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Merced, California 95340


Subject :Community Conversation on ag, economic development
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

Community Conversations on ag education and economic development

Agriculture, ag education and economic development are some 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 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday on KYOS, 1480 AM.


This weekend’s lineup: Dave Gossman with the Atwater High FFA will talk about how the recent cuts to ag education hurt students;  Weaver Union School District Superintendent John Curry will talk about the upcoming performance of “Aladdin Jr.”; Amanda Carvajal from the Merced County Farm Bureau talks about Eastside irrigation water standards and the Bureau’s upcoming Annual Meeting; Denise Rice of Denise’s School of Dance speaks about the Dance Kaleidoscope program; Gary Davis and Mel Brooks from the Merced Running Club focus on the 38th Annual Hornitos-Indian Gulch Run; Maria Mendoza from the City of Merced Economic Development Department addresses the recent Downtown Survey results and talks about some new businesses in town and David Noble, assistant director recreation at UC Merced, talks about recreation and sports at the campus.


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

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


Go to<> for past broadcasts of Community Conversations.