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 9/29/2023

Francis House will be holding their annual There’s No Place Like Home Fundraiser at the Expo Center of the New York State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 to 8:30. Development Director Peggy Northrup joins us along with 2023 Event Chairman Art Palermo. You can buy tickets to the event at

If you have been involved in trying to collect insurance money for worker’s comp or disability cases, you know it can be a frustrating process. Lawyer Joe Stanley says the most important thing to remember is to be patient. See the webinar on preparing for a worker’s comp case at

The Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse is holding their annual Hoops for Hope event on Wednesday, October 18th at Drumlins Country Club. We had a chance to talk to the SU Orange Men’s Basketball Head Coach Adrian Autry about his and his team’s participation and passion for this event. Buy your tickets today at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/22/2023

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s with the Alzheimer’s Association is coming up on Sunday October 1st at SRC Arena. Development Manager Kirsten Johnson says this has been an exciting year for Alzheimer’s research, and she is joined by Kathy Cofta Sims from the Pomeroy Foundation who explains their personal connection to the Alzheimer’s Association. You can register up until the day of the event or just show up to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday October 1st. Go to

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and now is the time to sign up for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out Of The Darkness Walk which is coming up on Saturday, October 7th at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. Stacey Green is the Walk Chair and she says she is driven by her personal connection to suicide. Sign up today at and search Syracuse/Liverpool Walk.

Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport is growing literally and figuratively! Customer Experience Manager Matthew Szwejbka has the scoop!
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Street Talk airing weekend of 9/15/2023

The Walk to Defeat ALS is being held at Long Brank Park in Liverpool on Saturday September 23rd. Wil Murtaugh has been diagnosed with ALS and he is organizing his team WilPower to raise as much money as possible to support those affected by ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. See more at and click on the Syracuse Walk.

One in 26 people in the US have seizures or epilepsy. That is the idea behind the One in 26 Challenge that is being organized by EPI – Empowering People’s Independence. It’s a Walk, Bike and Run event for Epilepsy Awareness that begins on October 1st and runs for 26 days. Mike Radell is Camp Director and Educator and Sarah Korba is the Associate Director for Epilepsy Service. See more and sign up for the One in 26 Challenge at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/8/2023

There is a research company in East Syracuse that is looking for individuals for clinical studies of all kinds. They also offer free memory testing and free fatty liver testing as well. They are Velocity Clinical Research and Senior Clinical Research Coordinator Christine Hall fills us in everything they do. See more at

Dunkin’ and Make-A-Wish Central New York are teaming up through September 12th to hopefully raise a lot of money to grant critically ill children wishes. It is their annual Make-A-Wish Star Donut campaign and Kate Veley is Make-A-Wishes Director of Corporate Philanthropy. See more at

Centro is looking to expand and hire bus operators, mechanics, servicers and some other positions. They just held an Open House this weekend. But Deputy CEO Christopher Tuff says they continue to hire. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 9/1/2023

The 29th Annual ARC Race to benefit Arc of Onondaga is happening Saturday, September 9th at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. You can run or walk a 10K or 5K and back by popular demand is the Kid’s one mile fun run!. Development Director Joanna Jewett says this race is so important to continue to do what they do. See for more details.

We’re in the midst of a huge travel weekend at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport. Matthew Szwejbka is their Customer Experience Manager. See more at

A couple more days to experience the Great New York State Fair which runs through Labor Day. Inside the Horticulture Building is the Maple Booth, offering hundreds of different products all featuring maple syrup! Helen Thomas is the Executive Director of the New York State Maple Producers Association, an organization representing all of the maple producers in New York State. See more at

Have you ever wondered how all of the musical acts are booked at the New York State Fair? Clay Campbell is President of Triangle Talent who travels around the country booking shows. You can see the line up left of the New York State Fair at http://NYSFair.NY.Gov

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/25/2023

Looking for a place to get your child’s back-to-school physical? Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care on Oswego Road in Liverpool is taking appointments for physicals, and they have also recently launched ADHD screening which can be included in those exams. Drakos Founder and CEO Heather Drake Bianchi and Physician Associate Michelle Ederer explain that they saw a need in Central New York for both their pediatric services, their extended hours and screenings like this one. See more and make an appointment at

There is still plenty of the season left to enjoy Big Don’s Wild River Mini Golf on Button Road in Cicero that offers so much more than just mini golf. Danielle Cullen is Big Don’s daughter and she tells us more about their start and how they keep the family fun going in this two generation locally owned business. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/18/2023

The kids are getting ready to go back to school and if you are thinking your child may need a boost of self confidence and focus, martial arts may be just what they are looking for. Hanshi John Annable is the owner of Karate John’s Martial Arts Center in Cicero and Liverpool. See more at

Eating disorders come in all forms and it can affect people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Lydia Sujkowski developed an eating disorder in college and is now spreading the word that there is hope, help and healing. She is organizing a 5K Fun Run in September to help the Cortland County Mental Health Department pay for specialized staff trained in treating eating disorders. You can find more on the 5K Fun Run by searching trEATING Disorders on Facebook.

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/11/2023

There is more exciting news when it comes to treating cancer in the form of something called a Galleri Multi-Cancer Early Detection test. It’s a simple blood draw that can detect 50 different types of cancer if they are currently active in the body. Currently there are only five cancer screenings available. Dr. Ajeet Gajra from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York explains more. You can see more at

The annual Elephant Extravaganza is happening at Rosamond Gifford Zoo this Saturday August 19th and there is more to celebrate than ever! Zoo Director Ted Fox and Friends of the Zoo director Carrie Large say it’s been a banner year to bring in the crowds. See more on the August 19th Elephant Extravaganza at

Street Talk airing weekend of 8/4/2023

The Mary Nelson Youth Resource Center is once again holding their 22nd Annual Back To School Supply Giveaway on Saturday August 19th. And Mary Nelson still needs your help to drop off donations. She explains more about the history of this amazing cause that has grown leaps and bounds the last 22 years. You can see Mary’s wishlist at

ARISE Inc. is a non-residential Independent Living Center that provides services for individuals with disability in over 50 programs. Their Adaptive Design Program creates specialized pieces of equipment using affordable materials and they need your help! They are always looking for volunteers according to Adaptive Design Coordinator Connor McGough. See more on this rewarding volunteer opportunity at

The Samaritan Center provides nutritious hot meals to anyone in need, no questions asked. And they also need your help and they rely very heavily on volunteers. Nori Gartner-Baca is their Events and Communications Specialist and Brenda Mims is their Operations Supervisor. You can see volunteer opportunities at

Street Talk airing week of 7/28/2023

Camp Good Days and Special Times is an organization that provides annual camping sessions and year round programming for families affected by cancer and sickle cell anemia free of charge. They are holding a Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday August 12th at Rogues Roost Golf Club. Brooke Bartelli is Central New York’s Regional Director. Sign up today at

Contact Community Services is an organization that supports the social, emotional, behavioral and mental health of children, youth and adults. Heaven Longo is their Marketing and Development Manager. See more at

A new direct flight, looking at the airport 20 years in the future and a very unique opportunity to experience the runway by running down it! It’s all tackled by our monthly visit with Matthew Szwejbka, Customer Experience Manager for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/21/2023

Dr. Ajeet Gajra from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York discusses research clinical trials this month and why it is so important to consider them when it comes to cancer treatments. See more at

July is National Cord Blood Month and Syracuse is extremely lucky to house the state’s only Public Cord Blood Bank that works with all of the local maternity wards to collect umbilical cord blood for free at a baby’s birth. Meghan Shea-Frederick is a nurse at Upstate who also donated her cord blood when she gave birth. She talks about her experience on both ends and why she decided to do it. See more at

