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Albany, NY
Capitol Correspondent, WCNY Syracuse — NPR, PBS
As seen in:  NPR, PBS, City and State

Susan Arbetter is the Emmy Award-winning News Director for WCNY Syracuse PBS/NPR, and Producer/Host of The Capitol Pressroom syndicated public radio program.

A Culture of Fear — Mr. R says his developmentally disabled child was abused multiple times at several state-run facilities. While the first incident of abuse took place 16 years ago, Mr. R didn't want to provide his real name, the name of his son or the facility where he lives because of what he describes as a persistent culture of fear at state facilities.

Evaluating the Evaluations — Who likes the current teacher evaluation system in New York? Not the governor, who called it "baloney" in his State of the State speech. Not Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association, who called it "overly complex, bureaucratic and too easily manipulated."

Time, Money are Running out for Toxic Sites

Time and Money are Running out for Toxic Sites

The Cost of Justice — Indigent defense advocates are using recent calls to reform the justice system to push for funding for a statewide public defense system. In October the state settled the long-running Hurrell-Harring lawsuit, which was filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Policy & Personality in NY-24

For Upstate Latinos, All Politics Is Local For Now — "I remember when a Latino elected official from upstate was offered help from a powerful downstate Latino politician," says Michael Fondacaro. "The response was, 'Yeah, I appreciate it, but no thanks. Wouldn't do me any good to stand next to a New York City Democrat.'

Playing Poli-Scrapple — Scrapple, a delicacy I grew up with in western Pennsylvania, is an acquired taste. Throw leftover scraps of pork butt and ham hocks into a hot pan with onion, celery, sage, cornmeal, a lot of butter and-voilà-you get a cheap, filling dinner (especially when chased with a slice of red velvet cake, another Keystone State specialty).

Spellbinding: A Q&A With Sriram Hathwar — Sriram Hathwar, an eighth grader from Steuben County, rocketed to fame last month by winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Hathwar, who correctly spelled such words as nocifensor, sdrucciola and stichomythia, shares the title with Ansun Sujoe of Texas, the first time there have been co-champions in more than 50 years.

A Recipe for Economic Recovery Upstate — D epending on which of the state's major party gubernatorial candidates you believe, upstate New York is either a shining example of an economy on the mend or a blighted place where burdensome regulations are squashing the entrepreneurial spirit.
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