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 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 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 for more information.

The Renaissance Festival runs in Sterling, NY through August 15th. Arthur Holmes calls himself an inappropriate poet. 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. 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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Downtown Syracuse Dining Week began this past week and runs through Sunday, June 13th. Alice Maggiore is with the Downtown Committee. See more at


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

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

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

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

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