Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews literary icon Kim McMillon on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2013. Kim McMillon also interviews Melissa Kelly-Ortega about her Arts in the Valley monthly program, Eyes on the Community. Melissa lets the public know what’s happening in Merced and surrounding communities. Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will also be interviewed about their upcoming programs.
To listen to the interview with Nikki Giovanni, click onto the link:
Melissa Kelly-Ortega is the Communication Specialist for Building Healthy Communities.
To listen to Melissa’s interview, click onto the link:
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more.
The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians.
For more information, please visit http://www.calendow.org/healthycommunities
Araceli, Reanna, and Alan from Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will speak about their upcoming programs.
To listen to Hip Hop Movement’s interview, click onto this link:
Hip Hop Movement’s mission is to preserve traditional hip hop culture and promote awareness of the art within the campus and community of Merced.
They are a student-led organization of expressionist representing the four elements of hip hop:
Graffiti, DJ, MC, and Dance.
To learn more about HHM, visit
You can also visit their Facebook page at: