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 Cumulus Media Syracuse’s 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 12/2/2022

The Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services is once again behind the annual Christmas Bureau Distribution Day where food and toys are distributed to nearly 10,000 people on December 21st at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Major Charles Roberts is the Salvation Army’s Director of Operations for Onondaga County. Registration for the Christmas Bureau is still going as you as you do have to be income eligible in order to register. You can see more about that, as well as volunteering and organizing food, book and toy drives at

Among the community partners helping the Salvation Army with the Christmas Bureau is the United Way of Central New York who helps to fund their programs year round and are also bringing back their Central New York Children’s Book Drive to collect books for Distribution Day. President Nancy Eaton says the United Way is celebrating 100 years here in the Syracuse area. Find out more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 11/25/2022

Cold weather is here and heating prices are WAY up. But don’t panic when it comes to paying your heating bills. Mary Beth Basha is a Senior Consumer Advocate for National Grid and she says there are here to help. See more on National Grid’s Consumer Advocates by going to

After a two year hiatus, CNY Arts is bringing back their very popular Dasher’s Magical Gift performance on Saturday, December 10th with two shows at 11 am and 2 pm. Kara Greene of CNY Arts says they are so excited to be back. Get your tickets now at

Do you have loved ones that are trying to stay in their own homes but are becoming less and less independent? That is the goal behind Dignity Plus that is a licensed Home Health Care Agency providing Certified Aid and Nursing care to individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Chad Penoyer is the General Manager. See more on their services and also more on their job openings at

Street Talk airing weekend of 11/18/2022

Keeping the kids well fed so they can focus on learning the main goal for the Food and Nutrition program within the Syracuse City School District. We continue focusing on good news with Syracuse City Schools with a talk with the Director of Food and Nutrition Rachel Murphy. Learn more about the nutrition program and more by visiting

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Ajeet Gajra is a lung cancer specialist with Hematology/Oncology Associates of CNY. See more on the low dose CT scans at

Donations for Music for the Mission will be accepted at a free concert being held today – Sunday, November 20th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Syracuse Diocese Festival Chorus presents Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass performed as a concert. Dominick Corbacio is the featured tenor soloist. There is no preregistration; you can just show up to enjoy the show November 20th at 2 pm at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. To see more on Music for The Mission, go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 11/11/2022

This Tuesday November 15th is World Cord Blood Day and did you know that Syracuse is home to New York’s only public cord blood collection center located at Upstate Health on the Community General Campus? It makes it possible for any woman who gives birth at all three hospitals in Syracuse to donate their cord blood which is free, painless and can be used to save the lives of those with cancer and 80 other diseases. Upstate Cord Blood Medical Director Dr. Matthew Elkins tells us how it works. For much more information, please see

The United Way of Central New York is once again holding their CNY Care Package Project though November 20th to support local individuals and families in need. Katie Hanlon is their Community Engagement Manager. As Katie mentioned, all eight Wegmans locations in the Syracuse area are serving as collection centers. You can see more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 11/4/2022

The Salvation Army of Syracuse is hosting it’s fifth annual Family Dance at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Thursday November 10th from 6 to 8 pm. Deanna Delmonico with the Salvation Army talks about how important this is for the Salvation Army and their work the entire holiday season. Get your tickets today at

Hope For Heather is holding their annual Hope and Heels Fashion Show and Brunch on Sunday, November 13th at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Frieda Weeks is their Founder and Director. See more and get tickets at

The Junior League of Syracuse is holding their annual fall fundraiser, The Holiday Shoppes for their 27th year next weekend, November 11th through the 13th at the New York State Fairgrounds. Amanda Perrine is their President. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 10/28/2022

The CNY Veteran’s Expo and Parade is happening at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday November 5th. The Expo runs 9 am to 2 pm and the parade begins at noon. This year’s Grand Marshal is The Honorable Judge Norman Mordue who is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He served as captain in the US Army during the Vietnam War and talks with us about some of his past. Veteran Mike LaNasa is a board member and in charge of the parade lineup. Everyone is welcome to come to the New York State Fairgrounds this Saturday to thank veterans for their military service and to recognize their importance in our community. For more information, visit

Tech Guru Marc Saltzman has the latest gadgets as we head into a busy holiday shopping season! See more on Marc Saltzman on his Facebook page and follow his tech articles in USA Today!

