'Community Conversation's radio show to feature myriad topics this weekend

People who toss trash into their recycling, upcoming and scary events at the Applegate Zoo and how the new health care laws will affect local residents are discussed this week on Community Conversations, a public service program on KYOS, the city of Merced said.

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.

The weekend lineup includes: Sherri Elms, associate registrar at Merced College, discussing the Veterans' Resource Center; John Carlos talking about the Merced Zoological Society's Zoo Boo and Howl-O-Ween at the Applegate Zoo; Mike Sullivan, CEO of Golden Valley Health Center, speaking on the new health care law; Sam Chandler, deputy director of the Merced County Solid Waste Department discusses the challenges facing the recycling program and Mike Conway from the city of Merced telling people about the three parades and the band review that will happen in the next two months.

Roger Woods sits in this week for the regular host Nathan Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education. The program is engineered by Rick McMillion of KYOS. The show is produced by MCOE, the City of Merced Public Information Office, Roger Wood and UC Merced, in association with the County of Merced.