Susan Arbetter – Friday, October 19th

11 Oct

Susan Arbetter

“The Midterms, #metoo, and Mobilization: How What’s Happening in DC Could Transform Albany.”

President Trump had already mobilized women to run for office; now the controversy around Judge Kavanaugh has mobilized women to vote. This energy may change some State Senate races that were never in play into probable Democratic wins.  I will explain why suburban women are key here and look into how a future with a Democratic-controlled State Senate — and a lame duck Governor looking for a legacy — could change the political landscape of New York State.

Susan Arbetter is the Emmy Award-winning host and producer of the syndicated public radio program The Capitol Pressroom, which broadcasts live weekdays from Albany and boasts a daily audience of 100,000 listeners. She is also Director of News & Public Affairs for WCNY. Buffalo Rising described Ms. Arbetter as an “interviewer extraordinaire.

She is the recipient of over 30 awards for electronic journalism, including an Emmy Award for Best Public Affairs Series for the television show Insight and four Emmy nominations for Connect: NY. The Capitol Pressroom was awarded the 2016 NYSBA Award for Community. The Women’s Press Club’s bestowed to Ms. Arbetter their “Excellence in Career Achievement Award.” She has been named to City & State’s Annual Power 100 list every year for the past four years.

Susan lives on a hill in Altamont, NY with her husband.

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