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Street Talk is a half hour public affairs program that airs weekends on our four Cumulus Media radio stations in Syracuse.

Hosted by Ted & Amy, the show features interviews with individuals and organizations that impact us all here in Central New York. On this page we will feature interviews and segments from the show.

If you have an event to promote or issues to discuss, EMAIL US and please allow two weeks advance notice.


Street Talk airing weekend of 8/30/19

David’s Refuge is an organization that offers respite, resources and support to parents of children with special needs or those who have chronic or terminal illnesses. Their popular “Taste of David’s Refuge” is being held at the RedBarn 20 in Cazenovia on September 13th. Christine Corbett is Director of Philanthropy at David’s Refuge. Josh Haun of Haun Specialty Gases, is the main sponsor of “Taste of David’s Refuge”. http://DavidsRefuge.org

The Salvation Army is asking the Central New York community to become part of the Hero Society by donating a small amount of money each month to help them run their many programs 365 days a year. Gina Lazara of the Salvation Army fills us in on how you can be a part of their Hero Society. http://sasyr.org


Street Talk airing weekend of 8/23/19

ARC of Onondaga is holding their annual Dunkin Run ARC Race on Saturday September 7th at Longbranch Park in Liverpool. Director of Development Joanna Jewett explains what their long running organization is all about and how you can help. http://ArcRace.org http://ARCOn.org

Joe Stanley wants everyone to take vacation but make sure your place of employment has you covered while you’re gone. http://StanleyLawOffices.com

Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus is open to the public and offers miles of trails to enjoy all year round. Whitney Lash-Marshall is their Executive Director. http://BaltimoreWoods.org


Street Talk airing weekend of 8/16/19

The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to offer mainly free services to women who are starting a business or expanding their current one. Joanne Lenweaver fills us in on what has been going on this Summer at WISE and we introduce this month’s featured female entrepreneur, Robin Cortese, Vice President of AT&T Premier Technologies.Find out more about the WISE Women’s Business Center at http://wisecenter.org and see more on AT&T Premier Technologies, see http://PremierUNY.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 8/9/19

The Friends Of Central Library have already started selling season tickets to their upcoming Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series which begins in September and benefits the Onondaga County Library System. Peggy Fabic is on the board. http://foclsyracuse.org

The extremely popular Customer Appreciation Day is happening Saturday, August 18th at Natur-Tyme on Erie Blvd. from 9 am to 6 pm featuring special speaker Roslyn Rogers who is a Certified Nutritional Consultant among other things. She’ll be speaking about her book and how she got her title of THE RED HOT LADY OF MENOPAUSE!
Wendy Meyerson and her husband have been running their local health food store since 2001 and in 2012 moved to a huge space on Erie Blvd. But they still hold true to their mission of creating a healthier community through their store as she talks about here. Find out more about Natur-Tyme during their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday August 17th from 9 am to 6 pm at their store on Erie Blvd. near Bridge Street. http://www.natur-tyme.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 8/2/19

CNY Snap is a Spay and Neuter Assistance program to help end the over population of cats and dogs in Central New York. It is based in Cortland but helps animals throughout the area and they’re holding a special fundraiser next weekend at Destiny USA. Vice President and CoOrdinator Janice Venditte and Volunteer Tonya Kassler have more on their organization and how you can help. Again you can see them at Destiny USA August 10th and 11th on the first floor near the Disney Store. Or see more on their organization at http://CNYSnap.Shutterfly.com

Janice Todeschini’s brother died of pancreatic cancer four and a half years ago. She is raising money to help cancer patients by holding a very unique annual fundraiser in Old Forge called The Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer. She explains more about her mission and how you can paddle for a great cause. http://upstate.edu/paddle

Sound the Alarm is a FREE smoke alarm service offered by the American Red Cross to make sure that houses and apartments have working smoke detectors that many times are the difference between life and death. Emily Tripepi is an American Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist. http://soundthealarm.org/wcny


Street Talk airing weekend of 7/26/19

Summer is flying by and there are some amazing events happening in the next couple of weeks. On Sunday, August 11th, Dig Safely New York is celebrating their 50th year here in New York State. They are based right in East Syracuse and they’re holding a Free Community Day Celebration open to everyone to help remind you to call 811 before you dig on 8/11! Get it? Kevin Hopper is Executive Director at Dig Safely New York. http://DigSafelyNewYork.com

