Life as the coach on the new UC Merced cross country team, 100 years in the insurance business and West Nile disease are among 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: Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo speaks about Rail Safety Month; Spencer Castro, UC Merced Golden Bobcats' first cross country coach, talks about the team and his cognitive science research; Flip Hassett, director of United Way, talks about the annual Lunch In The Park event; Doug Fluetsch talks about his family's 100 years in the insurance business; Allan Inman, manager of the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District, talks about the continuing threat of West Nile Disease from mosquitoes; and Attorney Vincent Andrade and Mary Lee talk about legal outreach to the Hmong community.
The show’s host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Nathan Quevedo, public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education MCOE, 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.
Go to www.mercedcommunityconversations.com for past episodes of “Community Conversations."