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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. 

Neville Selected As Louisiana's Most Beautiful High School

Sep 15, 2017
Neville High School

Neville High in Monroe has been named the most beautiful public high school in Louisiana by Architectural Digest. Dana Jefferson, Executive Director of the school’s Alumni Association, says Neville has undergone many renovations to preserve the 86-year-old building.

Jefferson says Neville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and that’s something the students and staff are really proud of. She says they are glad they chose to renovate instead of tear down and build a new school.

Workforce Development is something The University of Louisiana Monroe is always working to accomplish.  Roslynn Pogue, Director of the ULM Office of Career Connections, says our area is growing and there are shortages of employees in many areas.  

"Accounting, nursing and other medical fields are in high demand," says Pogue.  She says many employers are looking to ULM to ask about potential graduates. ULM Career Connections helps student with skills to land these lucrative jobs. 

KEDM Roots Revival has announced the  lineup for our show.  The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday night August 10 at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom and features many of the areas most prominent musical acts. A $5 cover charge will benefit 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

Scheduled to perform are: Doug Duffey, Brian Sivils and Kirby Rambin, Kenny Bill Stinson, Blues Heals, Josh Madden, Amy Schmitt Madden, Toby Trayler , Jig The Alien, Joel Jordon Astro Motel, Twin City Roots,Hadacol Choir, Monty Russell, and General Patterson.

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Electrical work on a leaning power pole will force KEDM Public Radio to stop broadcasting for a few hours on Tuesday morning.  

Entergy crews will change out the utility transformers and pole that serves KEDM and other stations that broadcast from our transmission facility in Fairbanks, Louisiana. During this time KEDM will not broadcast an over the air FM signal. The electrical work will begin around 8 a.m. and should be finished by noon. 

During this time you can continue to listen to KEDM, KEDM HD1, and KEDM HD2 on our website at KEDM.org.

PHOTOS: Craft Festiv-ale Beer Tasting

Jul 21, 2017
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KEDM Public Radio would like to thank everyone that came out to the Craft Festiv-ale Beer Tasting at Tonore's Wine Cellar!

The craft beer tasting included 25 American Craft Beers not yet sold in the Monroe area. A few of the beer labels included Oskar Blues, Gnarley Barley Urban South Founders, and Brooklyn Brewing. A poll was even taken to see what were people favorite type of beer with Crispy & Clean coming out on top.

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Local beer fans rejoice. Summer's first craft beer tasting will bring 25 craft beers from outside our area for you to taste and discover. Join us for Craft Festiv-ALE on Thursday, July 20th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tonore's Wine Cellar. This special event benefits KEDM Public Radio in partnership with Tonore's.  

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KEDM2 Ideas  will be simulcasting programming from the main channel  for a few days during some infrastructure upgrades.   The all news and information channel will return as soon as possible. 

Thanks you for your patience during this transition. 

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90.3 KEDM Public Radio hosts Policy and a Pint: Ouachita Runs Dry-The Decline of a River System on Tuesday April 11 at 6 p.m. Topics to be discussed include river health, drinking water, economic impact, agricultural impact, industry and recreational use of the Ouachita River.

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KEDM will host Policy and a Pint on February 7 at Does Eat Place in Monroe.  The topic of our open public forum is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The event will look at ways to reduce waste going into our environment and landfill. 

Our panel will include Stuart Hodnet of Ouachita Green, Josh Tolleson of Goodwill Industries, and Alan Brockman of Sunquest Properties.  They will answer questions from the public about environmental issues and proposals and projects that will keep our area beautiful  and our landfill clean. 

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