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is holding their second annual Over the Edge 4 Kids on Saturday August 17th. Community residents are invited to rappel down a 10 story building in downtown Syracuse, all to raise money for the center, dedicated to healing abused children and raising awareness to help prevent child abuse. Colleen Merced is their Executive Director. http://mcmahonryan.org

Summer fun includes water – whether it’s in the form of boating, swimming or water parks. But Lawyer Joe Stanley says you better play it safe. http://stanleylawoffices.com

If you are hearing this show early enough, you still have time to head out to today’s Philanthropic Foodies, an event that raises money for charitable causes in Central New York by allowing you to try different foods and beverages from a variety of restaurants in Central New York. Renee Duffy is the organizer. http://PhilanthropicFoodies.org


Street Talk airing weekend of 7/19/19

The WISE Women’s Business Center in downtown Syracuse continues to provide hundreds of women each year with mainly free services to help start a business or expand their current one. Joanne Lenweaver joins us again to fill us in on what is happening at WISE and this month’s female entrapreuner is Laura Thorne, owner, operator and Performance Improvement Consultant for Laura Thorne Consulting. Again, you can see more about Laura at LauraThorneConsulting.com and the WISE Women’s Business Center at http://WiseCenter.org

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 7/12/19

Charcot-Marie-Tooth or CMT is a neurological disease that kills the nerves of those affected, mainly in the feet and hands. It is mis-diagnosed frequently, but the CMT Association is hoping to change that. The Syracuse Branch is holding their first ever fundraiser walk on Saturday, September 14th. Mike Casey is the Syracuse Branch leader. For more information visit http://www.cmtausa.org

Our tech guru Marc Saltzman was just recently at the E 3 where he checked out all of the fun stuff that is new in video games and the tech world and he fills us in. Check out Marc’s columns in USA Today and many other publications nationwide.

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 7/5/19

The 20th anniversary of the Syracuse Nationals is being celebrated July 19th through the 21st at the New York State Fairgrounds, with over 8,000 classic cars expected from all over the US and Canada! But even though the cars are the backdrop of this amazing event that brings millions of dollars to the Central New York economy, the Syracuse Nationals features so much more, according Owner Rob O’Connor. Find out more at http://SyracuseNationals.com

The second annual Running of the Elks takes place beginning and ending at the Liverpool Elks Lodge on Friday evening, July 19th to benefit Honor Flight Syracuse. Organizer Eric Neubauer fills us in. Sign up at http://RunSignUp.com or look for Running With the Elks on Facebook.

Hope for Bereaved is once again holding their Remembrance Run/Walk. This takes place Sunday, July 21st at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. Katie Oja is one of the organizers. Sign up today at http://HopeForBereaved.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 6/28/19

The Empire State Ride is a long-distance cycling tour that raises funds for cancer research. The 7 day, 500 plus mile cycling adventure starts in New York City and crosses New York State, ending at Niagara Falls. Terry Bourgeois is the founder of the Empire State Ride and still an active participant. Dr. Joyce Ohm is a researcher at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo and a first time Empire State Ride rider. For more information, visit http://EmpireStateRide.com

We’re just finishing out the month of June which is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Julie Sheedy is the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer at Loretto. She talks about the new major renovations and new construction to expand and enhance dementia care at three of the Loretto facilities – The Heritage in Syracuse, The Nottingham in Jamesville and Loretto Health and Rehab on the main campus in Syracuse. For more on any of the programs at Loretto, visit their website at http://LorettoCNY.org

The fourth annual Tippy Daughton Memorial Open golf tournament to benefit Clear Path for Veterans is happening Saturday, July 20th at Timber Banks in Baldwinsville. It is named after Timothy “Tippy” Daughton who was a Vietnam Veteran. His son and organizer Mike Daughton has more.  Find out more information and register at http://TippyOpen.com

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 6/21/19

The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to provide mainly free services to women who are looking to start a business or expand their current one. Joanne Lenweaver who is at the helm at WISE joins us today as well as this month’s female entrepreneur, Latisia Hall-Cannon, CEO of UrbanTSyr. To find out more about the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit http://wisecenter.org. To see more about Latisia, go to http://UrbanTSyr.com

Charity for Children is holding their Half Marathon on June 30th and, due to popular demand, it’s back at Green Lakes State Park. Founder Nina Albino talks about the day, which also features a 5K walk and run and a kid’s fun run, and also explains what their mission is all about. For more information on the Half Marathon, visit http://TheHalf.run. For more on Charity for Children, visit http://CharityForChildren.org

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 6/14/19

Griffin’s Guardians had to move their 5th Annual Penalty Kick Shoot Out back a little this year because of the wet weather. But the good news is that you can still sign up! Erin Engle is the founder of Griffin’s Guardians. And board member Dan Howard is also the tournament director. Again the Penalty Kick Shoot Out is June 23rd. To have a five player team, visit http://griffinsguardians.org by June 18th.

