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 10/15/2021
The Go Red for Women Luncheon, focusing on Women’s Heart Health, is back in person this year. It’s being held this Thursday, October 21st at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Go Red Chairwoman Kristin Rubino is also a heart disease survivor and she is joined by Kristy Smorol, Communications Director for the Western and Central New York American Heart Association. See more at http://heart.org/Syracuse
Hoops for Hope is an annual event held to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse. Jeffrey Eysaman is the Executive Director. See more at http://BGCSyracuse.org
Live Entertainment venues have been opening more and more and Jason Klug, Entertainment Director at delLago Resort and Casino says he hopes it just keeps getting better. For more see http://delLagoResort.com
Huntington Family Centers has been around for over 100 years, serving low income families on the West Side of Syracuse. Jason Ryan is the Marketing Chair for the Board of Directors and he talks about their event being held this week called You and ‘Que at Dinosaur BBQ. Get tickets at http://HuntingtonFamilyCenters.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/8/2021
There have been two major national news stories in the last couple of weeks surrounding domestic physical and sexual violence. Angela Douglas is the Co-Executive Director of Vera House. She discusses both the R Kelly case and that of Gabby Petito.Find more information on the services offered at Vera House at http://VeraHouse.org
Bespoke Arts and Craftsmanship is a collective of art based businesses that will host its first virtual artisan summit from Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 24th. Joanie Kump is a local artisan that runs Rhinestone Lifestyle and she talks about why this is such a unique and important event. See more at http://BespokeArtCraft.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 10/1/2021
Chadwick Residence is holding their annual Red, Whites and The Blues Fundraiser on Friday, October 22nd to help raise money for their organization which provides one on one guidance, training opportunities and permanent housing assistance to homeless women and their children. Jenni Gratien is their Executive Director. Buy your tickets at http://ChadwickResidence.org
Grazzi Zazzara is back with Fright Nights in East Syracuse throughout the month of October and he details why he decided to branch out his local business to include a Halloween attraction. Fright Nights are located on LePage Place in East Syracuse off Teall Ave. and are open weekends through October 31st. http://thefrightnights.com
Slips and Falls can result in big lawsuits and big injuries according to lawyer Joe Stanley.
See the their Vlogcast on slips and falls at http://StanleyLawOffices.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/24/2021
ARISE is holding their Fall Farm Showcase at ARISE at the Farm in Chittenango coming up Saturday October 2nd. CEO Tania Anderson talks about how ARISE privoted to still provide all of their essential programs during the pandemic and how they are looking forward to showing off their farm improvements. For more information and for tickets for Fall Farm Showcase at ARISE at the Farm, please visit http://AriseInc.org
Hey Alec Productions is a new production company in Syracuse that has just produced a pilot TV show to highlight the amazing arts and culture scene in Central New York. Business partners Laura Thorne and Aldea Girard talk about what inspired them and why there is so much to be proud of in this area. See more at http://HeyAlecProductions.com
More and more live concerts and festivals are being scheduled. So what is the latest when it comes to how venues are faring? Jason Klug is the Entertainment Director for the Vine Showroom at delLago Resort and Casino. See more at http://delLagoresort.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/17/2021
September is Hunger Action Month and the Food Bank of CNY continues to distribute nutritious food through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and neighborhood community centers in an eleven county service area. Lynn Hy is their Development Director and she says that the monthly Bites and Brews fundraisers have been a big hit. See more at http://FoodBankCNY.org
This summer, 12 inspirational Syracuse seniors were selected to appear as “Pin Ups” in a 2022 Syracuse 60 Strong calendar sponsored by FamilyCare Medical Group. To talk about the reasons behind it, is Dr. Mitchell Brodey, President and CEO of FamilyCare Medical Group and one of the 60 Strong “Pin Ups”- Elliott Bruton. See more and purchase your calendar at http://Syracuse60Strong.com
Around 40 of the best food trucks from Syracuse and Rochester will be teaming up for a little friendly competition this Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds with the Food Truck Battle! Nick Sanford is the owner of Toss N Fire Wood Fired Pizza and represents the Food Truck Association. Buy your tickets now for the Food Truck Battle on September 25th at http://EventBrite.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/10/2021
Hope For Bereaved is holding a presentation tomorrow night, Monday, September 13th, called “Grief in a Time of COVID” to address the uniqueness of losing someone in this time of isolation. Educator and Counselors Walter Stein (Stine) and Bonnie Tucci explain what their organization offers and why this is such a challenging time to handle grief. The public is invited tomorrow night to All Saints Church on Lancaster Ave. in Syracuse. Grief in the Time of COVID begins at 7 pm. You can also see it virtually. For more information, go to http://HopeForBereaved.com
They say that laughter is the best form of medicine so a new game show hosted by legendary late night talk show host Jay Leno debuts this Monday in the area on CBS5 at 4 and 4:30 every weekday. Jay talks about why this project drew him. You Bet Your Life debuts tomorrow on CBS 5 at 4 pm. http://CNYCentral.com
There are many with differing views when it comes to getting the vaccine for COVID. But when does it turn into a potential legal issue? Lawyer Joe Stanley explains. See http://StanleyLawOffices.com for more legal information.