Street Talk airing weekend of 10/21/2022

The Syracuse City School District continues to work with us to focus on Good News coming out of the district as we enter this Fall.  Our next interview is with Bruno Primerano, the Director of Career and Technical Education for the Syracuse City School District.  For more Good News, go to

Animal shelters and organizations that help homeless animals are beyond busy these days, especially since the pandemic when many people adopted animals when they were home, but then decided they no longer had time for them when their schedules changed.  Kim Ford is the President of the Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter.  See more at

Recycle A Bull Bully Breed is an animal rescue organization in Central New York that focuses on the Pit Bull breed.  Shawna Saucier is Secretary of the group.

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Street Talk airing weekend of 10/14/2022

Even before the Covid vaccine conversation, the question of whether or not to get a flu shot has always been a part of this time of year. But Serese Marotta, Director of the nonprofit Vaccinate Your Family knows first hand how serious getting the flu can be. See more at

The waterways of Central New York may be cooling down but there is still plenty of activity on them and all year round! Dave White of New York Sea Grant is retiring after 38 years of educating the public on New York’s waterways. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 10/07/2022

The 2022 Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon with the American Heart Association is being held October 13th at the OnCenter. Jackie Ferrari is CEO and Founder of American Fashion Network and she is this year’s Go Red for Women Chairwoman. Buy your tickets today at

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has once again returned to the Clinton Square area in downtown Syracuse on Sunday October 16th.  Robert Elinkas is Senior Development Manager for The American Cancer Society. Get registered now and help fundraise at – there is no registration fee and no minimum required to walk.

CMC Haunted House began it’s twentieth year this weekend and is running Friday and Saturday nights all month.  Madison Taylor of CMC says it’s hard to believe this has been such a popular event for twenty years. See more and buy presale tickets at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/30/2022

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will happen on Saturday October 8th at Long Branch Park and will benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Organizer Stacy Green talks about why it was so healing for her to be a part of this walk and why it’s so important to talk about suicide and mental health issues and the help that is available. You can find out more information on the Out of the Darkness Community Walk and how to sign up by going to

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is back with their Kickoff 4 Kids on Thursday October 13th at SRC Arena. Colleen Merced is their Executive Director and she says unfortunately they have been busier than ever. See for more information.

The Boys and Girls Club is back with their popular Hoops For Hope Annual Dinner with the Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team on Tuesday October 18th. Jenni Gratien is their Executive Director. Find tickets for Hoops for Hope now at

We are just heading into the month of October but if you missed getting a library card during Library Card Month in September, the Onondaga County Library System says it’s never too late. Nancy Howe is the Assistant Director at the Baldwinsville Public Library. See all of the branches of the Onondaga County Library System at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/23/2022

We’re working with the Syracuse City School District this year to focus on Good News coming out of the district as we enter into a new school year. And the first Good News Interview is with Monique Wright-Williams who is the Chief of Staff for the Syracuse City School District. To learn more about the programs that we talked about, go to, and to hear more about the Good News segment, click on the link at

The Syracuse Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research with the Lustgarten Foundation is happening Saturday October first at the Willow Bay Picnic Area at Onondaga Lake Park. Walk organizer Ann Marie Warner lost her husband Scott to pancreatic cancer and Susan Jacobson is with the Lustgarten Foundation. Sign up today at

The Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services is holding their biggest celebration of the year – the 51st Annual Civic Celebration on Tuesday, October 18th. Deanna Delmonico is their PR/Donor Relations Manager. Buy your tickets today at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/16/2022

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is happening on Sunday September 25th at the SRC Arena and Events Center on the OCC Campus beginning at 11 am. Kirsten Johnson is the Walk Manager. Sign up today at\walk

