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Inside The Capitol: Syracuse Democrats For Mayor Spar In Televised Forum

Written by Susan Arbetter on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections

WCNY Public Television worked hand-in-glove with the Syracuse Media Group/The Post-Standard to produce the one and only televised debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor of Syracuse. The WCNY team collaborated with SMG’s Editorial Opinion Leader Marie Morelli and Editorial Opinion Specialist Steve Carlic to draft questions that would educate the public about where the candidates stand on key issues. The questions we received from the public in the week leading up to the forum touched on a wide variety… [More]

Inside the Capitol: The Governor’s Next Adirondack Challenge

Written by Susan Arbetter on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Economic Development, Environment, Features, Opinion, Technology

The natural beauty of the Adirondack Park is one of the region’s assets. (Photos: Susan Arbetter) It was Monday. Vacation was over. After pancakes with maple syrup at Chrissy’s Diner in Indian Lake, I walked outside to wait for my husband to unlock the car. We were headed south to Albany. I was depressed. An older man with a cell phone to his ear was standing by the door of the restaurant. He said, “I can tell you’re not from… [More]

Inside The Capitol: A Recap Of Susan Arbetter’s The Capitol Pressroom

Written by Susan Arbetter on . Posted in Daily, Features, Opinion

The Capitol Pressroom’s host, Susan Arbetter, recaps recent highlights of her one-hour public radio show broadcast live from the State Capitol. Arbetter is the news and public affairs director for WCNY in Syracuse. There wasn’t much about this year’s legislative spring break that could be considered break-like. Even legislators who have done nothing more than wish for better weather in conversation with Assemblyman Nelson Castro are edgier now than they were during budget negotiations. For years rank-and-file lawmakers have wanted… [More]