and New York. We discussed what the state can do to address the issue with Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), ranking member of the Senate Health Committee. Read More


  • October 16, 2018: NYSUT’s Andy Pallotta on “forces of evil” and campaign accounts

    October 16, 2018

    In an interview on Monday’s show, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan called the public teachers union, NYSUT, a “force of evil” that wants one party rule in New York. We heard reaction to the comments from the President of NYSUT, Andy Pallotta. Read More


  • October 15, 2018: Josefa Velasquez on campaign finance filings

    October 15, 2018

    Josefa Velasquez, campaign finance reporter at Sludge, shared her insights and reporting on how the funding of the campaigns of New York’s Attorney General candidates by certain interests could impact how they work in the office, if elected. Read More


  • October 15, 2018: GOP gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro

    October 15, 2018

    GOP gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro stopped by to discuss the latest from the campaign trail and some details on his tax plan. Read More


  • October 15, 2018: U-CAN mentoring program

    October 15, 2018

    Last year, we introduced you to a program that aimed to help young adults who were teetering between incarceration and a life outside the justice system. Recently, the Cohoes U-CAN program celebrated its first graduating class. We heard from the program’s co-founders, Cohoes City Court Judge Andra Ackerman and John Caher, Senior Advisor for Strategic and Technical Communications at the New York State Office of Court Administration, on the program’s success. Read More


  • October 15, 2018: Congressional candidate Asm. Anthony Brindisi

    October 15, 2018

    On the federal level, the race for New York’s 22nd congressional district between incumbent Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi could play a pivotal role in which party controls the House of Representatives. The Assemblyman discussed the race and the issues impacting the district with less than one month to go until Election Day. Read More


  • October 15, 2018: Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

    October 15, 2018

    The Senate Republicans are looking to hold onto the State Senate to be a “firewall” against complete Democratic control of state government. We got an update on the GOP efforts from the Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) Read More


  • October 14, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    October 15, 2018

    Guests Jeff Coltin, staff reporter at City and State Dave Klepper, statehouse reporter at the Associated Press Stuart Lehman, Educational Coordinator at the Office of General Services Dave Friedfel, Director of State Studies at the Citizens Budget Commission Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute Ana Maria Archila, activist and co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy Bob Bland, Co-President of the Women’s March and CEO and Founder of Manufacture New York Read More


  • October 12, 2018: Kavanaugh hearings and the upcoming midterms

    October 12, 2018

    Today is the last day to register to vote for many people across the country to register to vote including New Yorkers. We discussed what is on the ballot this year with two activists: Ana Maria Archila, activist who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake during the Kavanaugh nomination process, and Bob Bland, Co-President of the Women’s March and CEO and Founder of Manufacture New York. 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:

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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.
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Watertown WRVJ (91.7 FM) 8 p.m.
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