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/27/2021
The 27th annual Dunkin’ ARC Race to benefit the ARC of Onondaga Foundation will be held on Saturday September 11th at Longbranch Park in Liverpool. Joanna Jewitt is ARC of Onondaga’s Development Director and she fills us in on the challenging year that ARC of Onondaga has had. To sign up for this year’s ARC Race, go to http://ARCRace.org
An all female skydiving team was part of the Great New York State Fair’s Women’s Day celebration last week. The Highlight Pro Skydiving Team travels all over the world doing sky high demonstrations. Amy Chmelecki is the Co-Captain and Co-Founder. See more on the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team at http://HighlightSkydiving.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 9/3/2021
The United Way of Central New York is once again teaming up with area restaurants to kick off their 2021-22 United Way Campaign. President Nancy Kern Eaton fills us in on how the year is going, including the award presented to us for our commitment to the Central New York community. Stay up to date on the United Way’s campaign at http://UnitedWay-CNY.org
The Boys Scouts of America’s Longhouse Council held their ScoutPower dinner earlier this Summer. Astronaut Michael Fossum was the keynote speaker. He is a veteran of three space flights and has logged over 194 days in space. He also is a lifelong Scouter. See more at http://CNYScouts.org
Camp Good Days and Special Times recently held their golf tournament fundraiser. Longtime volunteer John Callahan helped to organize the very first Camp Good Days Classic and he explains his passion behind the organization. See more at http:/CampGoodDays.org
After having to take last year off, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park was able to hold and extremely successful, sold out Brew at the Zoo in early August. Zoo Director Ted Fox says the fundraiser wasn’t the only thing that was affected by the pandemic. See more at http://RosamondGiffordZoo.org
Street Talk 8/20/2021
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is a leading children’s hospital treating the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases, all at no cost to the patient and their families. The Roofing Guys of Syracuse are trying to raise money all during the month of September for St. Jude’s. Co-owner Angela Flynn tells us how the community can help. For more, see http://TheRoofingGuysCNY.com and click on the unique link.
September 11th of this year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is doing a Tower Climb in Syracuse on Saturday October 23rd. Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation supports our nation’s fallen and catastrophically injured first responders, military heroes and their families. Jamie Pienkowski is a Dewitt Firefighter and is organizing the climb locally. See more about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation at the Cumulus Media booth at the Fair on Monday, August 23rd, which is Fire and Rescue Day and Monday August 30th which is Law Enforcement Day. They will be selling patriotic lights to shine on your porch or window on the night of 9/11 this year to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago.
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has been busy with a new City of Syracuse website, an app designed to report non- emergencies and a whole lot more. He joined us this past week to fill us in. See more on the City of Syracuse at http://SyrGov.net
As more and more entertainment venues open up, they may have to also deal with more Covid restrictions coming back. Jason Klug is the Entertainment Director for the Vine Showroom at delLago Resort and Casino. See more at http://delLagoResort.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/13/2021
The first of three Bites and Brews to benefit the Food Bank of CNY happened already for the month of August. But there are still two more to look forward to. Development Director Lynn Hy fills us in on this cool fundraiser plus the busy year at the Food Bank. See http://FoodBankCNY.org for more information.
There is a new voluntary glass recycling program happening with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency. Public Information Officer Kristen Lawton explains. See http://OCRRA.org for more information.
Street Talk airing weekend of 8/6/2021
Catholic Charities is holding their 36th annual House of Providence Dinner on Wednesday September 29th in a hybrid platform where you can be there either in person or virtually. Executive Director Mike Melara talks about how the year has been for them. Find out more at about Catholic Charities at http://CCOC.us
Natasha Payne has been waiting for an apology from her stepfather who sexually abused her as a child. She has written a book about her experience with a portion of the proceeds going to the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Here she talks about her book “I Was Broken Before You Broke Me”. You can find her book on Amazon and other online bookstores.
Aarohi Rastogi is an 8th grader and a Girl Scout Cadette who is trying to earn her Silver Award this year by creating a campaign about how adopting and fostering shelter animals is so important. Again visit http://HumaneCNY.org for more information on Aarohi’s pet adoption event.
