This Schenectady Life

steven raucci mug shotThis week's episode of This American Life will focus on the Steven Raucci case in Schenectady. From the blurb for the ep, appropriately titled "Petty Tyrants":

In Schenectady, NY, a school maintenance man named Steve Raucci works his way up the ranks for 30 years, until finally he's in charge of the maintenance department. That's when he starts messing with his employees. Teasing them at meetings. Punishing them with crummy work assignments. Or worse things, like secretly slashing their tires in the middle of the night.

TAL airs on WAMC Friday night at 8 pm and Saturday at 4 pm. You can also listen -- and download -- online.

Earlier this year, TAL focused on the broken New York State budget.

(Thanks, everyone!)

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Finally! TAL accidentally posted that blurb in their iPhone app a few weeks back, and I was annoyed when I couldn't play it.

Good to know I'm not going crazy.

Yeah, sad to see, TAL used to be entertaining. Now they have completely lost their way.

How can such a monster control so many people? Last night I heard this story on NPR and I couldn't leave my car!! Monsters come in all sizes or situations. It's a shame so many employees asked for help but there was no one there to stop him sooner.

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