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This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The University of Louisiana Monroe will host two events that will look at the situation leading up to the attack and how it shaped policy over the next twenty years.  

'Twenty Years Later September 11' will feature two speakers and two sessions. Dr. Yusaku Yajima will present 'Beyond the Rhetoric of Fear: Othering, Belonging, and Empowerment' on September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 3-D of the ULM Library. 

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce exists to improve the overall business environment. New President and CEO Roy Heatherly talks with Cory Crowe on Lagniappe.

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In his newest book Dr. John Sutherlin takes a look at Louisiana's dirty past. Sutherlin calls a revolutionary process to treat toxic waste in a Louisiana town faux recycling. Sutherlin visits with Cory Crowe on Lagniappe.

Louisiana's Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser believes tourism is ready to bounce back this summer. He says the state is opening back up and there are lots of ways to visit Louisiana.

Twelve candidates are running in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special primary election on March 20, 2021. The special election will fill the vacancy left by Luke Letlow (R), who died on December 29, 2020, from complications related to COVID-19.

5th District Congressional coverage is made possible by the generous support of Creed & Creed Law Offices.

Lagniappe: WM Mayor On Getting Back To Business

Jun 2, 2020
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West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell says her city is ready to get back to work.  She joined KEDM News Director Cory Crowe to explain how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the City of West Monroe. 

ULM Vision 2031

Jan 18, 2019

The economic driver of many small communities is too often its university. A group of local businessmen came up with a progressive idea over coffee. The proposal is to build a better economic base for Ouachita Parish in hopes to better the quality of life, provide strong occupational assets, offer superb healthcare, and an educated work force.

ULM President, Dr. Nick Joseph Bruno, explains how the University of Louisiana at Monroe could help establish Ouachita Parish as a premiere cultural and research community.

Day On, Not A Day Off

Jan 18, 2019
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For Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service donate items or simply your time. Local facilities need items like: Clorox, Fabuloso, sack lunch foods, fruit cups, plates, and more.

ULM Offers Fun/CE Classes For Spring 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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College classes don't have to be about college credit. Sometimes they can be fun or used to advance your knowledge. Ida Wilson, ULM Coordinator of Non-Credit Classes has both to offer this Spring. 

In February, Swing Dancing will be offered as well as Basic Digital Photography and Photo Editing, and Private Investigator Training.

If you're artistic, March has just what you need: Floral Design and Watercolor Painting.

The Cooley House Foundation is hosting a tour of Mid-Century homes of all varieties in Monroe on October 27th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. On the 26th, at the Parish Restaurant, there will be a brief meet and greet with Mil Bodron, an award-winning interior designer. 

The tour consists of four homes all built from the 1930's-1970's in the area. There will be specific emphasis on the Prarie Style with clean lawns, open floor plans and natural elements tied into the structure. This style was popularized by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright after World War 2.