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/30/2021
Assemblyman Al Stirpe recently held his 15th annual Blood Drive for the American Red Cross because there is a dire need for blood donations, more this year than in previous years. He joined us on the air recently to talk about it. See more at http://RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.
The Museum of Science and Technology has been keeping the kids busy this summer! President Lauren Kochian says there is plenty to see and do. See http://Most.org for more information.
The Renaissance Festival runs in Sterling, NY through August 15th. Arthur Holmes calls himself an inappropriate poet. http://SterlingFestival.com for more information and to buy tickets.
As more and more gets back to normal, the live entertainment venues are opening up more and more. Jason Klug is the Entertainment Director for delLago Resort and Casino. http://DelLagoResort.com for more.
Believe in Syracuse is still looking for mentors in their Greater Syracuse Career Mentoring Program that they began this year. Ahmeed Turner is the Sergeant of Arms at Believe in Syracuse. For more information, visit http://BelieveInSyracuse.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/23/2021
After having to take a year off in person, the Rescue Mission’s Ride and Run for the Rescue is back! It’s happening Saturday July 31st at Long Branch Park in Liverpool! Hit the road to end hunger and support the services that the Rescue Mission provides 365 days a year. Gina Rapasadi is the Director of Special Events for the Rescue Mission and she fills us in on everything going on there. See more at http://RideAndRun.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/16/2021
The waterways of Central New York have been rocking this summer. But make sure you are prepared when you head out. Our boating expert Dave White is representing two different agencies and two different topics today on Street Talk. He is the New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist, but also serves as Associate Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium. See more at http://NYSeaGrant.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/9/2021
There has been a lot of news recently about the new medication that has become available to treat the symptoms of people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Clarity Clinical Research in East Syracuse is also part of a new national research study looking at helping to reduce symptoms of agitation in people with Alzheimer’s. See more on the research study at http://ClarityClinicalResearch.com
June was Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month so it was also an opportunity to hear from Cathy James, the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Assocation here in Central New York. For more on the information and services that is available through the Alzheimer’s Association, visit http://Alz.org
Forever Friends Animal Rescue is located in Pennellville and has been taking in stray, sick and abandoned pets in this area for over 20 years. But this past year has been a tough one and they need the public’s help if they continue to provide their services. Casey Newton talks about why it’s been such a bad year to stay afloat. Visit Friends Forever Animal Rescue on Facebook or http://ForeverFriendsNY.com
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York is celebrating their annual Christmas In July collection and are encouraging community members to collect and donate items from their wish list. Beth Trunfio is their Executive Director. Again, items can be collected all month and dropped off at Ronald McDonald House on East Genesee Street On Thursday July 29th. Or you can call to schedule another time if that date does not work. See http://RMHCny.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 7/2/2021
Francis House provides a home and extended family to persons with terminal illnesses so that they can die with dignity. Kate Flannery is their Director of Mission Outreach and Education. See more on Francis House by visiting http://FrancisHouseNY.org
After a very trying year for everyone in the live theater industry, the Redhouse Arts Center is very excited to be back and planning their 2021 2022 season as well as offering Summer Camps for area youth. Executive Director Samara Hannah fills us in. See more on the upcoming season and their summer camps at http://TheRedHouse.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 6/25/2021
Vera House’s annual Elder Abuse Conference is continuing throughout June 30th and is completely virtual. It began on June 15th which is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. And with a couple of local horrific crimes having to do with the murders of elderly women, this topic is more important than ever. Loren Ulrich is Vera House’s Abuse in Later Life Prevention and Outreach Coordinator and Betsy Ferner is Vera House’s Abuse in Later Life Coordinator and they both discuss this important topic. See much more at http://VeraHouse.org
Hiscock Legal Aid Society has been offering free legal services to low income residents in Central New York since 1949. Gregory Dewan is their Deputy Executive Director. Visit their website for more information at http://HLALaw.org and their Facebook page at Hiscock Legal Aid Society for more on their Taste of Justice for All event on July 28th.
