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 5/14/2021

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month and The CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/30/2021

May is Teen Pregnancy Month and ACR Health provides a number of different services for both teens and parents to help communicate and educate. Shelby Cusson is ACR Health’s CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) Supervisor. See more at and again their text line for any questions, both teens and parents is 315-415-6041.

Happy 102nd birthday to Huntington Family Center! They are holding a virtual birthday fundraiser through tomorrow. Mary Lou Sayles in their Executive Director. Find out more at

Tis the season for owners of trailers to get them out on the roadways again. But please make sure everything on them is safe before you take them out on the roadways. Jon Seeber is the Public Information Officer for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/23/2021

Believe in Syracuse is a non-profit volunteer organization that creates partnerships and promotes pride throughout Syracuse and Central New York. Ahmeed Turner is the Executive Director of Say Yes Syracuse and Sergeant of Arms for Believe in Syracuse. He talks about a brand new Mentoring program that Believe in Syracuse has launched. For more information, email

New York Sea Grant has partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to offer grants of up to 25 thousand dollars for project that engage youth under the age of 21 with local watershed challenges. Dave White is the New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist. The deadline for proposals in April 30th. See more at

Del Lago Resort and Casino was coming off an amazing year in 2019 with their Vine Events Center. And then the pandemic hit. Jason Klug is their Director of Entertainment and he talks about how del Lago is just really excited about the future of the Vine and events coming back. Visit for the latest in entertainment plans.

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/16/2021

ARISE is an organization that serves more than 7000 people in five Central New York Counties by supporting people with disabilities with their many programs and services. ARISE CEO Tania Anderson explains what their long running organization is all about. See more at

Onondaga Community College will return to primarily face to face classroom instruction this fall and they are currently giving tours, both in open houses, virtually and on campus private tours for potential students to learn more about their programs. Dr. Casey Crabill talks about the reason behind getting the students back to the classroom as soon as they can. See more of the opportunities available at Onondaga Community College by visiting

The Salvation Army is conducting a Spring NEW clothing drive for children in their daycare and preschool programs. Gina Lazara with the Salvation Army explains more. For more visit their website at

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/9/2021

The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, or OCRRA, is holding their annual two day Earth Day clean up event on April 23rd and 24th but you do have to sign up by this Friday. OCRRA’s Public Information Officer Kristen Lawton explains more about their clean up effort along with all things OCRRA. To sign up for their Earth Day clean up and for more information on everything Kristen talked about, please visit

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/2/2021

April is Financial Literacy month and Seneca Savings which has been serving the community for over 90 years, is focusing on educating Central New York on what Financial Literacy is all about. Laurie Ucher is Seneca Savings Sr. Vice President of Retail Banking. For more, go to their website at

A staple in Central New York – Rudy’s Lakeside Drive In in Oswego is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year! Jason Livesey is the third generation to run the business. See their website and menu at

The local Dunkin’s in Central New York continue to donate thousands of dollars both monetarily and through product to many non profits in Central New York. Eric Stensland is the Dunkin Field Marking Manager. Find their app at

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/26/2021

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center continues all month to shine a spotlight on child abuse and how the community can show their support for agencies like this one that work to prevent child abuse year round. Colleen Merced is their Executive Director. Find out more at

Are you an adult that would like to create your own recess this Spring and Summer and join an adult kickball league? David Evans founded Cuse Kickball and he says teams are forming as we speak. Find out more and sign up at

Dan Thome is the owner of the Wildcat Sports Pub in Camillus and he has been a great source of information when it comes to small businesses, especially restaurants, navigating the pandemic. We heard the first part of his interview last week and he joins us for more now. Visit for more.

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/19/2021

The Dewitt Rotary has been known for their pancake breakfasts on Mother’s Day weekend for the last 65 years. But they have not been able to hold them for since the pandemic began. So this year, they are raising money by holding a Mother’s Day Basket sale. Ken Souser is President of the Dewitt Rotary. For more information on the Dewitt Rotary and to order baskets, go to

March 16th 2021 marked the first anniversary of the first case of Covid-19 in Onondaga County. Newschannel 9 produced an hour long special which aired that night and continues to stream on their website. Anchor and Reporter Jeff Kulikowsky explains more on “Impact: Life in a Pandemic”. Visit the Newschannel 9 website at

Dan Thome is the owner of the Wildcat Sports Pub in Camillus and he has been a great source of information when it comes to small businesses, especially restaurants, navigating the pandemic. Here he checks in with an update. Visit for more.

