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 12/14/18
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 “Fight the Flu” featuring Luis J. Castro MD, as well as “Staying Active After Joint Replacement Surgery” featuring Seth S. Greenky MD. Find the St. Joseph’s Health Medcast at http://sjhsyr.org/medcast
A new study by Stanford University found Americans produce 25% more trash over the holidays. Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency or OCRRA’s Kristen Lawton talks about all residents can do to recycle as much as possible. For more all everything Kristen talked about, go to http://ocrra.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 12/7/18
The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to offer mainly free services to women who are looking to start their own business or expand their current one. Joanne Lenweaver is in the studio once again to look at the end of 2018. Our featured female entrepreneurs are Jaime Venditti and Julie Miner, business partners of J Strategies Inc. For information on the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit http://wisecenter.org. For information on J Strategies Inc. go to http://jstrategiesinc.com.
Teracai is hosting a free cyber security panel for those who are worried about how cyber fraud can affect their small business or even at their place of business. A panel is set to speak at the event they are calling “Don’t Let the Cyber Grinch Steal Your Holiday Spirit”. It’s happening this Wednesday, December 12th and you can register right up to the event. To talk about what will be covered is Maria Poissant from Teracai and Joe Pedrotti from Citizen’s Bank. To register for the Cyber Security free event this Wed. go to http://teracai.com/grinch
Street Talk airing weekend of 11/30/18
Hoped for Bereaved is recognizing their 40th year as an organization this year and it began after founder Therese Schoeneck lost her daughter and was having a hard time coping during the holidays. She talks about how Hope got started and how they continue to thrive, offering many different kinds of support groups for those who have lost a loved one. All of the support groups, including tomorrow night’s Coping for the Holidays are free and open to the public. You can get more information at hopeforbereaved.com
Ronald McDonald House is encouraging Central New York residents to give the gift of togetherness this holiday season and make a donation to keep the house running. Executive Director Beth Trunfio says all the donations make such a difference. To make an online donation or to see their wish list of household goods, visit rmhcny.org
Karen Fullana is a longtime East Syracuse resident who started battling breast cancer in 2012. Her fight continues and her friends and family are organizing a fundraiser for her this Saturday December 8th at the Simon Paris VFW Post on East Taft Road in East Syracuse from 2 – 6 pm. Luann Fullana fills us in. Again the fundraiser is being held this Saturday from 2 – 6 at the Simon Paris VFW Post in East Syracuse.
For the 40th year, CNY Arts is presenting Dasher’s Magical Gift this Saturday, December 8th at 11 am at the Crouse Hinds theater of the Civic Center. Larry Crabtree is the show’s director and choreographer. Tickets can be purchased at dashersmagicalgift.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 11/23/18
The Rescue Mission just held their annual Hope Awards last week, honoring a number of clients for all that they have accomplished this year, as well as some community leaders who continue to help support their mission. CEO Dan Sieburg and Gina Rapasadi from the Rescue Mission sat down with Amy to talk about the upcoming scary months for those who are hungry and homeless. http://rescuemissionalliance.org
The Rescue Mission will be the beneficiary of the 14th Annual Charity Sports Auction organized by the Syracuse University Sports Management Club at an SU Orange Basketball game at the Carrier Dome on December 1st. Anthony De La Fuente is a senior at SU and at the helm of the charity auction. http://SUcharitySportsAuction.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 11/16/18
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. The head of WISE, Joanne Lenweaver, joins us once again, along with two representatives of their “Exito! Accelerator” program – Marisol Hernandez and Kathy Adams. For more on the Exito program and everything else offered at WISE, visit http://wisecenter.org.
If you have a pet, there is an opportunity this month to raise some money for your favorite pet shelter. Megan Lederhouse from William Mattar law firm has more about their Rescue a Shelter Animal Photo contest. https://www.facebook.com/WilliamMattarLaw/
Street Talk airing weekend of 11/9/18
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an all volunteer non-profit organization that builds and delivers beds to children, who through no fault of their own, are sleeping on the floor. Co-Presidents Chris Hussak and Jon Wright talk about why they started a chapter here in CNY and how the public can help. Sleep in Heavenly Peace would like to deliver 40 bunk beds by Christmas but they are in need of inside places to build throughout the winter as well as individuals and groups who would like to help.