Street Talk airing weekend of 6/18/2021
It’s been a crazy year and a half for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the country’s longest mentoring program that has a strong organization here in Central New York. But they are proud that they continued serving their mission and even expanded some of the services during the shutdown. John Bruzdzinski is their Director. See more on their website at http://BBBS.org
As more and more venues are opening up, the Entertainment Director for the Vine Showroom at delLago Resort and Casino is looking ahead to a busy fall. Jason Klug fills us in. See more at http://delLagoResort.com
PPC Global is one of the largest suppliers of broadband connectivity in the world and their home headquarters is right here in East Syracuse. Heather Wasacz is their HR Director. See more on the job opportunities at http://PPC-Online.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 6/11/2021
Businesses have had to adapt more than ever to the “new normal” since the pandemic began. Ralph Simone is Founder and Partner for Emergent, a local leadership and development company that helps leaders, teams and organizations maximize their full potential. But can you find inspiration in a fortune cookie message? Ralph talks about Fortune Cookie Leadership in one of his latest podcasts and explains more here. For more information, see http://GetEmergent.com
As more and more people get out on the area waterways, boat safety is more important than ever. Dave White is the Recreation and Tourism Specialist with the NY Sea Grant. Find out more at http://NYSeaGrant.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 6/4/2021
The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is holding their annual 100 holes for Kids event on June 14th and there is still time to sponsor a golfer. Thom McMahon is the organizer and one of the golfers in this event that has raised over one million dollars for the center since its inception. For more information go to http://McmahonRyan.org
The 29th Annual AIDS Walk and Pride Celebration was held this weekend sponsored by ACR Health. But the fundraising and celebration continues all month. Maureen Harrington O’Neil with ACR Health says they kicked off the event by painting the town red. Find out more at http://ACRHealth.org
The local Dunkin’s had a goal of raising $30,000 dollars for the Food Bank of Central New York last week by holding their annual Iced Coffee Day. Lynn Hy is Development Director for the Food Bank and she says their mission continues. http://FoodBankCNY.org
Downtown Syracuse Dining Week began this past week and runs through Sunday, June 13th. Alice Maggiore is with the Downtown Committee. See more at http://DowntownSyracuse.com
Street Talk airing weekend of 5/28/2021
A focus on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation continues this week. Tom Bell is the DEC Region 7 Wildlife Biologist. For more visit http://DEC.NY.GOV
Liverpool native Mike Otis has gotten into the BBQ sauce business, with an interesting story behind his journey. A veteran himself, Mike developed Battle Tested BBQ Sauce and a portion of the profits of every bottle goes to Veterans organizations around the country. He explains how this venture got started. See more on Mike’s story at http://BattleTestedBBQ.com
Byrne Ultra Dairy is obviously tied to the local Byrne Dairy roots but they are marketing a product that is extremely unique and could create a stir in the dairy industry worldwide. Michael McLoughlin of Byrne Dairy explains. See more at http://ByrneDairy.com/careers
Street Talk airing weekend of 5/21/2021
Memorial Day is right around the corner which means that this is the best time for exploring the outdoors in Central New York. But there are some steps to take to make sure you protect not only yourself, but the land you’re exploring in the first place. Michael Chappell is a New York State Forest Ranger for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We’ll hear more from the State DEC next week. For more information, go to http://DEC.NY.GOV
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh joined Ted and Amy on the air recently to cover a lot of different topics when it comes to the City of Syracuse. The City of Syracuse keeps up to date a very thorough website at http://SyrGov.net
Street Talk airing weekend of 5/14/2021
May is Lyme Disease Awareness month and The CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance had launched a campaign to raise awareness in this area about the prevalence of Lyme Disease, and its prevention. Royale Scuderi is the Executive Director of the Alliance and Jonah Cummings is a senior at Lemoyne College. Both have a personal story when it comes to Lyme Disease. See more at http://CNYLymeAlliance.org
Entertainment venues are slowing opening up across New York State. Jason Klug is the Entertainment Director for del Lago Resort and Casino and runs the Vine Showroom. See more at http://delLagoResort.com
The CNY Diaper Bank is holding their annual “Make a Mother’s Day” diaper drive throughout the month of May. Michaela Hugo explains how you can help. http://Cnydiaperbank.org
Street Talk airing weekend of 5/7/2021
Loretto’s CEO Dr. Kim Townsend is already an author. She published her first book about leadership a couple of years ago. She decided to pen another one because there was so much reaction from her first! She talks about her second book “Lessons in Lifecircle Leadership” about her experiences in general as a leader, but especially during the year since the pandemic. Find Dr. Townsend’s book “Lessons in Lifecircle Leadership” as an ebook and audio book.
Arc of Onondaga has learned to pivot this last year with their fundraisers and more. Joanna Jewett is the Marketing and Development Director for ARC and she talks about their need for employees as well as a fun pasta fundraiser coming soon. http://arcon.org
It is a dangerous time of year to be on the roads, as the weather is warming up, motorists are going faster and there are vehicles that you haven’t seen since last year on the roads. Jon Seeber is Public Information Officer for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and he talks about motorcycles, unsafe loads in vehicles, the move over law and construction zones. Check out their page at http://sheriff.ongov.net.
The Syracuse Cooperative Market is now open at their new location at the Salt City Market in downtown Syracuse. Jeremy DeChario has the scoop. For more go to http://Syracuse.CoOp