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'Community Conversations' to discuss polio awareness, softball leagues and spring skiing

Eliminating polio, softball leagues and spring skiing 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 includes: Sandy Durham of Atwater Rotary Club and Mike Altamore president of the Merced Sunrise Rotary Club on Rotary’s Polio Awareness Week and the efforts to eliminate the disease; Joey Chavez from the City Parks and Community Services Department on upcoming Spring Rec League softball signups; Eugene Drummond, from the City Parks and Community Services Department telling people when to mark their calendars for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt; Jeff Hauff, Creative Director for Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, on the events celebrating the resort’s 60th anniversary and Martha Nateras, Livingston High School counselor, and Patricia Zarco from UC Merced, out the Livingston Young Women's Conference in Livingston on March 26th.

The hosts this week are Mike Conway, the public information officer at the City of Merced and Scott Hernandez-Jason of the University of California, Merced. Rick McMillion from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Nathan Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education, the City of Merced, and UC Merced, in association with the County of Merced and Merced College.

Go to for past episodes of Community Conversations.