This week's episode of the "Community Conversations" radio show focuses on the Mariposa Tomato Festival, graffiti removal and the status of Merced's various road projects.
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: May Moua with the ASSETS after-school program talks about the program’s new curriculum and how to enroll; Kris Casto talks about the upcoming Mariposa Tomato Festival; Paul Creighton from Valley Graffiti Removal talks about efforts to remove tagging and other graffiti that mars the public view; John Derby, owner of Mid-Valley Publications, talks about his 50 years in the newspaper business; David Gonzalves from the development services department talks about the numerous projects going on around town; Maria Mendoza from the City of Merced talks about more activities in the downtown area, and Lon Baugh, owner of Atwater Automotive, talks about being a hunter safety instructor.
The show's host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer.