KYOS show to feature graduations, cultural influences and fathers

Graduations, cultural influences and fathers 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: Steve Gomes, the superintendent of the Merced County Office of Education, congratulates County graduates and understands their efforts having earned his Ed.D.; Staci Santa, the executive director of the Merced County Arts Council, talks about an upcoming marathon 24-hour fundraiser; Amanda Hartman from the Challenger Learning Center talks about their 15th anniversary; Ginger Osby from the Merced County Rescue Mission talks about the “Heroes in our Community” dinner; John Cale talks about the Merced Elks upcoming 100th Anniversary; Lamar Henderson talks about the “All Dad’s Matter” event June 11; and Herb Wood talks about the cultural importance of the Courthouse Museum on the community.The host is Nathan Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education and Rick McMillion from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by MCOE, Mike Conway, the public information officer at the City of Merced, Roger Wood, and Scott Hernandez-Jason of the 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