Coverage of community events and issues.

Ralph Calhoun /

The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens Christmas Open House is Thursday, December 6- Saturday, December 8 from 5-8 p.m. The museum features a home full of Christmas lights, decorations, and Christmas trees.

The Christmas spirit is in full swing at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. "It's kind of extra beautiful for us," says Director Ralph Calhoun. The Monroe Garden Study League, as well as museum employees, decorated the Biedenharn home and outdoor gardens the last week of November in preparation for the open house.

Jean Kiddoo / Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission Incentive Auction Taskforce reminds TV viewers who receive broadcasting through an antenna to regularly rescan for new channels. Some local TV channels are repackaging over-the-air broadcast frequencies between now and July 2020.

Walter Allen / SYAA

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents "Christmas on Broadway 2" December 7, 8 9, 15, and 16. The show features favorite holiday tunes from musicals on Broadway.

"Christmas on Broadway 2" is the sixth annual Christmas-themed musical theatre cabaret at SYAA. The show this year takes the SYAA students to auditions for a big Broadway Christmas spectacular in New York, with a storyline parallel to A Chorus Line.

Nicholas Norris / LA Tech Concert Association

The Hot Club of San Francisco heats up the holidays with Cool Yule December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium at Louisiana Tech University. The gypsy jazz group performs some well-known and rare holiday tunes in their unique style, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France.

Cover the 318 raises money to put back in the community where the need is greatest. The organization currently focuses on solving the issue of chronic homelessness within Northeast Louisiana.

90.3 KEDM Public radio will dive into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at the next Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel will answer your questions on November 27 at 6 p.m at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  

5:30 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Meet and Greet

6 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Radio Forum

Jay Curtis / KEDM

Many homeless people can lose all hope. Captian Jerry Casey with the Salvation Army says the emphasis during the holidays is always enstilling the idea that things will always get better.  

Mark L. Windham / GO CARE

Saturday, December 1 marks the 30th World AIDS Day. GO CARE honors this date with a reception titled "A Time to Support and Remember" at 6 p.m. in West Monroe.

"We're in a time where everyone's excited about the holidays, and there are times of joy and reflection," says Mark L. Windham, CEO of GO CARE. "A very important time for those of us in the field of HIV is World AIDS Day." World AIDS Day was created in 1988 to support people living with HIV/AIDS and to remember people who have died from the infection.

Sarita Daniel / Monroe Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Saturday falls on November 24, 2018. Shopping small helps boost the local economy by putting money back into the community.

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

The holiday season: a time for friends, family, and food. For some people in the Northeast Louisiana region, that may only be a dream. Sarah Hoffman and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana work to ensure that both the mouths and hearts of hungry people in our region are fed.

Every year, KEDM offers you the chance to make a difference to the youth of our community by helping students in need.  

This holiday season, your tax-deductible year-end gift to KEDM will enrich your life with another year of great programming while helping children gain a brighter future.

This year, your gift will give the joy of learning