Dinosaurs, summer school and city office hours on 'Community Conversations'

Dinosaurs in the Valley, summer school and City office hours 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: Grady Billington from the San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation talks about the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County; Jonathon Vann from Atwater Iron and Metal talks about the procedures in place to deter purchasing of stolen metals; city spokesman Mike Conway, talks about how the city of Merced will be cutting back on counter hours at City Hall starting Aug. 1; Lesa Rasmussen talks about her experience as state president of the Business and Professional Women's Club and Migrant Education Director Ruben Patron and Atwater Mayor Joan Faul will discuss the Central Valley Opportunity Center and its summer program for migrant children.

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 UC Merced, in association with the county of Merced and Merced College.

Go to www.mercedcommunityconversations.com for past episodes of "Community Conversations."