James Barnette

Production Assistant

James Barnette is a student at the University of Louisiana Monroe majoring in History.

James was born in Monroe but moved to Shreveport in 2000. While there, he learned a fondness of history and culture due to the rich culture Louisiana provides. He graduated from Southwood High School in 2015. He spent the spent his first semester of college in the spring of 2016 at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, but transferred to ULM in the fall of 2016.

Along with video games, he enjoys traveling and learning new ideas from regions he’s never experienced. One day, he wants to travel to Nepal, India, and Egypt.

James works in production at KEDM, crafting listener stories and short-form programming.

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Welcome to age 70. Believe me, you don’t look a day over 69.

If you’re not quite to age 70, don’t worry…its coming sooner than you think!

What happens at age 70…or 70 ½ to be precise?

That’s the age Uncle Sam says you must begin taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year out of your IRA. And if you don’t do it, you’ll owe a 50% penalty on every dime you fail to withdraw on time, plus the taxes due. I’m not kidding – they are serious about this stuff!