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All lanes on a high-rise interstate bridge in New Orleans have been reopened ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following last week's tire fire that charred three girders, weakening the bridge's support structure. 

Retail Giants Open On Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2017
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The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season.  National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving.  It all started with one retail giant.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds holiday chefs to be conscious of food safety. Sarah Lichtman with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the first step is cleaning your hands and surfaces before and after touching raw meats. She says the next step is to separate.

About 128-thousand people are hospitalized each year as a result of foodborne illness. Lichtman says it’s also important to make sure you cook your turkey to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. She debunks the common myth that the before cooking your turkey it needs to be washed in the sink.

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AAA predicts nearly 51-million people will travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday, a three-percent increase from last year and it’s the highest number since 2005. AAA spokesman Don Redman says gas prices are about 35-cents higher than last year, but that’s not stopping the expected 45-million that will hit the highways..

Air fares are the lowest since 2013, which Redman says will mean about a five percent increase in air travel, but Redman warns air passengers may pay more after they land…

Expect Savings On Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 20, 2017
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You will see savings this year on Thanksgiving dinner.  An American Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey estimates it will cost $43.27 on average in Louisiana.  Farm Bureau Federation News Director Neil Melancon says a large inventory of turkeys are helping to drive prices down.

That is over three-dollars cheaper than 2016 for a 16-item meal including turkey and all the trimmings. Melancon says since turkey prices are very low right now, he recommends to shop around and compare.

Melancon says we are paying less for other items, some which are grown locally.

Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world.  

Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the kitchens of our mothers and wives.

Thank you for the odor of rich delta dirt on a warm, foggy winter morning.

Thank you for the smell of wood smoke, especially that tinted with lighter'd pine.

Thank you for the stew of odors distinct to our rivers and bayous: cypress needles, primal water, life and life-to be.

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Update: Congratulations to Jorenda Stone of West Monroe! Her name was drawn for the Thanksgiving Feast.

Cooking a great Thanksgiving dinner is a chore. Let KEDM help relieve the holiday stress and mess!

Entertaining is a large part of our mission at 90.3 KEDM. We're happy to provide you with educational opportunities, musical programming, and information on the arts and community events for your family's enjoyment.

We love the memories and traditions you've shared, and how KEDM continues to be a favorite pastime for your family.

Holiday Closures

Nov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures & Garbage Schedule

All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monroe Transit WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.  

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.

A Thanksgiving Feast For Your Ears

Nov 18, 2016
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Celebrate with KEDM this Thanksgiving season with special holiday programming starting November 23.

Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world.  Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the kitchens of our mothers and wives.  Thank you for the odor of rich delta dirt on a warm, foggy, winter morning.  Thank you for the smell of wood smoke; especially that tinted with lightered pine.