KDAQ Repairs:

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 position at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering educational marketing and communications, she was communications coordinator for Regis Corporation in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter and producer 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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9:54am

Thu December 4, 2014
Local

Shreveport churches to package thousands of meals for hunger relief in Africa

Numana's Lindsay Brown helps Shreveport-area organizations host meal packaging events for local and international hunger relief efforts.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Volunteers from three Shreveport churches will package more than 240,000 meals this week for African hunger relief programs in Rwanda and Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone.

The El Dorado, Kansas-based charity Numana Inc. is equipping the churches with the ingredients to package bags of a rice mixture that costs 30 cents per meal. Numana’s Lindsay Brown of Shreveport is helping organizations across our region put on these fundraisers and meal packaging events.

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9:48am

Thu December 4, 2014

9:58am

Wed December 3, 2014
Local

El Dorado toasts librarian for 40 years of promoting literacy in Union County

Librarian Nancy Arn treasures story time at Barton Library, on this day selecting Eric Carle's "A House for Hermit Crab" to engage her young audience.
Credit El Dorado News-Times

Public radio listeners love their librarians. Therefore, this story hits a nerve. The librarian of Barton Library in El Dorado for the past 40 years, Nancy Arn, is retiring.

While Arn was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, she worked in the aeronautical library. There, she realized she wanted to get her master’s degree in library science. It was the dawn of computers.

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9:49am

Wed December 3, 2014

11:26am

Tue December 2, 2014

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