Ride and Run for the Rescue to benefit the Rescue Mission is coming up on Saturday, July 29th and you can register all the way up until that morning. You can also volunteer all year long at the Rescue Mission. Chief Development Officer Tori Shires for the Rescue Mission Alliance says the need is always there in many ways. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/14/2023

Hospice of Central New York and Hospice of the Finger lakes are once again holding their very popular “A Film On the Field” coming up Thursday July 27th literally ON THE FIELD at NBT Bank Stadium. Director of Development Laurie Simpson and Development Coordinator Devorah Weinstein talk about the mission of Hospice and how to be part of this unique and fun for the whole family fundraiser. See more and buy tickets at

Ride and Run for the Rescue is back this summer to help end hunger and homelessness in Central New York. You can participate by biking, running or walking. Chief Development Officer Tori Shires says the Rescue Mission Alliance is as busy as ever. Sign up today and

Street Talk airing weekend of 7/7/2023

The Meals on Wheels Alley Cat Ride on July 15th is a fun, unique bike ride to benefit Meals On Wheels of Syracuse. Michael Nortman is Community Relations Director and he explains more. See more and sign up at

The Clam Bar in North Syracuse has been around since 1965 and Ed Nyce and his wife Christa are the latest owners. They say keeping the menu and the recipes the same with what The Clam Bar has always been known for is their secret to keeping the place running successfully. See more at

If you’re looking for some fun activities for the kids this summer, look no further than the Onondaga County Public Libraries. Tom Walters and Maggie Foster from the Onondaga County Public Library System joined us earlier to fill us in on some of the events. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/30/2023

July fourth weekend is a great time to look at Syracuse’s division of Lockheed Martin, who is committed to honoring those who serve and have served with their Hometown Hero Contest. Chandra Marshall is Lockheed Martin’s VP Radar and Sensors System and Syracuse General Manager. See more at

If you want to wake up on Tuesday, July fourth and get some running or walking in before you head to your family BBQ, the fifteenth annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Run/Walk will take place beginning at 8 am in Marcellus Park. Colleen Tickner Crawford is co-president of the “Teal There’s a Cure” committee. Find out more at

Seven weekends of the Sterling Renaissance Festival kicked off this weekend. We talked to two of the entertainers of the summer, the Watchman and Sheriff. Find out more at

We end our July fourth weekend edition of Street Talk by hearing from Mike Otis, a veteran and founder of Battle Tested BBQ Sauce who joined us to talk about its creation and why he continues to give back to the veteran organizations around the country. Find out more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/23/2023

Prostate Cancer can have a pretty high rate of survival when found and treated early. Dr. Ajeet Gajra from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York tackles prostate cancer during this month’s segment and the different alternatives when it comes to treatment. See more at

If you’re looking to have some down time during the nice weather months by doing a little gaming or TV watching, our tech guru Marc Salzman has some great ideas on new items available. See more at

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo has been around for generations but they have new owners and new animals are ready to be part of your summer! Rebecca Stedman owns Fort Rickey with her husband. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/16/2023

The Longest Day is the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On June 21st, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through fundraising activities of their choice. Mary Wassel is the Administrator of the Nottingham Memory Care Residence for Loretto. She talks about their facility and their plans for a special unveiling and fundraiser on June 21st. See more at and

A new website, another nonstop flight and the addition of Flippit all part of this month’s discussion with Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Matthew Szwejbka is their Marketing and Communications Specialist. See that new website he talked about at

The village of Cazenovia just took part this weekend in their 3rd annual Cazenovia Pride Fest and even though the event is done, the message that is sends will resonate throughout Pride Month. Travis Barr is a local businessman and the creator of Cazenovia Pride. See photos from this weekend on the Cazenovia Pride Facebook page.

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/9/2023

The Red, White and Blue BBQ to benefit Clear Path for Veterans is happening at their gorgeous Chittenango location on Saturday June 17th. Hospitality Manager Bethany Frank fills us in. Tickets are for sale at

Emergent has a mission of helping people come into their leadership at any level. Partners Ralph Simone and Bill Berthel from Emergent have more. See

There is a new fun way to help out the Food Bank of Central New York – you can look for their own private label pasta sauce on store shelves! Development Director Lynn Hy has the scoop. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/2/2023

Syracuse Challenger Baseball is holding their Opening Day this Tuesday June 6th with plenty of ways that you can help to celebrate the inclusive teams. Jennifer Savastino is one of their Program Directors. See more at

The CNY Pride Festival and Parade is happening in the Inner Harbor on Saturday June 10th. Jimmy Monto is a Syracuse Common Councilor and Vice President for Development and Fundraising. See more at

Office technology is having to become more and more savvy when it comes to cybersecurity, which is the reason why it is one of the main focuses for companies like Usherwood Office Technology. Owner Lauren Usherwood says they work hard to stay on top of it all for their clients. See more cybersecurity tips at

Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport is rocking and there are some new additions coming. Matt Szwejbka is their Marketing & Communications Specialist. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/26/2023

Our monthly visit with Dr. Ajeet Gajra from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York focuses on what is new in cancer care. May is skin cancer awareness month and that is our focus this time around. See more on our website under features or

The 31st annual AIDS Walk/Run with ACR Health is happening on Sunday June 4th at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Chief Operating officer Andrea Wandersee fills us in. Find out more at

100 Holes of Golf played in twelve hours by 22 golfers all to support McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center. The 100 Holes 4 Kids is in its 20th year and organizer and golfer Thom McMahon says it’s a LONG day but something he looks forward to it every year because it’s for such a great cause. Support a golfer to benefit McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center by going to

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/19/2023

Dunkin’ will hold its annual Iced Coffee Day this Tuesday May 23rd to support the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation with one dollar from every iced coffee sold locally going to the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Levi Pascher is Dunkin’s Field Marketing Manager. Support Iced Coffee Day this Tuesday by visiting any participating Dunkin’ and buying an iced coffee!

We are just finishing out Salvation Army week, focusing on an organization that last year alone supported 38 thousand people in Central New York through their programs and services from babies to seniors. We’re going to hear about a number of different Salvation Army programs this morning, including Emergency Services. Allison Brooks is the Director of Emergency Services.

Michele Cunningham is Director of the Salvation Army Early Headstart Program.

Marett Seymour is Program Supervisor of Barnabas House, which offers temporary housing for homeless young adults.

April Beier is the Child and Visitation Services Manager for Family Place.

We finish out our look at the Salvation Army programs by moving on to seniors with Patrick Banks, who is Neighborhood Advisor, Information and Assistance Case Manager and Social Day Care Manager of Senior Services.For more information, visit and to donate, text “MostGood” to 31333

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/12/2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Oswego Health is hoping that if the community comes together and is willing to talk openly about mental health, it will reduce the stigmas associated with it and it could save lives. That is the reason behind a teen and adult panel discussion open to the public being held Wednesday May 17th at Oswego High School. Jamie Leszczynski is Senior Vice President of Communications and Chief Brand Officer for Oswego Health. You can find out more at

We continue with a special look at mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Crouse Health is focusing on Maternal Mental Health and especially their programs for those who suffer from Postpartum Depression. Chris Kowaleski is Crouse’s Reproductive Psych Nurse Practitioner and Kathleen Miller Murphy is Director of Women’s Health Integration. See more at

The CNY Diaper Bank is encouraging community members, businesses and organizations to participate in its eight annual “Make A Mother’s Day Diaper Drive throughout the month of May. Michela Hugo is the founder of the CNY Diaper Bank. Find out more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/5/2023

The United Way of Seneca County is holding their 33rd annual Taste Of Spring fundraiser this month to benefit the many programs and services they provide in their Finger Lakes county. Rhonda Jasper is their Executive Director. Get your tickets soon at

The Good News continues this week with the Syracuse City School District and a look at their Health and Physical Education programs. Benjamin Steuerwalt is the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. See more on the Good News Page with the Syracuse City School District under “features” at

The Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse continues to run clubs in three locations for kids to have a safe place to go every day after school and during school breaks. Stacey Nichols is their Director of Marketing. Book now for the Clubhouse Classic at

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/28/2023

Are you a professional wondering “what if”? Maybe you’ve been working in a job for awhile and are thinking about a change. Or you have retired from the military or teaching and yet you still have a lot of working years ahead of you. SRC Inc. wants to talk to you about full or part time work and becoming a part of their team. Lisa Mondello is AVP of Public Relations and talks about the mission of SRC and what opportunities are available. See more and register for the Open Houses are

The 2023 Teal Ribbon Run/Walk is happening Saturday, May 20th to benefit Hope for Heather, an organization that raises money for ovarian cancer awareness, local patient support and research. They are also holding a kick off party earlier in the month. Frieda Weeks is the Founder of Hope for Heather. See more and register at

The Legs Against Lyme Walk is happening Saturday May 13th at Long Branch Park.Organizer Nicole Sommavilla was diagnosed with lyme disease in college and she says this walk is all about educating the public on prevention and early detection. Visit to sign up today.

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/21/2023

The annual Helio Health Run for Recovery is happening at a new location – Green Lakes State Park – on Saturday May 6th. Interim President and CEO Kathleen Gaffney-Babb explains the mission of Helio Health and how people can be part of the fun next month. Sign up for the Helio Health Run for Recovery at http://Helio.Health

Our “Erie Canal Moment” is how Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon explains the impact that Micron’s billion dollar chip plant set to be built in Clay will have on Central New York. He talks about the project here. Construction season is here and there are many residents who are looking for reliable, trustworthy contractors to do some work for them. Lawyer Joe Stanley says there are a lot of them out there, but just make sure you protect yourself against those who are not. For more legal advice, see

The Central New York SPCA is holding a fundraiser on Saturday April 29th at their location on East Molloy Road and they would love to have the public come out to adopt some animals and see what the SPCA is all about. Christie Tamoutselis from the SPCA explains more. See more on the CNY SPCA Facebook page and at

Street Talk airing weekend 4/14/2023

We conclude our talk with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency this week with all things recyclable! OCRRA’s Public Information Officer Tammy Palmer says Household Toxics Drop Off has changed a bit, but it’s even more convenient. Again for more information on anything that we talked about this month, go to

The Zoo Run Run is back at Rosamond Gifford Zoo this year and it’s happening on Saturday April 22nd. Executive Director of the Zoo Ted Fox and Executive Director of the Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo Carrie Large, discuss what an amazing year this has been so far. Sign up for the Zoo Run Run at

If you still want to get your running and walking on next weekend, the Bill Scott Memorial 5K Run/Walk is happening for a second year at Burnet Park on April 23rd. Organizer Gary Dunner explains why this race began in Bill’s memory. Google Bill Scott Memorial 5 K Run Walk or find out more on their Facebook page.

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/7/2023

This is your reminder that Earth Day Clean up with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is happening on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd throughout Central New York. But you have to sign up by April 12th in order to officially participate. We continue our talk about all things recycled, as well as the Onondaga County compost and mulch sites with OCRRA Public Information Officer Tammy Palmer. We’ll hear more from Tammy and everything OCCRA coming up on next week’s Street Talk. For more information and to sign up for Earth Day Clean Up, visit

Honor Flight Syracuse is a non profit organization run entirely by volunteers that honors America’s veterans by transporting them to Washington DC to visit the national memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. They are holding their huge annual bottle and can drive next weekend. Communications Volunteer Dan Cummings fills us in. See more on signing up someone for Honor Flight or the Flags of our Heroes program, volunteering or dropping off the bottles and cans next weekend at Destiny USA on their website

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/31/2023

Earth Day Clean up with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is happening on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd throughout Central New York. But you have to sign up by April 12th in order to officially participate. We talk Earth Day Clean Up and a whole lot more for the next couple of weeks with OCRRA Public Information Officer Tammy Palmer. We’ll hear more from Tammy and everything OCCRA coming up on next week’s Street Talk. For more information and to sign up for Earth Day Clean Up, visit

The ever popular Monster Jam is coming to the JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday April 8th. Tickets are still available at Kayla Blood is a Monster Jam driver and talks about why she considers her job the best she could ever have. Again, see for ticket information on Monster Jam coming April 8th to the JMA Wireless Dome.

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/24/2023

Our monthly visit with Dr. Ajeet Gajra from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York focus on what is new in cancer care. The topic this month focuses on colon cancer. See more on our website under features or

We are heading into National Child Abuse Awareness month and the first event highlighting this is coming up on March 31st. Colleen Merced is the Executive Director of the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse. See more on all of the April events focusing on Child Abuse Awareness Month at

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/17/2023

New wedding gowns, prom dresses and Military ball dresses are being given away, yes, given away, next weekend in honor 23 year old Lucy Ruff who passed away suddenly in January of 2019. Her family and friends are holding a We Love Lucy Dress Giveaway with donations being taken to benefit the Donor Family Network. Organizer Michelle Lester tells us more about Lucy’s story and how this dress giveaway came to be. Again the dress giveaway is being held at the Top of the Square on Court Street in Watertown on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th. Donations are expected for the Donor Family Network. For more information, see Donor Family Network USA on Facebook.

Say Yes Syracuse helps Syracuse City School District and Syracuse Charter School students and their families prepare for college and afford its expense, setting the next generation up for a successful future with financial independence. Ahmeed Turner is their Executive Director. For more go to

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/10/2023

March is National Nutrition Month and the Central New York Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics works hard throughout the year to bring awareness about nutrition to the Syracuse community. Registered Dietitian Emily Januseski is National Nutrition Month’s Co Chair for the organization. To find out more about National Nutrition Month, their events, or you have questions or needs in the local community, see their website at

Speaking of good nutrition, Purple Banana Acai Shop is now open on Crouse Ave. in Syracuse, offering fresh and healthy choices at the area’s first acai focused business. Owner Luke Nicolette says he picked the name of the shop because he thought it would create some good buzz. Visit the Purple Banana on the SU Hill next to Varsity Pizza!

Street Talk airing weekend of 3/3/2023 is a non profit run through Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired which sells basic office essentials. Their warehouses employ the blind and visually impaired and proceeds from their site go back to support the rehab and therapy programs for their clients. Amy Kypers is their Operations Manager. See more at

We’ve heard the last couple of months about IV Immunity Wellness which is gaining in popularity across the country but is really just getting going here in Central New York. Caitlin Sloane is a registered nurse and one of the founders of Captivate Wellness. She was actually the person who decided to bring IV Wellness to the area after using it while traveling. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 2/24/2023

The Good News continues with the Syracuse City School District. This month we focus on a program called The Building Men Program and talk to Coordinator Joe Horan who has a long history with the district. For more Good News with the Syracuse City School District, see their page on our website under Features.

Speaking of the Syracuse City School District, Book Buddies is a partnership with them and the United Way of Central New York that pairs up students within the district to get more one on one reading practice. Laurie Black is the Community Education Director. See more at

If you are in need of child care in Onondaga County, you may be eligible for their child care assistance program which covers most and sometimes all of their cost of care. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon fills us in. To find out more and to see if you qualify, call 315-435-5683.

