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.
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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.
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.
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