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 1/28/2022

National Wear Red Day with the American Heart Association is Friday, February 4th in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease in women. Jackie Ferrari is this year’s Go Red chairwoman and the founder/CEO of American Fashion Network. Kristy Smorol is the Communications Director for Western and Central New York. Wear your red on February 4th and find out more at

Girl Scout cookies are now for sale! The Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways have had to “think outside of the box” literally, since the pandemic began, but as Jaime Alvarex, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications tells us, cookie sales are still going strong. Find your cookies at

Fred Grandy is best known for his role as Gopher on The Love Boat. But he also spent four terms as a Congressman which served him well as he put on a one man show at the Redhouse Arts Center over the weekend called Give Em Hell Harry. See more on Fred Grandy’s next performance this summer at the Redhouse at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/21/2022

January is National Human Trafficking Month and what defines human trafficking may really surprise you. Colleen Merced is the Executive Director for McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse. See more on the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center website at

The Food Bank of CNY is teaming up with Cumulus Media and CNY Central to once again hold a telethon to raise money for the hungry in Central New York. Lynn Hy is Development Director for the Food Bank. See how you can help at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/14/2022

The holidays are over and maybe you saw an elderly family member that was behaving a bit differently than the last time you saw them. Cathy James is the local Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. See more on all of the Alzheimer’s Association programs and services at

Covid 19 guidelines seem to change constantly but Jason Klug, Entertainment Director at the Vine at Del Lago Resort and Casino, says the one constant is that people still want to come out and see live shows. See more at

The Ronald McDonald House is back at it. After a bit of a required shut down during the pandemic, they are back hosting families whose children are being treated at area hospitals. Beth Trunfio is their Executive Director. for their wish list and more information.

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/7/2022

The need for Covid 19 tests continue to rise as the Omicron variant dominates the positive cases. Dr. Frank Middleton is a professor at Upstate and lead scientist for Quadrant Biosciences that developed the saliva covid test that is now used globally. He discusses how it came to be, how they are now sequencing the positive cases to determine the variant, and why knowing what specific variant it is, is so important. The saliva covid tests are being done at the county location on West Genesee Street in Syracuse. To make an appointment, go to

As the roads, sidewalks and driveways become slipperier, the number of falls also increases. Lawyer Joe Stanley says there are lot of legal cases brought because of unsafe conditions.

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/17/2021

As families gather for the holidays, possibly seeing older loved ones for the first time in a long time, they may seem different. When do you determine that they may need more help, or at least a visit to their doctor? Dr. David Heisig is the medical director at Loretto’s PACE-CNY and talks about what their program does and what signs to keep a look out for. See more at

Tech guru Marc Saltzman always has some amazing ideas when it comes to holiday presents.See more on his website at

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/10/2021

Latisia Hall Cannon is the creator of Urban T, representing a connection for the Urban community in Syracuse and beyond. She has a podcast called WOKE Wednesday that connects the community with relevant topics of discussion. See more at or see Urban T Syr on Facebook,

If you suffered an injury because of a product or service that was of no fault of yours, would you know what to do? This week we talk to Michelle Rudderow of Rudderow Law who specializes in representing those that were injured due to the negligent acts or conducts of others.  See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/3/2021

The holidays are in full swing and so are the fun events happening in Central New York. Rosamond Gifford Zoo is transforming the zoo into a Winter Wonderland every weekend through December 18th. Zoo Director Ted Fox and Executive Director of Friends of the Zoo Carrie Large fill us in on all of the activities. See more at

Redhouse Arts Center is celebrating the holidays by opening their season with Sister Act running through December 19th. Temar Underwood is their Artistic Director. Book tickets and see more at

Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter recently held their Evening of Second Chances to benefit the shelter, which has been located at Jamesville Prison for the last six years. Dave Sturgis is a member of the board. See more at

The CNY Oneida Shores Polar Plunge is happening today, December 5th so if you’re listening in the morning, there is still time to participate! If not, there is always next year to jump into the freezing cold waters of Oneida Lake to benefit the Special Olympics of Central New York. Michaela Darbyshire is their Associate Director of Development. Still time to donate at http://SpecialOlympics-ny-org

Street Talk airing weekend of 11/26/2021

The Salvation Army of Syracuse kicked off Red Kettle Season a couple of weeks ago and are now featuring 32 live kettles across Onondaga County until December 24th. Public Relations Manager Gina Lazara says this is going to be a busy season. See more at

Local start up Quadrant Biosciences continues to offer free Covid Testing for symptomatic people in our community in partnership with Onondaga County. Rita Romano is their President and she says they saw a need and figured out a way to help. The location for Covid Testing is at the former Heritage Lincoln Mercery on West Genesee Street. You do need to make an appointment at



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