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  • August 18, 2017: John and Jana

    August 18, 2017

    The author and illustrator duo of the upcoming children’s book “We Say No!: A Child’s Guide To Resistance”, John and Jana, joined the show to discuss their Wee Rebels series of children’s books which have a social justice background to them. Read More

  • August 18, 2017: Josh Cotter

    August 18, 2017

    Josh Cotter, staff attorney at Legal Services of Central New York, broke down the efforts to end the use of solitary confinement on juveniles in Broome County correctional facilities. Read More

  • August 18, 2017: Bianca Van Heydoorn and Megan Callaghan

    August 18, 2017

    Governor Cuomo and New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced 7.3 million dollars in grants will be given to fund college-level education programs and reentry services in prisons across the State. Bianca Van Heydoorn, Director of Educational Initiatives at the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College, and Megan Callaghan, Director of College Operations at the Bard Prison Initiative, explained how the grants will impact the work their organizations do. Read More

  • August 17, 2017: EJ McMahon and Rick Timbs

    August 17, 2017

    What keeps education spending so high and is New York getting a good return on investment? EJ McMahon, Founder and Research Director at the Empire Center of Public Policy, and Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium, joined the show to discuss those questions and more. Read More

  • August 16, 2017: Bruce Gyory

    August 16, 2017

    What are the political implications of Charlottesville? Bruce Gyory, Senior Advisor at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at UAlbany contemplated the fallout. Read More

  • August 16, 2017: Asm. Anthony Brindisi

    August 16, 2017

    Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) updated us on his call for a federal investigation into allegations of abuse and neglect in state-run group homes and facilities. Read More

  • August 16, 2017: Cherie Messore

    August 16, 2017

    Around the state and country there is a focus on STEM curriculum and careers. Cherie Messore, Executive Director of WNY STEM, explained the work her organization does with children in STEM fields. Read More

  • August 16, 2017: Ed Cox

    August 16, 2017

    We caught up with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, and discussed upcoming elections, Governor Cuomo, and President Trump. Read More

  • August 15, 2017: Reed Dunlea

    August 15, 2017

    Reed Dunlea, reporter at Circa, explained why you might become an outlaw if you bust a move in a New York City nightclub thanks to a 90 year old law. Read More

  • August 15, 2017: Thomas Rumsey

    August 15, 2017

    Environmental activists have been protesting the Competitive Power Ventures Valley Energy Center in Orange County. Thomas Rumsey, Vice President of External Affairs at Competitive Power Ventures, responded to criticisms. 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. It airs Sundays at 6 a.m. on WQXW in Ossining, NY.

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.
Hamilton WRVO translator (92.3 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
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 (89.0 FM) 8 p.m.
Rochester WXXI (1370 AM) 11 p.m.
Sharon, CT WHDD
(1020 AM and 91.9 FM)
Mon.-Fri 1 p.m. and noon Saturday
Syracuse  WRVO (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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