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/12/2021

It has been just about a year since the world shut down and created anxiety for us all. But are the children suffering the most? Megan Coleman of NBC 3 and CNY Central recently was at the helm of a special report that was done on the mental health crisis of children during the pandemic. See more at

Socializing a big aspect of the Irish Dance community in Central New York and something they’ve tried hard to keep up even in small numbers or virtually. Megan Hickey and Erin Hickey Greenwood are owners of Rince Na Sonas School of Irish Dance and they talk about the changes needed within the past year to keep an Irish Dance Studio and students going. See more at

It is not too late to donate to the 4 by 4 by 48 Challenge completed by Dan Sieburg, the CEO of the Rescue Mission last weekend. Dan ran 4 miles every four hours until he completed 48 miles, all in honor or memory of a past client, volunteer or employee at the Rescue Mission. He was also raising money for the organization that provides three meals a day to the hungry, shelters the homeless, and has an outreach program to take care of the homeless community. You can see all of Dan’s live check ins on the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse Facebook page along with the link to donate.

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/5/2021

The Vera House White Ribbon campaign began March first and runs all month in an effort to get the community, especially men, engaged in talking about preventing domestic and sexual violence and what they can do to help. Marissa Saunders is a victim and survivor of both domestic and sexual violence and the founder and facilitator at Nurturing Individuals Abilities or NIA Ministries Worldwide. She is also the first ever woman honorary co-chair of the White Ribbon campaign. Find out more at

Tassone’s Wine Garden in Baldwinsville has been a successfully running local business for the last 30 years and they are actually celebrating their 30th anniversary all this month. Owner Mary Tassone talks about how they came to be and what their success as been for keeping a thriving restaurant running. Check Tassone’s Wine Garden’s Facebook page for more information on this month’s celebration!


Street Talk airing weekend of 2/26/2021

Local wildlife photographers will display colorful images of birds and other wildlife taken in the recently restored and enhanced areas along the Onondaga Lake shoreline in a virtual photography exhibit on Saturday March 6th. You do have to register to be a part of it. Chris Lajewski is Program Director of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps. You can find out more and register by going to the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps on Facebook.

It may look a bit different than the massive crowds that gather every year, but the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run is a go! Janice McKenna is President of the Tipperary Hill Neighborhood Association and Eileen McAndrew Murray is Race Director. Find out more and register at

Snow plows, funding for local government and businesses and a look ahead to what the future holds is all part of the conversation that Ted and Amy had with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh this last week.


Street Talk airing weekend of 2/19/2021

Central New York Waterways are still busy in the Winter months with boating on open water and ice fishing on the frozen over lakes and rivers. But whether you’re looking ahead to Spring, or enjoying the cold temperatures on the waterways, Dave White of the New York Sea Grant says safety and planning ahead should always be your number one priority. See more at

Whether you’re looking to serve your country, pursue a career opportunity or pay off college debt, the US Air Force or possibly the US Space Force may be for you. Recruiter Sgt. Veronica Black has served over 15 years with the US Air Force and she explains how she got where she is now. Find the United States Airforce on Facebook or visit


Street Talk airing weekend of 2/12/2021

The New York State Division of Veterans’ Services is a resource for all Veterans in the area to use when they have questions about their benefits. Because they have not been able to conduct their outreach programs in the community since the pandemic, they are holding some virtual briefings for Veterans and their families to ask questions throughout the month of February. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Rowe Wheeler is a Veteran Benefits Advisor. Find out more at http://Veterans.NY.Gov

National Battery Day is coming up this Thursday February 18th and Battery Bob, owner of Battery World on East Molloy Road, is an educator when it comes to all things batteries.

CNY Diaper Bank has been busier than ever since the pandemic began, supplying diapers to low income families in Central New York. They’ve held a couple of very unique virtual fundraisers recently to keep their funds flowing in. Michela Hugo is the founder of CNY Diaper Bank.

Street Talk airing weekend of 2/5/2021

The Hospice Foundation of Central New York is holding a virtual fundraiser on Friday, February 12th just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend! It’s called Celebrating Life through Cooking and Music and you can take part in it right in the comfort of your own home. Laurie Simpson is the Director of Development and Devorah Weinstein is their Development Coordinator. Find out more at

Girl Scout cookie season also looks a bit different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to get your cookie fix. Wendy Cobrda is the Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer for the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways. The best website to go to for Girl Scout Cookies is

Toss N Fire Wood Fired Pizza is one local business that has been doing quite well during the pandemic. They were even able to expand to a second location. Nick Sanford is the owner and he talks about how they adopted to the changes of the last year. Find them on route 11 in North Syracuse and their new location in Township Five in Camillus.





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