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1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention looks at those issues with a panel of local experts. The live radio discussion was recorded Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe.  

Panelists include Daryl Johns from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Melanie Clark from the Wellspring Alliance, and Valerie Bowman of the Family Justice Center. 

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Get your tickets now for the most exclusive party in town hosted by KEDM!

The Director’s Gala is Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the University of Louisiana Monroe, just before the Saturday performance of Bye Bye Birdie. Call 318-342-5556 for tickets or click here.

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KEDM features many special programs this holiday season. Join us on our 2017 holiday journey.

December 17

7 p.m. Jazz Piano Christmas

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KEDM Staff and volunteers from the Miss Louisiana Organization delivered 1,700 books to students in thirteen area schools as part of the "Give the Joy of Learning" year-end fundraising campaign.

The campaign was designed to send new books home to each 1st and 2nd grader in the United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Read. Learn. Succeed. schools to encourage literacy in the home.

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Give the Joy of Learning with 90.3 KEDM Public Radio this holiday season!! Your gift to KEDM puts a book in the hands of a child in northeast Louisiana. 

KEDM partnering with the United Way of Northeast Louisiana and the Read, Learn, Succeed program to give books to students in 13 schools in our community.

Virendra Chhikara,Center Director of The Louisiana Small Business Development Center(LSBDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, says the dream of owning a profitable business is possible even with competition from major online retailers.  

Chhikara says local businesses have advantages of relationships with  loyal lifelong customers that value personal service.

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Sometimes it cost slightly more to buy something locally than it does to order it through the internet. "There are other factors that should influence your purchasing decisions," says Courtney Hornsby, President of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce. She say often paying just a little more helps keep local employees working and supports area families and businesses.  

Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World will discuss how the "Shop Local" movement is gaining ground in the era of large internet retailers. 

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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.

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

POSTPONED: KEDM Fall Beer Tasting

Oct 7, 2017

Update 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 16:

Due to regulatory issues, the Friends of KEDM Fall Beer Tasting has been postponed. Listen to 90.3 KEDM and watch for updates on rescheduling for Spring 2018.

Celebrate life at the Friends of KEDM Fall Beer Tasting Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.!

Taste some beers, have some laughs, and meet some new friends! This community gathering and fundraiser benefits KEDM Public Radio.