KYOS show to feature fair, horses and high-speed rail

Moms, the fair and horses are some 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: Dr. Raymond Tan, a radiation oncologist for the Mercy-UC Davis Cancer Center, talks about the latest high-tech equipment installed at the center; J. A. Thomas, president of the Merced Horsemen's Association, speaks about the history of the association and upcoming events; Diane Conway talks about the Merced County Fair's entertainment and discounted ticket sales; Dan Ainslie from the City Redevelopment Agency talks about the grant the city is seeking for the high-speed rail station in the downtown; Dennis Haines from the Family Resource Council talks about an event at Applegate Park honoring mothers; and Tom Tanioka talks about the offerings at the Challenger Learning Center at Castle.

The hosts this week are Nathan Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education and Mike Conway, the public information officer at the city of Merced. Rick McMillion from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by MCOE, 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.”