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Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in January 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathers news and perspectives from around the Ark-La-Tex for weekday newscasts that air at 6:06, 6:38, 7:06 and 8:06 a.m.

Previously, she served as director of marketing and public relations for Louisiana Tech University. She also held a similar post at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering education marketing, she was communications coordinator for global hair salon firm Regis Corp. in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter for KEDM Public Radio in Monroe, La., and Red River Radio. She was named Reporter of the Year by the Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. She was a Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize finalist for a series on drug addiction.

Kate has also been an assignment desk editor for the Fox affiliate in Minneapolis. Through a fellowship with the International Radio and Television Society, she worked as a feed producer for CBS "Newspath" in New York.

Kate holds a master of journalism degree from Temple University and a B.A. in English and political science from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Shreveport with her husband, Alex, and their children, Bronwyn, Oliver, Hugo and Alistair. In her spare time, Kate enjoys leading twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.

 

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9:40am

Tue May 5, 2015
Business

I-69 subject of public meetings in Bossier City, Homer and Stonewall

Credit Indiana Public Media

A series of public meetings get underway Wednesday to bring residents of northwest Louisiana up to speed on the status of the interstate 69 project.

The more than 2,600-mile interstate will cut through eight states from Port Huron, Michigan, to Laredo, Texas, gateways to Canada and Mexico. I-69 will clip the corner of Louisiana accounting for 90 miles, according Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker. He is president of I-69 Mid-continent Highway Coalition Inc. and has worked to advance I-69 for more than 20 years.

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9:20am

Tue May 5, 2015

9:13am

Mon May 4, 2015
Arts

Spring Street Museum set to reopen with new displays telling Shreveport's history

Spring Street Museum director Marty Loschen helps assemble new installations in a museum that tells Shreveport's history.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Carpentry work is wrapping up on the Spring Street Museum’s new installations and handcrafted display cases that will showcase items that tell the history of Shreveport’s early days. A grand reopening is set for Tuesday.

A $200,000 renovation began last fall, according to Charlotte Walter of the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

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9:07am

Mon May 4, 2015

9:40am

Fri May 1, 2015
Business

Shreveporter who studies Chinese cities for work fits in sightseeing along the journey

On Warner Brown’s recent trip to the territory of Yinchuan he met China’s Hui ethnic minority who were happy to sell him boxed dumplings in a variety of flavors.
Credit Warner Brown

A Shreveport native who has been living in China for the past several years works in commercial real estate and blogs about the people and places he encounters.

Warner Brown, 31, a graduate or Caddo Magnet High, lives in a city with 24 million people -- more than five times the population of Louisiana.

“My dwelling in Shanghai isn’t nearly as big as my house in Shreveport. That said, the houses in Shanghai are not shoeboxes the way you’d expect to find in Hong Kong,” Brown said.

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