Street Talk


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 10/18/19

David’s Refuge is at the helm of the inaugural Luncheon for Those Who Care to launch National Family Caregivers Month. It’s happening at the Destiny USA Sky Deck on Friday, November 1st beginning at 11:30 am. Tickets are only $15. The Executive Director of David’s Refuge, Kate Houck explains why focusing on caregivers in our community is so important. For more information visit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Jessica Young runs the high risk breast program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She talks about the latest in treatment at Roswell. For more information visit

Local writer Lisa Dolbear has an article in this month’s Family Times about book clubs. She explains why it’s become such an important part of her routine. Family Times is all locally written and you can find it on shelves across Central New York, free of charge, at grocery stores, doctor’s offices, schools and gyms.

Marc Saltzman is our go to guy when it comes to what’s new and exciting in the tech world. He already has some great ideas for holiday gift giving. Find Marc Saltzman here on Facebook.

Street Talk airing weekend of 10/11/19

The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to provide mainly free services to women who are starting their own business, expanding their current one, or are an “intrepreneur” which means they are running someone else’s business. A little bitter sweet as we check in with the woman in charge at WISE, Joanne Lenweaver, as she is retiring as of this month. But she joins us one more time, along with this month’s entrepreneur, Shamin Thakur, the founder of Wellness Of Being. For more on the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit For more on Shamin go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 10/4/19

Calling all residents, lovers of Central New York and lovers of board games: the Food Bank of Central New York has a unique way to raise funds this Fall! It’s in the form of a City Of Syracuse Monopoly game! Lynn Hy is Chief Development Officer of the Food Bank and Karie Ballway is Executive Vice President of Cooley Group, those responsible for this great idea! To pre-purchase this classic board game, please visit

Since 2009, Feed Our Vets has provided free food assistance to more than 25,000 Veterans and their family members, distributing 1.1 Million pounds of food, and over $100,000 in gift cards. Rich Synek along with his wife Michele, is the founder of Feed Our Vets. for more information and to donate.

Ted had a chance recently to sit down with his dentist Dr. Michael Grossman from Syracuse Straight Smiles to talk about the latest in cosmetic dentistry. Find out more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/27/19

Bryony Grealish from The Fingerless Kitchen has been challenging local chefs to the “No Thumbs Challenge” in an effort to inspire cooks of all abilities to have the confidence to do their own cooking in the kitchen. She fills us in on what is new in her world. For more information on Bryony, see

Honor Flight Syracuse serves ten counties in the greater Central New York area by flying our local veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials honoring those who served our nation. Amy Delia is their Director of Marketing Communications and she talks about the latest mission that just returned yesterday. For more on Honor Flight Syracuse and to nominate the veteran in your life for an upcoming flight, visit

The 48th annual Civic Celebration Luncheon to benefit the Salvation Army is happening Tuesday, October 8th at the OnCenter. Andrew Sabbaghzadeh and Gina Lazara of the Salvation Army talk about where the money goes and how you can still be there. For more information and to get tickets go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/20/19

The Ride for Missing Children is happening Friday, September 27th across CNY and will be stopping at many area schools to spread the message of child safety. Ed Suke (as in Luke) is the Executive Director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Jim Sleeper is the Chairman for the Syracuse ride. Still time to join in the ride, or at least see the route so that you can stand outside and cheer as they ride by. See details at

The 2nd Annual Meals on Wheels of Syracuse Meet and Mingle is happening Wednesday, August 25th on the roof of Rockbridge Investment Management on South Warren St. in Syracuse. It’s a great time to learn more about what Meals on Wheels does and have a great time doing it, according to Community Relations Director Mike Nortman. For more information, go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/13/19

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 and they are located in downtown Syracuse. Joanne Lenweaver of WISE fills us in once again on what is happening this Fall, and this month’s featured female entrepreneur is Coach, Trainer and Speaker Barb Stone, founder of Build Your Path LLC. For more information on the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit For more on Barb Stone, visit Build Your Path LLC on Facebook.

The annual Reds, Whites and the Blues fundraiser to benefit Chadwick Residence is happening Friday, September 27th at Drumlins. Jenni Gratien is their Executive Director and she explains how Chadwick Residence has been helping women and children in Central New York for the last 33 years. Learn more and get your tickets today at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/6/19

The highly anticipated Parade of Homes with the Home Builders and Remodelers of Central New York is back this month! It’s running September 14th through the 29th at Wildflower in Clay. Mark Antony Jr. is one of the builders and he talks all things Parade of Homes and home building in general.

Did you know that on average, one person dies by suicide every 12.3 minutes? World Suicide Prevention Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 10th. Contact Community Services and several local businesses are participating by wearing purple and teal and giving out purple and teal ribbons to symbolize suicide prevention awareness. Cheryl Giarrusso is Director of Intervention Services and Jennifer Jock is the Marketing Coordinator for Contact Community Services.

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”.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 and see more on AT&T Premier Technologies, see

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.

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.

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

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.

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.




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