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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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  • July 12, 2019: Census and Redistricting Expert Jeff Wice

    July 12, 2019

    After not getting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, President Trump announced that he would taking an executive action to get the data through other departments. Jeff Wice, senior advisor at New York Counts 2020 and Fellow at SUNY Buffalo School of Law, updated us on the latest efforts. Read More


  • July 12, 2019: Tenant protections

    July 12, 2019

    What do the recently passed rent regulations mean for Upstate New Yorkers? Emily Goldstein, Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, explained the effects of these new tenant protections. Read More


  • July 12, 2019: Combating potholes

    July 12, 2019

    Potholes are a common enemy that all New Yorkers can get behind. Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Asm. Tom Abinanti (D-Tarrytown), chair of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation, discussed their legislation that aims to combat the costs that pothole damage causes. Read More


  • July 12, 2019: W&L and Reporters

    July 12, 2019

    First up, Zach Williams, reporter at City and State, revealed who made this week’s Winners and Losers list. Then, Jon Campbell, reporter at the USA Today Network, took a look back at the news of the week with Susan. Read More


  • July 11, 2019: Children’s Mental Health

    July 11, 2019

    We are one year in from the enactment of mental health education in New York’s schools. How is the program working? How do we address the mental health needs of children when school ends? We asked Glenn Liebman, CEO of the Mental Health Alliance in New York State, and Dan Weir, Director of Camping Services at Frost Valley YMCA. Read More


  • July 11, 2019: Protect the Adirondacks’ Peter Bauer

    July 11, 2019

    Peter Bauer, Executive Director of Protect the Adirondacks and contributor to the Adirondack Almanac, provided an update on the latest issues impacting the Adirondack Park Agency and his organization’s legal action to protect the trees and environment in the Park. Read More


  • July 11, 2019: Drug Take Back

    July 11, 2019

    Last year, the state legislature passed legislation to have drug manufacturers develop plans to safely take back unused medications. We took a look at how manufacturers are responding and the environmental impact improperly disposed of medication could have with Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at the New York Public Interest Research Group, and Mark Ustin, Partner at Farrell Fritz. Read More


  • July 11, 2019: Drinking Water Standards

    July 11, 2019

    The state Department of Health has developed new water quality standards for PFOA/PFOS and 1,4 dioxane. We heard reaction from one of the communities impacted by these drinking water contaminants from Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen as well as Judith Enck, Senior Fellow in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development at Bennington College and former Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Read More


  • July 10, 2019: Bruce Gyory

    July 10, 2019

    Bruce Gyory, senior strategist at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips and adjunct professor of political science at UAlbany, explained why present weaknesses in the Democratic presidential primary field could spell trouble for the party’s chance of retaking the White House in 2020. Read More


  • July 10, 2019: Investigative Post’s Jim Heaney

    July 10, 2019

    According to new reporting from Investigative Post, the City of Buffalo is on less stable financial footing than Mayor Byron Brown purports. Jim Heaney, Editor and Executive Director of Investigative Post, shared the details on the new reporting. 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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