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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.

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  • November 15, 2018: State Health Resources

    November 15, 2018

    The Health Care Transformation Fund was created in the most recent state budget. The fund would dedicate resources to improving the transmission of health resources to New Yorkers that need it the most. Andrea Smyth, Executive Director of the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health, discussed additional ways the resources can be used to better address the health needs of New Yorkers. Read More

  • November 15, 2018: Child Victims Act

    November 15, 2018

    With the State Senate turning over to Democratic control in January, activists are hopeful that 2019 will be the year that New York will pass the Child Victims Act. Gary Greenberg, founder of Protect NY Kids and the Fighting for Children PAC, explained why he is hopeful this change in leadership will mean passage for the bill. Read More

  • November 15, 2018: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Amazon’s HQ2 and his third term

    November 15, 2018

    Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) joined Susan to discuss the recently announced Amazaon HQ2 decision and his plans heading into his third term. Read More

  • November 14, 2018: Best of: DA David Soares and NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman on criminal justice reform

    November 15, 2018

    This past legislative session started with a strong push to reform New York’s criminal justice system. By June, the measures failed to make it to the Governor’s desk. We discussed the proposed reforms and how it would impact the state with Albany County District Attorney David Soares, President of the District Attorneys Association of New York, and Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. (originally aired 8/30/18) Read More

  • November 14, 2018: Best of: Asm. Addie Jenne on dairy farmers

    November 15, 2018

    With milk prices and demand falling, New York dairy farmers face a financial crisis. We explored the ways that the state government and other organizations can do to help with Asm Addie Jenne (D-Theresa), chair of the Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm, and Nutrition Policy. (originally aired 7/23/18) Read More

  • November 13, 2018: Best of: Tom Stebbins on tort issues

    November 13, 2018

    A recently released report takes a look at the growing issues with the country’s tort system. Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, analyzed the report’s findings. (originally aired 11/2) Read More

  • November 13, 2018: Best of: Hoosick Falls Health Issues

    November 13, 2018

    A recently concluded community questionnaire asked residents of municipalities like Hoosick Falls, how their family’s health has been impacted by water contamination from sources like PFOA. We broke down the results with Judith Enck, former EPA Region 2 Administrator and Dr. David Bond, Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. (originally aired 8/21) Read More

  • November 13, 2018: Best of: Rep. Jerold Nadler on the census

    November 13, 2018

    An undercount of New York’s residents in the 2020 census could lead to New York losing more than one congressional seat. Rep. Jerold Nadler (D-Manhattan) joined the show to explain his call for the state to invest in building an infrastructure to ensure a more accurate count. (originally aired 11/1) Read More

  • November 13, 2018: Best of: Syracuse Lead Battles

    November 13, 2018

    A 2017 study found that more than 11 percent of children in Syracuse had an elevated level of lead in their system. We discussed the issue and the effort to reduce the harm caused by lead poisoning with Peter Dunn, President and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation. (originally aired 10/29) Read More

  • November 12, 2018: Best of: “Incentives to Pander”

    November 12, 2018

    A new book from Cambridge University Press entitled “Incentives to Pander” takes a look at how ineffective economic development policies are used by politicians to gain attention and praise. Co-author of the book Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin, explained. (originally aired 5/4/18) 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:

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.
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.
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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