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is holding their 37th Annual House of Providence Awards on Wednesday September 28th. Diocesan Director Mike Melara says it’s always a great evening. See more on their website at

The Cumulus Media In Person Job Fair is happening Tuesday, September 20th at the Embassy Suites at Destiny USA. Ken Elander represents Driver’s Village, one of the businesses that will be there and hiring. You can see all of the businesses that will be represented at the Cumulus Media Job Fair by going to

Clear Path for Veterans is an organization that provides services and programs to veterans of all eras. And their Annual Ride for Clear Path is happening, rain, or shine or Sunday, September 25th. Alexander Behm is their Executive Director. Sign up by September 19th for the Ride for Clear Path at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/9/2022

September brings a number of great events to help support organizations in our community. Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation is holding their 10th Annual Raise a Glass event on Sunday September 18th at Lakeshore Yacht and Country Club in Cicero. Kate Rolf is their President and CEO. Buy your tickets at

100 Black Men of Syracuse is once again sponsoring the FREE Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Health and Wellness on Saturday, September 24th and for the first time it’s being held at Kirk Park in Syracuse. Drake Harrison is President of 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Charles Anderson is a member and organizer of the walk. Again the Winston Gaskin Community Walk is free and open to the public. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/2/2022

The Celebrate-CNY Business Expo is happening September 13th at the Regional Market and organizers say it’s a way to bring people and businesses together and network with those who help to cultivate Central New York. Two of those organizers are Dave Ross, owner of Frugalmiser Ad agency and Michelle DiBernardo, owner of DiBernardo Productions. For more and to register for free to attend the Celebrate-CNY Business Expo, go to

The Indian Village the New York State Fairgrounds is one of the oldest parts of the New York State Fair. Norm Jimerson of the Seneca Nation is the Superintendent of the Fair’s Indian Village. If you’re headed to the Fair tomorrow tour the Indian Village near Gate four of the New York State Fair and see their daily social dances on the Turtle Mound at 11, 4 and 7.

This past Thursday, Lockheed Martin selected two hometown heroes as part of honoring the Military during Armed Forces Day at the New York State Fair. Chandra Marshall is Vice President and Syracuse General Manager and she talks about why their connection to the military here in Central New York and around the world is so important. See more on the Hometown Hero and the jobs available at Lockheed Martin at

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/26/2022

The annual 28th ARC Race to benefit Arc of Onondaga is coming up Saturday, September 10th at Longbranch Park! Joanna Jewett is their Marketing and Development Director and she fills us in on all of the latest happenings at ARC of Onondaga as well as how to participate in the ARC Race! For more information and to register go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/19/2022

HumaneCNY has a newly remodeled shelter on West Taft Road in Liverpool. But that shelter can still not be enough room. Maureen Davison is the Shelter Director and she says it’s been a busy Summer. See more at

There’s a new restaurant in Brewerton that has family connections to a long running restaurant in Rome and it’s creating a stir in Italian eating even though they’ve been open for less than a year! Gio Muratore (Mira-tory) and his husband Marc run the Café Bella Luna on Route 11. See more on the Café Bella Luna Facebook page!

It is home construction time but how do you know you’re hiring the right people without being taken advantage of? Lawyer Joe Stanley says it’s usually best to just grin and bear the rude motorists. See more legal tips at

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/12/2022

Hospice of CNY and Hospice of the Finger Lakes are holding a fun and unique event this month called Film On The Field. It’s exactly that – a family friendly and affordable event for you to watch a movie outside on August 18th, on the field at NBT Bank Stadium! Director of Development Laurie Simpson and Development Coordinator Devorah Weinstein discuss the services provided at Hospice and why fundraising events like this one are so important. See more and buy tickets at

DinoZone at the Museum of Science and Technology has gotten a makeover and there’s a special price to enjoy everything the MOST has to offer for the next couple of Fridays! Lauren Kochian is President of the MOST and she says it’s been an exciting Summer! See more at

It’s motorcycle season and Lawyer Joe Stanley says it’s important for motorcyclists to know their risks both when it comes to insurance, disability and of course other drivers. See more legal tips at

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/5/2022

ARISE is once again holding their UNIQUE Art and Literary Exhibit at the Everson Museum and it’s open to the public August 19th through September 25th. CEO of ARISE Tania Anderson fills us in on all that is happening at ARISE and why you should make an effort to come see the extremely moving exhibit. See more about the UNIQUE Art and Literary Exhibit as well as more on the programs and job opportunities that Tania mentioned at

There is a new face at the helm of the Great New York State Fair. Sean Hennessey is the new State Fair Director and he joined us to talk about his background and what to look forward to in this year’s 13 day run. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/29/2022

Do you want to do something good for the community but you’re just not sure how to do it? The United Way of Central New York’s Day of Caring is happening Thursday August 4th where nonprofits from around the area will be teamed up with volunteers to make things happen. Karinda Shanes is the Regional and Executive Director of Hillside Work Scholarship and also on the board of the United Way of Central New York. You can sign up to volunteer for Hillside Work Scholarship and many non profits in the area at

East Syracuse based Clarity Clinical Research has joined Velocity Clinical Research and is now offering more clinical trial opportunities for Central New York. Kristen Stebbins is the site manager for the newly formed Velocity Clinical Research Syracuse. See more at

The Gus Macker Three on Three Basketball Tournament for any age and any ability is back after two years! It’s being held at CNS High School on August 13th and 14th and will once again benefit The Canteen, a drop in teen center located next to CNS High School. Amy Crowley is their Youth Services Director. Sign up for the Gus Macker three on three Basketball Tournament at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/22/2022

The Ronald McDonald House is holding their annual Christmas In July where they encourage community members to collect and donate items from their wish list to keep the house running. Jen Leitgeb is their Development Director. See more on their website at

The Americu Arts and Crafts Festival is happening Friday, July 29th through Sunday July 31st with over 130 arts and crafters representing at least 23 states and Canada! Merike Treier is the Executive Director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and she fills us in. See more on their website at

It’s been two years since the Syracuse Ukrainian Festival happened and this weekend it’s back! Running Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Tipp Hill! Organizer Nick Fruscello says it’s a great way to show your support of the Ukrainian community. See more at

Do you want to do something good for the community but you’re just not sure how to do it? The United Way of Central New York’s Day of Caring is happening Thursday August 4th where nonprofits from around the area will be teamed up with volunteers to make things happen. Nancy Eaton is President of the United Way of CNY. You can sign up to volunteer at many non profits in the area at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/15/2022

Ride and Run for the Rescue is back at Long Branch Park on Saturday July 30th! All proceeds benefit the Rescue Mission. Chief Development Officer Tori Shires and Digital Communications and Events Specialist Alexis Richer fill us in on what’s happening at the Rescue Mission and how you can be a part of Ride and Run. Again sign up today at

After a two year Covid related pause, Polo for Preemies is back for 2022! The event which benefits the Baker Regional NICU at Crouse Health is happening Sunday, July 31st at the Skaneateles Polo Club. Gracie Barney is the Crouse Health Foundation Manager. See more at

Do you want to do something good for the community but you’re just not sure how to do it? The United Way of Central New York’s Day of Caring is happening Thursday August 4th where nonprofits from around the area will be teamed up with volunteers to make things happen. Andrea Marshal is the Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Samaritan Center and is a part of the United Ways Day of Caring. You can sign up to volunteer for the Samaritan Center on August 4th and many other non profits in the area at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/8/2022

The Northeast Community Center is the host of the Workforce Development program which helps people that have been out of the workforce for extended periods or are having issues reentering the workforce, find a job path. Donna Moore is their director. Visit their website at

The Onondaga County Public Libraries are holding their Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading program for all of their library branches in and around the Syracuse area. Laura Keller is the Youth Services Librarian for the Mundy Branch. See more at

The Spirit of Syracuse celebrates their 65th year this year as a women’s chorus in Syracuse and they are holding a membership drive this summer. Amy Manley and Karla Chun are both members of the chorus. Find out more at



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