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, Alexandyr, and their two children, Bronwyn and Oliver. In her spare time, Kate enjoys teaching twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.

 

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9:25am

Tue March 12, 2013
Local

South Arkansas historian presents lecture on prohibition

Southern Arkansas University history professor Ben Johnson will present the lecture "Making Arkansas Dry: The War Against Drink in Arkansas" on March 12 at the South Arkansas Community College Lecture Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Eighty years after the repeal of prohibition, author and historian Ben Johnson will present a program on Arkansas’ history of regulating alcohol manufacturing, sales and consumption. Johnson is a history professor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, and author of “John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas.” Johnson said the tug-of-war over alcohol in dry counties still prevails.

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9:06am

Mon March 11, 2013
Local

Shreveport medical students treat 1,300 Kenyans

A group of medical school students from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport recently returned from Africa where they provided medical treatment to 1,300 people living in a remote area of Kenya. The students work through a nonprofit they formed several years ago and partner with other global mission organizations. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine, the students hold fundraisers throughout the year and purchase medicine to take with them during the month-long health mission.

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2:13pm

Fri March 8, 2013
Local

LSU Health Shreveport physician calls for a heavy dose of H.I.V. education

Dr. Lisa Hodges, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at LSU Health Shreveport, says an aggressive effort to teach teenagers about the dangers of H.I.V. could go a long way to curb the infection rate in Louisiana.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A pediatric infectious disease specialist at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport says the treatment protocol for H.I.V. infected newborns will remain the same for now. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, there's still a lot to unravel in light of recent news that a baby in Mississippi was said to be cured of H.I.V. with an aggressive load of antiretroviral drugs administered hours after birth.

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8:45am

Thu March 7, 2013
Business

Shreveport workshop takes up child care center licensing matters

A display outside the NSU Child and Family Network office in Shreveport highlights the mission of the agency.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

How to open a licensed child care center is the subject of a workshop on Thursday, March 7, in Shreveport. Northwestern State University’s Child and Family Network organizes the event. The network’s resources and referral specialist Margaret Goodwin said attending this workshop should be the first step for anyone who proposes to open a child care facility.

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8:31am

Wed March 6, 2013
Local

Agency works to get more college-bound Louisianans to apply for federal aid

Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio, said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1, and now is the right time to complete the form.

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