WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

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  • The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.
  • 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.

Show Archive

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  • January 17, 2020: Domestic violence victims adapt to new bail laws

    January 17, 2020

    Maggie Fronk, Executive Director of Wellspring, was in the studio to discuss the ramifications that the state’s new bail laws have on domestic violence cases and the resources that are available to survivors. Read More


  • January 17, 2020: Re-imagining the Erie Canal

    January 17, 2020

    In his State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo called for a redesign of one of New York’s landmarks, the Erie Canal. We spoke with Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority, on the Canal and its impact on New York. Read More


  • January 17, 2020: Bloomberg Law reporter Keshia Clukey

    January 17, 2020

    It’s Friday! We kicked off today’s show with a look back at the news of the week with Bloomberg Law’s Keshia Clukey. You can read more of Keshia’s reporting at www.news.bloomberglaw.com Read More


  • January 17, 2020: Politico NY’s Bill Mahoney on campaign fundraising disclosure

    January 17, 2020

    Politico NY’s Bill Mahoney stopped by the Capitol Pressroom studio to break down recent campaign fundraising disclosures for the Governor and State Senate. Read More


  • January 16, 2020: Best of: Minimum wage in NYS

    January 16, 2020

    Most but not all New Yorkers working at the minimum wage will see an increase in their pay. Greg Biryla, New York State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, explained why all New Yorkers won’t see a minimum wage increase and the economic impact to the state. (Aired January 5, 2020) Read More


  • January 16, 2020: Best of: Who can marry you in NYS?

    January 16, 2020

    The Governor vetoed a bill that would allow more federal judges to marry individuals in New York State because some of those judges were nominated by President Trump. Asm. Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) weighed in on the veto as well as her bill which would allow New Yorkers to apply for a one-day license to marry. (aired 12/30/19) Read More


  • January 16, 2020: Best of: Cuomo’s shaping of the Courts

    January 16, 2020

    In his nine years in the Governor’s Office, Andrew Cuomo has reshaped the state’s highest court. Vin Bonventre, Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School and Editor of the New York Court Watcher blog, shared his insights on the changing dynamic at the Court of Appeals. (aired 12/30/19) Read More


  • January 15, 2020: State of New York’s Kids

    January 15, 2020

    Last week, the Governor gave his tenth State of the State address. Now, child advocates are out with their State of New York’s Kids analysis. Dede Hill, Director of Public Policy at the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, updated us on how New York’s children are faring. Read More


  • January 15, 2020: Financial Services Superintendent Linda Lacewell

    January 15, 2020

    An “active, intensive” investigation into the payroll processing industry by state regulators could be coming to an end soon. Superintendent of Financial Services Linda Lacewell told the Capitol Pressroom Wednesday that most of the companies subpoenaed last fall, following the scandal involving the Capital Region payroll processing company MyPayrollHR, cooperated with her department, which is looking into possible reforms for the industry. “I like to think we’re getting to the last phase of it,” she said of the investigation. In her expansive interview with the Capitol Pressroom, Lacewell addressed banking proposals in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address, a preliminary review of “lawsuit lending” and the need for data privacy protections. She also provided an update on the department’s new oversight of student loan servicers, which was authorized in the budget passed last year. Lacewell said they will be rolling out a number of initiatives in this area […] Read More


  • January 15, 2020: STAR Program hearing w/Asm. Sandy Galef

    January 15, 2020

    Yesterday, the Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee held a hearing on the state’s STAR Program. We heard from the chair of the committee, Asm. Sandy Galef (D-Ossining), on the hearing and what she learned. 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
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM Saturday, 9pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM Saturday, 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM Saturday, 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM Saturday, 6am
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM Saturday, 6am
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM Saturday, 6am
Sharon, CT WHDD-91.9 FM Saturday, 12pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM Saturday, 12pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM Saturday, 12pm
New York City WNYC-820 AM Sunday, 6am

david_lombardoDavid Lombardo
Host
Lombardo brings 10 years of experience in journalism, state politics, and digital media to the position. He previously served as Capitol reporter for the Albany Times Union, where he was also host of the Capitol Confidential podcast. Lombardo’s work in podcasting and data visualization has been recognized by the New York Associated Press Association. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.


timothy_williamsTimothy Williams
Senior Political Producer
Timothy Williams, who has produced “The Capitol Pressroom” since 2017, was promoted to senior political producer at WCNY. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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 5pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM 6pm
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM 8pm
Clayton WRVH-89.3 FM 8pm
Cortland WSUC-90.5 FM 8pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM 9pm
Fenner WMVQ-90.5 FM 8pm
Hamilton WRCU-90.1 FM 8pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM 9pm
Ithaca WRFI-88.1 FM 3pm
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM 8pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM 9pm
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM 8pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM 9pm
Oswego WRVO-89.9 FM 8pm
Rochester WXXI-1370 AM 11pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM/91.9 FM 6pm
Syracuse WRVD-90.3 FM 8pm
Utica WRVN-91.9 FM 8pm
Watertown WRVJ-91.7 FM 8pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM 9pm
Watkins Glen WRFI-91.9 FM 3pm

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