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 6/5/2020

Nominations for the annual Central New York’s Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Awards are underway and will be accepted until the end of June. Jill Allen is the Director of BizEventz who organizes the 40 Under 40 Awards and dinner every year and she has more as to how you can nominate someone you think is deserving. The Awards Dinner will be held on November 4th at the OnCenter. Again, nominees must be 39 years old or younger as of October 31st of this year and can work or reside in all of Central New York. For more information, visit

Paiges Butterfly Run is a local organization that since its founding, has raised over 3 and a half million dollars for Upstate Golisano’s Pediatric Cancer program, both for research and treatment. Founder Chris Arnold explains how this nonprofit was formed and how they’re adapting their annual fundraisers this year. For more information or to register for their virtual run or bike ride, visit

The Workers Center of Central New York organizes low-wage workers to combat economic and workplace injustice and they have had a more far reaching role since the pandemic. Jessica Maxwell is their Executive Director. See more on their Facebook page under Worker’s Center of CNY  and at

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/29/2020

As the nonprofits in the area continue to serve even more people than usual during this pandemic, they are also trying to think outside the box as their in person fundraisers have been cancelled. We look at two that are happening next weekend.

On Saturday, June 6th, Gigi’s Playhouse Syracuse is joining efforts with Gigi’s Playhouses around the country for their Step to Accept event. Heather Rodriguez is on the Board of Managers locally and the Marketing Manager Nationwide. For more on this Saturday’s Step to Accept, visit

The 28th annual ACR Health AIDS Walk/Run coming up this Sunday, June 7th is also going virtual. Executive Director Wil Murtaugh says the need for services at ACR Health have been even busier since the Covid 19 shutdown. Allison Mitura is Development Associate for ACR Health in Syracuse and she has more details in joining the virtual AIDS Walk/Run coming up this Sunday, June 7th. Visit for more information.

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/22/2020

Vera House has launched a new web chat service for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and/or elder abuse. And unfortunately their services have been needed more than ever the last couple of months. Julie Lovenberg is a Senior Advocate at Vera House.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means that boating season is getting underway. Dave White is the NY Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist and he says despite the new rules, it should be a great Summer for boating!

Well the bad news is that the annual Family Times Kids Expo has been cancelled. But the good news is that it’s been replaced by a really comprehensive virtual community guide on businesses, events, non profits and more that is updated all the time. Publisher and CEO of the Family Times Bill Brod has more. for the link to the community guide and to sign up for their emails!

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/15/2020

The WISE Women’s Business Center continues to provide mainly free services to women who are starting their own business or expanding their current one. Representing both WISE as an instructor, and her own business, Jen Liddy Coaching, is May’s female entrepreneur, Business Development Coach Jen Liddy. For more on Jen Liddy, visit
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The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County is a non-profit legal aid organization that provides free legal information, assistance, and representation in civil legal matters to low-income people. Their Executive Director is Sally Curran. Find out more about the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County at

Did you know that you’re more likely to get injured at home than any other place? Lawyer Joe Stanley says, now that we’re AT home more than ever, it’s a good time to make sure that you stay safe.

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/8/2020

It’s been just under two months since gyms in the state had to close their doors. Gym owners are trying to keep their members motivated while they’re working out at home, and prepare their locations for opening again safely once some restrictions are lifted. Local female entrepreneur Nikki Polos is the owner of the four Aspen Fitness locations around the Syracuse area and she talks about what she is doing to keep her members happy while planning for the future. Find out more at

Hospice of Central New York and Hospice of the Finger Lakes continues to provide important services for end of life care. They are the May recipients as well for the Speach Family Candy Shoppe’s Ten Decades of Giving Event, where a portion of the proceeds all months benefit them. There is also a special candy for sale where 100% of the profits benefit Hospice. Preslie Barney of Hospice fills us in. For more on Hospice of CNY and the Finger Lakes, go to See more on Speach Family Candy Shoppe’s Ten Decades of Giving event at


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/1/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to low income individuals in Central New York and during these unprecedented times, their services are needed even more. Gregory Dewan is Deputy Executive Director. For more information, call their main line at 315-422-8191.

Clarity Clinical Research is in the midst of conducting a study on a brand new therapy that aims to slow or stop memory changes related to Alzheimer’s Disease. Despite the fact that most research studies have been halted nationwide since the shutdown, they are really hoping to have people in the Central New York community participate virtually in order to keep this very important research alive. Lisa Sonneborn from Clarity Clinical Research has more. See more on the Alzheimer’s Study and how you can be involved at

Crouse Health is urging anyone who has an emergency situation to not be nervous to visit the ER during the Covid-19 pandemic especially if there can be long lasting damage if treatment is delayed. Dr. Seth Kronenberg is Crouse Health’s COO and Chief Medical Officer. Visit for more information.

Street Talk airing weekend of 4/24/2020

Homer Men and Boys Store in Homer along with Rolands in Skaneateles is remaining open during this pandemic shut down, because they provide clothing and footwear to essential workers. We had an opportunity to talk with Leslee Garrison, the sole New York State certified female owner of both stores recently as part of our Women Entrepreuner Series sponsored by OneGroup. She fills us in on the 70 year old family business along with Meghan Florkowski , the Executive Director of the WISE Women’s Business Center in downtown Syracuse. WISE continues this month to provide online services to women who are starting their own business or expanding their current one.