For information, visit them on Facebook at shpsyracuse.
Wilderness Search and Rescue is a totally volunteer organization that searches for lost and missing persons and evidence all across Upstate and Central New York. George Smith is one of those volunteers. http://wsar.org
Isn’t it too early to talk about snow tires? According to Lawyer Joe Stanley, no it’s not. Joe also talks about the recent tragic limousine crash in the Albany area and how it should effect future legislation. http://stanleylawoffices.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 11/2/18
Huntington Family Center has been around for almost 100 years, serving women and children in the Syracuse area. They are having their annual fundraiser this month. To tell us more is Executive Director Mary Lou Sayles. http://huntingtonfamilycenters.org
The Salvation Army’s recent Civic luncheon drew over 1000 people – the biggest ever – and was a great way for the community to hear all that the Salvation Army does for our community 365 days a year. Andrew Sabbaghzadeh and Kathryn Guglielmo talk about their busy fall and the next fundraising event. http://sasyr.org
The United Way of Central New York is hosting their 4th annual Care Package Project which collects personal care items that will be given to individuals and families through local shelters and other organizations. Spearheading the drive is Shavel Edwards from the United Way and SU student and intern Devin Goldstein. http://unitedway-cny.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/26/18
The Road is a nonprofit organization located on Onondaga Hill. They are holding a Gallery Weekend on November 3rd and 4th focusing on artwork from the special needs community. Erin Patrick is the director.
The Flags of Honor and Gratitude Display will be out in front of the Wegmans on route 57 in Liverpool beginning November 4th through November 17th. Gregg Hamilton from the Onondaga North Rotary Club has more. http://onondaganorthrotary.com
The month of October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Michelle Bassett’s 17 year old daughter Noelle has Rett Syndrome and she is hoping this is an opportunity for more people to be aware of what it is. http://rettsyndrome.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/19/18
Chadwick Residence is holding its annual Reds, Whites and Blues Fundraiser on Friday, October 26th. Jenni Gratien is their Executive Director and she fills us in on what their organization is all about. http://Chadwickresidence.org
The annual Open House at CBA is happening NEXT Sunday, October 28th. Seniors Jessa Davidson and Matt Buck discuss being a student at Christian Brothers Academy and why parents and prospective students should attend. http://CBASyracuse.org
Best selling author Frank Bruni was the first guest in the Friends Of Central Library lecture series, which continues all season. Frank spoke about his writing, his family and his feeling on libraries. To see the upcoming authors in the Friends of Central Library series, go to http://foclsyracuse.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/12/18
The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to provide mainly free services to women who are starting their own business or expanding their current one. Joanne Lenweaver, who runs WISE, joins us for her monthly segment along with this month’s Female Entrepreneur Liz Kuney owner of Kuney Consulting LLC. For information on the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit wisecenter.org. For information on Kuney Consulting, go to http://lizkuney.com.
Family Times is out with their October issue on shelves all over Central New York, and it’s free, all written by local writers! One of those writers this month is Laura Livingston Snyder who talks about involving her children in making meals. Visit http://Familytimescny.com for more information!
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/5/18
The annual Hoops for Hope Dinner to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse is being held on Tuesday, October 16th. Now in its 125th year, the organization has empowered thousands of youth to achieve great futures, according to their Executive Director Pat Driscoll. http://bgcsyracuse.org
The annual Parade of Homes is running October 13th through the 28th at Jamesville’s Crown Point, Summit Meadows. It’s an opportunity for the public to tour nine homes showcasing some of the best builders in Central New York. Micheal Pettinato of Harrington Homes is also with the Home Builder’s and Remodelers Association.
Visit their website at http://HBRofCNY.com for more information and tickets. You can also buy tickets at the gate!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Society is Sunday, October 14th at the SRC Arena on the OCC Campus. Benedicte Doran is a breast cancer survivor and raised the most amount of money for a team last year. She is hoping to repeat that this year. For more information and to register, go to http://makingstrideswalk.org/Syracuse
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/28/18
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. This month’s interview is with Joanne Lenweaver who runs the WISE Center, and Lisa Sears and Colleen Commisso, owners of Brass Ring Consultants. For more information on the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit wisecenter.org. For more information on Brass Ring Consultants, go to brassringtools.com.
