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Merced, California 95340


Subject :Community Conversations airs Saturday, Sunday
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

Community Conversations on Giant trophies and fighting gangs


 The Giants come to town, cycling, skiing and gang prevention activities are a few of this week’s topics 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. The show airs at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday on KYOS, 1480 AM.

This weekend’s lineup: Matt Serratto discusses the Hoops For Kids basketball tournament sponsored by the Community Violence, Intervention and Prevention (ComVIP) group and how it will support youth in the community; Frank Ochoa explains who is eligible for the CalSOAP program and what the Student Opportunity and Access Program does; the Giants World Series trophies are coming to Atwater, Merced and Los Banos  and Joe Hoffar has the scoop; Bob Taniguchi explains the significance of the Japanese American Citizens League Day of Remembrance Event Feb. 16; Jeff Hauff focuses on the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort activities; Mary Bigelow has the details on the Merco Cycling Classic and the Rev. Don Ramsey with explain the City’s Cease Fire program and some of the training that will be taking place in the weeks ahead.

The show is produced by Roger Wood, Nathan Quevedo from the Merced County Office of Education, Mike Conway from the City of Merced and Scott Hernandez-Jason of the University of California, Merced, in association with the County of Merced and Merced College.

The show’s host is Quevedo and the engineer is Steve Colvard.

Go to<> for past broadcasts of Community Conversations.