The Haven at Skanda will hold their 2nd annual Family Fun Day on Saturday June 22nd at their location on Mosley Road in Cazenovia. The Haven at Skanda is a nonprofit organization with the mission of caring for rescued horses, rescued farm animals and endangered breeds. To hear more on what Haven at Skanda is up to, Executive Director Ellen Beckerman joins us. For more information on Family Fun Day visit http://TheHavenAtSkanda.org

Launch CNY is launching their summer program soon. Executive Director Diane Pennings, along with Director of Education Renee Berlucchi joined us last week to talk about their inclusive summer program and they share more information here. For more information visit http://LaunchCNY.org

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 6/7/19

The annual Boat Float and Bash will be happening at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum on the Erie Canal in Chittenango on June 15th. The event brings in paddlers from all around the country to paddle on the historic Erie Canal, whose history here in Central New York really shaped who we are today. Joseph Treglia is the Executive Director and Program Director Derrick Pratt fill us in on everything Canal. http://chittenangolanding.com

Launch CNY is launching their summer program soon and their golf tournament is also right around the corner. Because the deadline for their golf tournament is June 12th, we will be hearing about their summer program for the next two Street Talks. Executive Director Diane Pennings, along with Director of Education Renee Berlucchi and Marketing and Development Manager Janey Smith fill us in on the recent name change and much more. We’ll be hearing more about Launch CNY and their summer student programs next week. For more information visit http://LaunchCNY.org


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/31/19

SAGE Upstate is a non-profit agency that provides services for the LGBTQ seniors in our community. They are holding their annual Gay 5K on June 15th which is open to everyone who would like to support their cause. Executive Director Kim Dill explains what their organization is all about. http://sageupstate.org http://cnygay5K.org

ACR Health’s 27th annual AIDS Walk/Run, depending on when you are listening, either is happening or just happened today! Executive Director Wil Murtaugh and Development Associate Will Sudderth talk about how their organization has changed and evolved. http://acrhealth.org

Some changes here for Cumulus Media Syracuse as we say goodbye to the Rebel on 105.9 fm because the signal was sold earlier this year. But The Rebel Rocks music lives on in the form of a streaming service that can be found at TheRebelRocks.com. Legendary radio host and well known local music expert Dave Frisina will also continue to broadcast on The Rebel and says he’s excited about the new opportunity. Again, hear The Rebel on http://TheRebelRocks.com, also on the mobile phone app The Rebel Rocks and on your Amazon Echo and Google Home devices as well.


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/24/19

The annual Red, White and Blue BBQ will be held June 15th at Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango. The deadline for early bird discounted tickets is June 8th which is fast approaching. Event Manager Maggie Benedict and Executive Chef Christopher Griffin join us to talk about the BBQ and everything else happening at Clear Path. See http://ClearPath4Vets.com for ticket information and everything they talked about program wise as well. Again, early bird ticket pricing for the Red White and Blue BBQ ends on June 8th.

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Family Planning Service of Syracuse with Syracuse Community Connection continues to offer services and education on a number of different issues, including preventing teen pregnancies, according to Health Education Supervisor Shannon Amidon. http://familyplanningsyracuse.com

It’s been wettest Spring on record nationwide. But are you protected if your home, basement or property gets flooded? According to Lawyer Joe Stanley, unless you’ve purchased special insurance, probably not. http://StanleylawOffices.com

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/17/19

We just finished up National Salvation Army Week which gives the community a chance to hear about all of the different programs that the Salvation Army offers in Central New York. We start with the Youth Services Division and Tom Roshau. Allison Brooks runs the Emergency Services Division of the Salvation Army. Sidney Germinio is with Child Welfare of the Salvation Army. Crystal Taylor talks to us about the Senior Services program at the Salvation Army. We end where it all begins with Early Childhood Services of the Salvation Army. Chandra Smith is Director of Early Learning. To find out more about the Salvation Army Services, visit http://sasyr.org You can also donate by texting HOME2019 to 91999

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/10/19

The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to provide mainly free services to women who are looking to start a business or expand their current one. Joanne Lenweaver who is at the helm at WISE joins us today as well as this month’s female entrepreneur, Heather Kukowski, President of HKI, LLC – Heather Kukowski Investigations. To find out more about the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit wisecenter.org. To see more about Heather Kukowski Investigations, go to http://HKILLC.com

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers, and everyone else who is a mother figure to others! The CNY Diaper Bank throughout the month of May is holding their annual “Make A Mother’s Day” Diaper Drive in hopes to collect 250 thousand diapers to benefit local families in need. Michela Hugo is the founder of the all volunteer run CNY Diaper Bank. To find out more and make a monetary donation, or to see what organizations to contact if you are in need of diapers, visit their website at http://cnydiaperbank.org

Tis the season for your kids to invite other kids over the play in the backyard, but how liable are you when it comes to other kids’ injuries? Lawyer Joe Stanley says you can’t be too careful.

 

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/3/19

Mother’s Day is next Sunday and if you are an expectant mom, or thinking about having a baby, did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives? Kathy Mogle of the Onondaga County Health Department talks about their efforts to make more women feel more comfortable about breastfeeding. http://ongov.net/health

The 14th annual Syracuse Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk is being held June 8th in partnership with the Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. Vanessa Steil is from the Lustgarten Foundation, Ann Marie Warner is the local walk’s chair. http://lustgartenwalksyracuse.org

The American Red Cross is behind a free service called Sound The Alarm which installs brand new smoke alarms in homes around the City of Syracuse and surrounding areas. They just held an event this weekend installing 850 alarms, but they do it year round. Emily Tripepi is an American Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist. http://soundthealarm.org/wcny

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 4/26/19

Sunshine Horse’s new facility on VerPlank Road in Clay houses some 30 rescue horses. And they are always looking for volunteers and donations. They are holding a fun Kentucky Derby event on May 4th, which you already had to get tickets for. But to fill us in on everything Sunshine Horses, volunteers Dawn Ellis and Diane Sestak joined us earlier. http://sunshinehorses.org

Hospice of Central New York and the Fingerlakes continues its efforts to promote the importance of advance healthcare decision making. Communications Officer Bill Pfhol talk about its importance. http://hospicecny.org

St. Joseph’s Health has launched a new audio podcast series called St. Joseph’s Health Medcast. It’s a way to keep Central New York residents informed about a number of different topics by hearing from the health professionals themselves.

Today we feature a portion of the podcast “What You Didn’t – and Should – Know about Breast Cancer with Dr. Kara Kort and Dr. Scott Albert.
https://www.sjhsyr.org/about-us/news-and-media/st-josephs-health-medcast

 


Street Talk airing weekend of 4/19/19

The annual WISE Symposium is happening this Thursday, April 25th at Sky Armory. It is an opportunity for women to gather and hear from leading, and up and coming female entrepreneurs about starting a business, working on a side hustle, or igniting their corporate career. Organizer Nicole Samolis is President and Creative Director of SKY Armory and the Events Company and is this month’s featured female entrepreneur. She is joined by Joanne Lenweaver from the WISE Women’s Business Center in Syracuse. http://wisecenter.org

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness month and STDs are a HUGE issue in the Syracuse area, especially among teenagers. Shannon Amidon is the Health Education Supervisor for Family Planning Services of Syracuse Community Connections. https://www.facebook.com/Family-Planning-Service-of-Syracuse-228450653870926/


Street Talk airing weekend of 4/12/19

Earth Day is right around the corner and the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is ready to help out with their annual community wide Earth Day clean up. Kristen Lawton is OCRRA’s Public Information Officer and she fills us in on everything OCRRA and Spring related. http://ocrra.org

The E. John Gavras Center in Auburn is holding a Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 27th at Casey Park in Auburn. Organizer Rebecca Reese fills us in. http://gavrascenter.com for more information.

St. Joseph’s Health has launched a new audio podcast series called St. Joseph’s Health Medcast. It’s a way to keep Central New York residents informed about a number of different topics by hearing from the health professionals themselves. Today we feature a portion of the podcast “Get some ZZZZ’s: Common Sleep Disorders and how to fix them” with Steve Swierczek, Director of the St. Joseph’s Health Sleep Lab, and Dr. Robert Kellman.
https://www.sjhsyr.org/about-us/news-and-media/st-josephs-health-medcast


Street Talk airing weekend of 4/5/19

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center has events all month. Executive Director Colleen Merced and Erin Yeager, the Director of Advocacy, fill us in. http://mcmahonryan.org

Team Red, White and Blue is an organization that works to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. It is a national organization with a local chapter. Jason Stevens is the Northeast Veteran Engagement Director. http://teamrwb.org

A sure sign of Spring is the Family Times Kids Expo which is happening at the New York State Fairgrounds Center of Progress Building on Saturday, April 27th. Publisher and CEO of the Family Times and Syracuse New Times Bill Brod says it’s going to be a great year. The Family Times Kids Expo runs 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, April 27th. http://familytimescny.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 3/29/19

A new event is happening on April 6th to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation called the Tower Climb. To tell us more about the organization and the event are organizers, Syracuse Firefighter Timothy Barclay and Private First Class Matt Leyva. Preregister for the April 6th event at http://T2TClimb.org

Natur-Tyme’s 19th annual Spring Into Health Fair will be happening on Sunday, April 7th at the New York State Fairgrounds Horticulture Building featuring a full day of creating a healthier you. Owner of Natur-Tyme Wendy Meyerson says the event, as always, represents what her store does year round. For presale tickets or more information on the April 7th Spring Into Health Fair, visit http://natur-tyme.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 3/24/19

The Wise Women’s Business Center continues to offer mainly free services to women who are starting their own business or expanding their current one. Once again we are joined this month by Joanne Lenweaver of the Wise Center, along with Lynne Della Pelle Pascale, the owner of Farmer Street Pantry. For information on the Wise Women’s Business Center, including the WISE Symposium on April 25th, visit http://wisecenter.org and for information on Farmer Street Pantry, go to http://farmerstreetpantry.com

St. Joseph’s Health has launched a new audio podcast series called St. Joseph’s Health Medcast. It’s a way to keep Central New York residents informed about a number of different topics by hearing from the health professionals themselves. Today we feature a portion of the podcast “Hospital, Urgent Care or ED?” with Dr. Olivia Andrade http://sjhsyr.org/medcast


Street Talk airing weekend of 3/17/19

Bowl for Kid’s Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters is happening Sunday, March 31st at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool. Executive Director John Bruzdzinski fills us in on the event and also the need for “bigs”. http://bbbs-syracuse.org

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and Syracuse Community Connections is a not-for-profit organization in the city of Syracuse whose mission is to be a health advocate for our diverse community. Shannon Amidon is their Health Education Supervisor. For more information visit Syracuse Community Connections on Facebook  or call them at 315-435-3295


Street Talk airing weekend of 3/8/19

The Central New York Home and Garden show has a new home this year – filling up the brand new Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds! It’s being held March 15th through the 17th. One of the exhibitors is Milback Custom Homes and Hunt Real Estate which will be at booth 648 at the Home Show. Ron Milback is a fourth generation home builder. For more information on the Home and Garden Show, visit http://hbrcny.com. For more on Milback Custom Homes, visit their website at http://milbackcustomhomes.com

The annual Syracuse for St. Jude Gala is happening March 23rd at the OnCenter. Elise Penge from St. Jude has more. http://stjude.org/syracusegala

St. Joseph’s Health has launched a new audio podcast series called St. Joseph’s Health Medcast. It’s a way to keep Central New York residents informed about a number of different topics by hearing from the health professionals themselves. Today we feature a portion of the podcast “Addressing Reflux Disease Misconceptions” with Dr. Borys Buniak. http://sjhsyr.org/medcast

The Child Victim’s Act Law just passed in New York State which changes the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to 28 in criminal cases and 50 in civil cases, which opens the door to a number of new lawsuits. Lawyer Joe Stanley says this is a good idea for a number of reasons. Joe Stanley also fills us in on life insurance and how, if you have it, you should make sure YOU know what is included and also tell those that will handle it when you pass on. http://stanleylawoffices.com


Street Talk airing weekend of 3/1/19

The Central New York Home and Garden show has a new home this year – filling up the brand new Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds! It’s being held March 15th through the 17th. One of the exhibitors is the CNY Home Improvements Kitchen and Bath Showroom. Owner Ron Dumond fills us in. http://hbrcny.com

The Friends of the Central Library continue their Rosamond Gifford Lecture series tomorrow night, March 4th at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater with New York Times best-selling author Louise Penny. She says libraries meant so much to her growing up. http://foclsyracuse.org

The Oswego County Child Advocacy Center held their annual chicken wing fundraiser over the weekend. Executive Director Karrie Damm says child abuse unfortunately continues to be a major issue. http://oswegocac.org


 

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