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Upcoming Changes to NPR's Morning Edition

Across the country, NPR is implementing changes to its program clock, the template used to sync NPR's programming with local stations. This will determine what you hear and when you hear it, so it may take some getting used to. On Monday, August 13, you'll begin to notice the changes during Morning Edition . By eliminating one newcast each hour, you'll have the opportunity to hear even more in-depth segments. This change will offer the best mix of each day's interviews and stories, while...

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The Living Well Foundation is seeking applications for the annual grant cycle. Non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and state colleges or universities in the 8-parish service area can apply online for an opportunity to receive grant money.

Dan Nash / Desiard St. Shelter

The Desiard St. Shelter, founded over twenty years ago, serves the less fortunate in the Monroe area by providing food, shelter, life skills, and love.

After serving the community for many years, local churches took over the shelter in 2015. Through this process, the shelter was able to move from being a 3 1/2 hour to a 24/7 shelter. The shelter can now provide three meals a day, laundry facilities, and showers. Desiard St. Shelter also provides full case management, life-coaching, and life-building skills.

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NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say two separate boaters have died in Louisiana.

 News outlets report the bodies of 58-year-old Leonard Norbert and 66-year-old Milton B. Gomez were both recovered Saturday.

 Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Wendell Raborn says Norbert and his boat were found in the Atchafalaya Basin. A search for the New Iberia man had begun when he didn't check in during a fishing tournament he was participating in. 

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University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Department is hosting "The Pursuit" Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Bayou Pointe Event Center. The event is a kick-off for the academic and athletic school year at ULM, featuring an address by President Nick Bruno and special guests Tim Brando and Alton Clay.

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand Senior programs to provide over 200 more low income senior citizens with a monthly box of food. The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win!

Across the country, NPR is implementing changes to its program clock, the template used to sync NPR's programming with local stations.  This will determine what you hear and when you hear it, so it may take some getting used to. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Remembering John Coltrane and Thelonious MonkBy Nick Spitzer

GG Shinn

KEDM will air a tribute to the music of GG Shinn Sunday Night at 7 p.m.

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Question: I’ve worked for the same company for most of my career. Now they are offering me a retirement pension check or a lump sum of money instead. Which is usually better?

 

Sometimes individuals approach me and ask my opinion about a retirement option being offered to them by their employer.

Having worked for the same folks for many, many years and expecting a retirement pension check once they reach retirement, now they are being offered a choice between taking the monthly pension check guaranteed for life, or a lump sum of money.

OPSO Searching for Burglary Suspect

Aug 7, 2018
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a business burglary on Austin Street in Monroe reported on August 6, 2018.  A large amount of tools and computer equipment was taken in the burglary.

 

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Despite Low Numbers, Female Lawmakers Are Impacting Louisiana's Legislature

Across the country, more and more women are running for elected office - at the local, state and national level. But in the south, women’s representation lags behind the rest of the country.

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