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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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  • May 22, 2018: Bill Lipton

    May 22, 2018

    On Saturday, the Working Families Party officially nominated Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively. We heard from Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families Party, on the nomination and their decision to delay nominating a candidate for Attorney General. Read More


  • May 22, 2018: Alisa Wellek and Khalil Cumberbatch

    May 22, 2018

    Under current law, immigrants convicted of a crime can be deported after facing a sentence of over one year. Activists are pushing for New York to shorten the maximum sentence for Class A misdemeanors by just one day to allow federal immigration judges discretion on a case by case basis. Alisa Wellek, Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, and Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society, explained the impact this will have for immigrants across New York. Read More


  • May 22, 2018: Jim Heaney

    May 22, 2018

    We discussed the latest stories from the Investigative Post with the organization’s Editor and Executive Director, Jim Heaney. Read More


  • May 22, 2018: Sen. John Bonacic

    May 22, 2018

    With their decision in Murphy v. NCAA, the Supreme Court pushed the responsibility of legalizing sports betting to the states. So how will New York respond? We asked Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope), chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee; how and when the State will act on sports betting. Read More


  • May 21, 2018: Dina Refki

    May 21, 2018

    The Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at UAlbany is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a plethora of guests including Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa. We previewed Tuesday’s anniversary event with the center’s Executive Director Dina Refki Read More


  • May 21, 2018: Jeff Gural and Stephen Acquario

    May 21, 2018

    The Supreme Court has brought the question of legalizing sports betting to the states. Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties, and Jeff Gural, real estate developer and owner of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racinos, explained what kind of impact this will have on New York Read More


  • May 21, 2018: Bride Farrell

    May 21, 2018

    Advocates are still pushing for passage of the Child Victims Act by the end of this legislative session. We heard from Bridie Farrell, CEO and Co-Founder of NY Loves Kids and abuse survivor, on their legislative efforts and her community event in Syracuse tonight. Read More


  • May 21, 2018: Tim Wu

    May 21, 2018

    The Obama era net neutrality policies will soon be repealed by the Federal Communications Commission. We discussed the change and his potential run for Attorney General with Tim Wu, Author and Professor at Columbia University. Read More


  • May 20, 2018: Capitol Pressroom

    May 20, 2018

    Guests: Marc Molinaro, presumptive GOP nominee for Governor and Dutchess County Executive Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association Russ Haven, Legislative Counsel at the New York Public Interest Research Group Melissa Fleischut, President of the New York State Restaurant Association Tim Taney, owner of the restaurant Slidin’ Dirty Read More


  • May 18, 2018: Tipped Wage Credit

    May 18, 2018

    Today, a hearing looking into eliminating the minimum wage tax credit in New York was held in Albany. Melissa Fleischut, President of the New York State Restaurant Association, and Tim Taney, owner of the restaurant Slidin’ Dirty, explained their views on the elimination of the minimum wage tax credit. 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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New York City (WNYC-820 AM) Sundays at 6 a.m.
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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.

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