There are plenty of tech tools for back to school but what are the best ones to get young minds thinking and working? Tech guru Marc Saltzman checks in with his ideas. See Marc’s columns in USA Today!
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/21/18
The 16th Annual Syracuse Ride for Missing Children is happening this Friday, September 28th. More than 2000 children are reported missing in the US each day, and to tell us more about that, what we can do to help and the ride this weekend, is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s NY Executive Director Edward Suk. The ride begins at the CNY Family Sports Center on Jones Road in Baldwinsville. For more information, visit therideformissingchildren.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/14/18
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and a new organization called Unplugged CNY is hosting an event on September 22nd to benefit CONTACT Community Services, which provides a 24 hour hotline for crises and counseling. Jonathan Clark is Unplugged CNY’s Founder and he explains more. http://unpluggedcny.com
Sunday, September 23rd is Gold Star Mother’s Day which honors mothers who have lost their son or daughter during wartime. There is a special luncheon being held at the Cicero American Legion Post 787 that day. Auxiliary President Ann Marie Cerone says the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Ann Marie Cerone at 315-751-0358.
Camp Good Days and Special Times is holding their Wine in the Woods fundraiser today at Green Lakes State Park. Here to tell us what Camp Good Days is all about is CNY Regional Director Kathy Reilley. http://Campgooddays.org
It’s getting tougher and tougher to be an employer these days, as social media is getting a lot of employees in trouble. So says Lawyer Joe Stanley. http://Stanleylawoffices.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/7/18
ARC of Onondaga held their annual ARC Race this weekend, which raises money for the ARC of Onondaga Foundation. Here to fill us in on what ARC is all about and what the Foundation provides for them is Marketing Director Joanna Jewitt. http://arcon.org
The United Way Campaign is holding their KickOff CookOff this Friday, September 14th. And you can Scan at the Register at all area Wegmans to benefit the United Way through September 14th as well. President Nancy Kern Eaton tells us how you can be a part of this year’s campaign. http://unitedway-cny.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/31/18
Wellcare Champions are Central New York residents who are examples of how one person can make a difference in the lives of older adults. For the last month, residents have been able to go online and vote for their favorite of five finalists in the WellCare Health Plan Grand Champion who was announced this week at the Great New York State Fair. Though the voting is over, the 10 thousand dollar prize for the winner is important but so is highlighting all of the special people and their organization who made the finalist list.
First off we’ll once again hear from John Burke, Wellcare’s New York State President.
We heard from some of the finalists last week and we continue featuring those who make a difference in senior’s lives with David Pasinski who is not only a senior chaplain of Hospice of Central New York but also volunteers for Sarah’s Guest House which is the organization that he is representing as a finalist.
Next up is Kim Townsend who is the CEO of Loretto, a non-profit dedicated to helping those with Long Term care needs.
And we end our conversation about the WellCare Champions with Richard Synek who runs the organization Feed Our Vets.
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/24/18
Wellcare Champions are Central New York residents who are examples of how one person can make a difference in the lives of older adults. For the last month, residents have been able to go online and vote for their favorite of five finalists in the WellCare Health Plan Grand Champion who will be announced this week at the Great New York State Fair. Though the voting is over, the 10 thousand dollar prize for the winner is important but so is highlighting all of the special people and their organization who made the finalist list. First off, to explain more about the competition is John Burke, Wellcare’s New York State President.
The first finalist we are highlighting is JoAnne Spoto-Decker who has devoted many years to helping older adults through her job at the Onondaga County Office for Aging. She also volunteers for Aurora of Central New York which is what she is representing as a WellCare Champion.
Our next finalist is Doug Wagner who is a long time volunteer for Meals On Wheels in Oswego County.
We will hear from the next three finalists coming up next weekend or you can log on right now to http://www.93Q.com and hear them all under the Street Talk link!
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/17/18
We continue our monthly look at the WISE Women’s Business Center which continues to offer mainly free services to women who are starting their own business or expanding their current one. They recently moved to the AXA tower in downtown Syracuse. Joining us is Joanne Lenweaver from WISE as well as Christin Chandler of Christin Chandler Designs. For more on the WISE Center, visit wisecenter.org. And to see our entire WE (Women Entrepreneur) Series sponsored by One Group, go to http://www.93Q.com
The Salvation Army’s annual Civic Luncheon is happening on Tuesday, October 9th and it is selling fast. Andrew Sabbaghzadeh from the Salvation Army has more details. To book tickets go to http://sasyr.org
Summer is a dangerous time for pedestrians and bike riders. So what can EVERYONE on the roadways do to protect themselves physically and legally? We asked Lawyer Joe Stanley. http://Stanleylawoffices.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/10/18
The United Way Campaign is about to kick off their 2018-2019 season in Central New York, plus they have a couple of fun fundraisers this month! Here to talk all that is United Way is their President Nancy Kern Eaton. http://unitedway-cny.org
Natur-Tyme is holding their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 18th and among the special guests speaking is Ann Louise Gittleman, the author of a number of books including The Fat Flush Plan series and Before The Change. She is out with a new book called Radical Metabolism and she will be making an appearance at Natur-Tyme from noon to two that day. Amy talked to Ann Louise about her research. http://www.natur-tyme.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/3/18
David’s Refuge is the charity of choice this month for East Syracuse Chevrolet’s month of giving. To tell us more about David’s Refuge is volunteer Judie Murphy who is also a parent who benefitted from their services. She is joined by Executive Director Kate Houck and the owner of East Syracuse Chevrolet Gino Barbuto. A donation will be made to David’s Refuge for every vehicle sold from August 6th to August 20th. https://davidsrefuge.org
We are in the midst of World Breastfeeding Week, a week designated to show how important breastfeeding is to the health of your baby. St. Joseph’s Health is the only hospital in Central New York that is World Health Organization certified baby friendly. Here to talk more on the subject is St. Joe’s Child Birth Educator Marla Elliott, St. Joe’s Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Heather Shimer and Program Co-ordinator from the Onondaga County Health Department Kathy Mogle. http://sjhsyr.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/27/18
McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is looking for participants who want to face their fears and rappel over the edge of a ten story building in order to raise money for their amazing organization. It’s called Over the Edge and it’s happening on August 18th in downtown Syracuse. McMahon Ryan’s Executive Director, Colleen Merced fills us in on what is happening with them and how you can help. There are only 90 spots available to rappel on August 18th so sign up at http://mcmahonryan.org
Corning Museum of Glass is featuring their Glass Barge coming up the Erie Canal this summer to promote the 200 anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 150th anniversary of glass blowing in Corning. The Glass Barge already appeared at Papermill Island in Baldwinsville a couple of weeks ago, but there are still plenty more opportunities to see a free demonstration of glass blowing across New York State. Rob Cassetti of the Corning Museum of Glass has more. See their schedule at http://cmog.org
The Renaissance Festival is in full swing up in Sterling, New York and runs through the middle of August. Jennifer and Mirina are some of the many performers that you can see and they give us more information. http://sterlingfestival.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/20/18
Author Kelly Bargabos has written a book about growing up with a brother who has many special needs, and the journey that she took while helping him live as fully as possible. She will be appearing at a book signing at Barnes and Noble this Thursday in Dewitt at 7 pm and she talks more about her experience here. http://www.chasingthemerrygoround.com
Depending on when you are listening to this interview, Hope for Bereaved is holding or has just held their annual Remembrance 5K Run and 3K Walk for Hope today. Walter Stein is on the board and he talks about the grief organization and where the money raised today goes. http://Hopeforbereaved.com
The Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse is holding their annual Christmas in July fundraiser this month, in hopes to collect household items that will help get them through the summer. Beth Trunfio is their Executive Director. http://rmhcny.org
Summer vacations are in full swing, and they don’t always go as expected. But do you have anything legal to pursue if they don’t? Lawyer Joe Stanley tackles that subject.