Merced County’s huge solar array, Merced High’s successes and how to become a master gardener are some of this week’s topics 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 High School Principal John Olson and 2011 Merced County Teacher of the Year Julie Rivard talk about the recent successes at Merced High School; Richard Schwarz with the Merced County Department of Public Works talks about the solar array that is providing power to the Sandy Mush jail and other energy conservation going on in the county; Nancy and Stu McElwain talk about the Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club and its upcoming event; Elaine Parker talks about the Merced County Master Gardener program and its outreach efforts; and Playhouse Merced Artistic Director Rob Hypes talks about the upcoming production of “Frost/Nixon.”
The show’s host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Nathan 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.
Go to www.mercedcommunityconversations.com for past episodes of “Community Conversations.”--Sun-Star staff