The effects of 9/11 on the nation, and how the event will be commemorated in Merced and Atwater, are two of the topics this week on “Community Conversations,” a public service program on KYOS.
The hour-long show focuses on community, education and government news affecting residents throughout Merced County. It airs on KYOS, 1480 AM, at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.
This weekend’s lineup: Mayor Joan Faul talks about Atwater’s 9/11 events; Jeff Stopper talks about his plans to run 50 miles at the upcoming Relay for Life; Frank Granata, recalls how his great-uncle William Morgan created volleyball in 1896 ; Tony Slaton, Wanda Lax and Nora Payan talk about the All-Merced Junior High School Reunion; Don Roe from the Merced Fire Department talks about how 9/11 has changed public safety; and Atwater High School FAA Adviser Dave Gossman discusses an upcoming fundraiser.
The host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Quevedo, public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education; Mike Conway, public information officer at the city of Merced; Roger Wood; and Scott Hernandez-Jason of UC Merced, in association with the county of Merced and Merced College.
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Go to www.mercedcommunityconversations.com for past episodes of “Community Conversations.”