Taylor Costa

Production Assistant

Taylor earned an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business Technology in 2016 from Louisiana Delta Community College and then received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2018.

His radio career began at KXUL 91X, ULM’s student-operated radio station, as an on-air personality. He was soon promoted to music director and then operations manager and held both positions until he graduated. Taylor also wrote periodically for ULM’s student newspaper, The Hawkeye.

He has worked in the Ouachita Parish Public Library system for the last eight years and is a freelance reporter for a newspaper in Northeastern Louisiana. Taylor began doing production work for KEDM in the summer of 2019.

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A person should not have to worry about money once they are in retirement, according to Robert Eisenstadt, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

“You don’t want to worry about things financially,” said Eisenstadt. “The one thing you want to have most taken care of is your financial concerns.”

Eisenstadt explained that a person’s expenses will lower in retirement. A person will not be buying meals such as lunch or purchasing clothing while in the workforce, according to Eisenstadt.

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Vaping can cause similar health risks that users of other tobacco products experience. 

Rebecca Mixon, Manager of the St. Francis Tobacco Cessation Program, explained the importance of discussing vaping with children.

Vaping among teens is rising in popularity and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, according to market research group Euromonitor.

A vape is a battery operated device that heats a liquid nicotine filled cartridge that is inhaled and exhaled to give the sensation of smoking a cigarette.

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A person should not have to worry about money once they are in retirement, according to Robert Eisenstadt, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

“You don’t want to worry about things financially,” said Eisenstadt. “The one thing you want to have most taken care of is your financial concerns.”

Eisenstadt explained that a person’s expenses will lower in retirement. A person will not be buying meals such as lunch or purchasing clothing while in the workforce, according to Eisenstadt.

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Celebrate this holiday season with 90.3 KEDM Public Radio as we air NPR and APM holiday specials and count down to 2020. 

Thursday, Dec. 19

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A child who goes through trauma can experience multiple types of health problems, which can transfer into their adulthood.

Early Childhood Life Skills Coordinator Tammy Washington of the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana said that adverse childhood experiences can impact a child's life in the future. 

An adverse childhood experience, or ACE, is a study that explains how trauma and adversity faced in childhood can increase the physical, mental and behavioral problems that can appear later in life, according to Washington.  

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Older adults moving into long-term living facilities can expect health advantages but can face personal sacrifices during the move.

A time comes when a person needs to live in an assisted living facility due to health reasons.

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October is national bullying prevention month, which means it is time to address the issuse of bullying because of the negative impact it can have on a child.

KEDM’s Taylor Costa spoke with Tammy Washington, early childhood life skills coordinator at the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, about the issue and why it is crucial to have the talk about bullying with your children.

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On what to tell children about bullying

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Seniors in Monroe express concern about issues such as transportation, safety and hunger, according to Monroe City Councilman Michael Echols.

“Simple strategies can work to improve our community,” said Echols.

Crosswalks and sidewalks give seniors the ability to live, work and play safely in a small community, according to Echols.

“In District 1, I have several developments that have large populations of seniors that walk,” said Echols. “Crosswalks would give us a protected way for folks can get across the streets.”

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Suicide can affect anybody at any age, and communication is the key to help a struggling child. KEDM’s Taylor Costa spoke with Jan Daniels, the youth development coordinator at the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, about suicide and ways to reach out to struggling children.

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On what parents need to know about suicide

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The Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers help and support to businesses that provide services to senior citizens, according to Virendra Chhikara, director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC).

Chhakara said the LSBDC can provide business guidance to senior citizens who want to start a business.

“We can guide them through the process if they’re looking for financial options,” said Chhikara.

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