Merced City firefighters wearing pink T-shirts, all the art in the month of October and high school football are among 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: Mary Bigelow talks about United Way's Lunch in the Park in Atwater; Staci Santa talks about the October activities of the Merced County Arts Council; Jim Kocher talks about Playhouse Merced's production of “Sweeney Todd”; David Givens of Hammer Stryke Self-Reliance Training talks about fundraising events for the American Cancer Society; Sean Tierney, a Merced City firefighter, talks about the department’s pink T-shirts and raising money to fight breast cancer; Vicki Strickland talks about the effects of the high-speed rail project on dairies and farms; and Shawn Bockoven and Tim Ryan of Merced Educational Television (METV) talk about the upcoming sports season, the work METV does to film high school football games and how the community can help.
The show’s host is Nathan Quevedo and Steve Colvard from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education MCOE, Mike Conway, 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.”--Sun-Star staff