Cory Crowe

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KEDM Public Radio began the 2017 “Give the Joy of Learning” campaign with a book drive at Lexington Elementary School.

Students, parents and the community can bring new or “like new” books to Lexington or the United Way by December 8. The books will be distributed in December to students in schools in the City of Monroe as well as Ouachita, Lincoln and Union parishes as part of the year-end “Give the Joy of Learning” fundraising campaign for KEDM.

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Accounting, CIS, healthcare, and manufacturing are the in-demand career sectors in north Louisiana according to workforce development experts.  KEDM's Policy and a Pint dug into the subject at an open public forum on workforce issues.

Panelists and audience members agreet that the future of our workforce is children. Panelists fielded many questions about STEM education and the educational foundation being laid by our area educators. 

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens celebrates Coca-Cola Week September 6-10. The festivities celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic hourglass Coca-Cola bottle. 

          Tuesday September 6th - 7:00 p.m.

          Coke Trails Talk - Larry Jorgenson

Jorgenson will be discussing his upcoming book about various Coke museums and public collections of the iconic brand in the Education Building located behind the Coke Museum. This program is free and open to the public.