Street Talk airing weekend of 2/17/2023

While cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States – progress is being made every day in the form of new research, new treatments, new technologies, and new approaches to care, patient support, and survivorship. We have partnered with Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY to talk about different cancer news every month, joined by HOA’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Ajeet Gajra. See more at

Sarah’s Guest House provides lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York. Development Specialist Renee McCaffrey says it’s been a busy year so far! Find out more about the Gala of Giving, volunteering or donations at

Street Talk airing weekend of 2/10/2023

The Alzheimer’s Association has some very exciting news when it comes to a breakthrough drug for treatment. Cathy James is the Chapter Executive for the Alzheimer’s Association for Central New York. For more information see

Elmcrest Children’s Center is at the helm of a new Children’s Mental Health Respite Program which is opening soon to address the major mental health crisis facing the youth of today. Patrick Casey is Executive Vice President of Programs for Elmcrest. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 2/3/2023

Captivate Wellness and Beauty Bar is a relatively new business in Dewitt the focuses on a number of services they say will reestablish physical and mental vitality and wellness. We recently talked about their IV Wellness Infusions and Ketamine Therapy. And this week we focus on injectables and aesthetics. Kristyna Giancola is a physician assistant and one of Captivate Wellness’s three founders. See more at

We continue on the business front by looking at an innovative business in Clay called Sola Salon Studios. They are a concept called a Studio Salon that incorporates a number of different salon services as stand alone businesses but they are all under one roof. Owner Joel Proegler and his wife brought two locations to the Syracuse area and he says they have been around other parts of the country for some time. See more at

There is still one more day to enjoy a day at the Great New York State Fair in the middle of winter! Winter Fair returned this weekend and organizer Steve Becker says the whole weekend is action packed! Winter Fair is running at the New York State Fair Expo Center from 10 am to 6 pm today with a special focus on Black History Month. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/27/2023

Sharing good news about the Syracuse City School District continues this month. This time we focus on the district’s Fine Arts Programming with the Director of Fine Arts Rory Edwards. For more on the Syracuse City School District and all the Good News happening scroll under features on this station’s website.

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/20/2023

January is National Human Trafficking month. Colleen Merced is the Executive Director of McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center and she explains what their mission is all about, plus more about human trafficking and how we can help. See more at

For the first time in over 100 years, the City of Syracuse is designing an new city flag! And they need your ideas! Bridget Dunn and Andrew Frasier are part of the Syracuse Flag Initiative. See more at

The upcoming season with the Syracuse Mets begins in 8 weeks! And they are doing something additionally for non profits in the area this season with something they are calling We Care Wednesdays. General Manager Jason Smorol fills us in. See more and apply to be one of the non profits at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/13/2023

IV Wellness Hydration, Ketamine Therapy – it may be something that sounds a little bizarre to you but these types of treatments have been around for a long time. They are just pretty new to the Syracuse area and Captivate Wellness and Beauty Bar is one of the first to offer them, plus other holistic approaches to self care. Dr. Rebecca Reeves is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer and she explains why they decided to bring this type of business to Syracuse. See more at

A new year brings new laws to the books in New York State. Lawyer Joe Stanley explains some of the new legislation to look for. For more see

Getting a puppy or dog means a lifetime commitment but the area shelters are telling another story. Natalie Martin is with Cuse Pit Crew and she explains the mission behind her organization. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/7/2023

The Manlius Library begins the new year by continuing to offer a lot of different services at their facility along with many specialized programs from pre-school to teens to adults. Windy Shores Cardarelli is the Youth Services Librarian and Phoenix Merritt is the Teen Librarian. See more at

Everyone is paying more to heat their homes these days. Herb Smith is the owner of Breathe Easy of CNY Heating and Cooling. He says they also take a lot of calls for service when a fix can really be quite simple. See more at

The days are starting to get a bit longer but there is still a lot of darkness this time of year. Add snow and it makes it very dangerous for pedestrians and anyone else not in a car according to lawyer Joe Stanley. See more at