A teacher who received national acclaim, a new city park and a new state law bringing more prisoners to the County 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: J.A. Thomas talks about upcoming events with the Merced Horsemen's Association; Dave Lockridge talks about ACE Overcomers and an upcoming fundraiser; Atwater High ag instructor Beth Knapp talks about being one of four finalists for the national FFA Agriscience Teacher Award; Joey Chavez talks about the nearly completed Flanagan Park in Merced; and Merced County’s Chief Probation Officer Scott Ball talks about the impact of the new state law that’s putting more prisoners in County lockups.
The show’s host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Quevedo, the 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.”--Sun-Star staff