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

Fri January 11, 2013
Arts

SFA students fine-tune annual film project

Spring semester begins Monday at Stephen F. Austin State University, and at many other colleges in the region. Some students have spent their holiday break fine-tuning a film that will premiere in April. SFA music lecturer Herbert Midgley wrote the sci-fi film, “The Rise of the Robots.” He’s currently assisting students in the cinematography program on post-production. He says more than 100 students have had a hand in producing the feature-length film.

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8:52am

Thu January 10, 2013
Local

Caddo Council on Aging develops senior programs

The Caddo Council on Aging will use the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport to deliver a slate of free programs every Thursday and Friday.

The Caddo Council on Aging has launched a weekly slate of activities for seniors at the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport. The stately Shreveport home, built by Swiss crafters in 1920, was donated to the city for the sole purpose of benefiting senior citizens. Caddo Council on Aging executive director Mary Alice Rountree said the programs will cater to seniors, like musical acts, exercise demonstrations, and personalized instruction on using smartphones and other high-tech gadgets.

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9:35am

Wed January 9, 2013
Local

Nacogdoches church welcomes young activists

Protestors swarm the Houston offices of TransCanada Monday in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Credit Tar Sands Blockade

The grassroots coalition Tar Sands Blockade took its peaceful protest of the Keystone XL pipeline to Houston this week to occupy the lobby of a building where TransCanada has offices. Dozens of protesters have used civil disobedience tactics to try to slow down construction of the pipeline through East Texas. The activists, who come from all over the country, have also found their way into church pews in Nacogdoches.

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9:09am

Tue January 8, 2013
Local

LSU, Tulane study finds north La. prone to poor childhood outcomes

A new study by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center finds that areas of north Louisiana are especially prone to poor early childhood outcomes based on economic, health and education factors. Parishes were measured for 11 risk factors. The study culled parish data on births to teen mothers, the unemployment rate, income, and infant mortality, among other factors.

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9:13am

Mon January 7, 2013
Business

Drought conditions ease, but East Texas ranchers still wary

Credit East Texas Ranch

The drought situation in East Texas is steadily improving by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Several Northeast Texas counties were removed from drought status last week after recent rains.

Cattle rancher Mark Chamblee of Huntington, Texas, still can see the impact on his Brahman herd. He owns East Texas Ranch and had to sell off much of his cattle two years ago. Chamblee is slowing rebuilding his herd again. He has 25-head of cattle.

"We're still crossing our fingers for rain this summer, and not have what happened two years ago," Chamblee said.

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