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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10:24am

Wed January 30, 2013
Local

Stephen F. Austin State University grant to serve science educators

Dr. Theresa Coble, an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, is one of the principal investigators on a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Stephen F. Austin State University has received a three-year grant to develop online courses that will better equip museum workers to take on controversial and complex science topics through their exhibits and conversations with patrons. The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services totals $247,000.

Theresa Coble, an associate professor in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, said the five, graduate-level courses will help informal science educators broach complex and sometimes politically-charged subjects – like climate change.

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8:54am

Tue January 29, 2013
Local

Kisatchie to open over 600,000 acres for youth turkey hunt

Credit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Kisatchie National Forest will open up its entire 600,000-plus acres for a one-day youth turkey hunt on March 16. There are 115 slots available for the hunt. Friday is the application deadline to enter a lottery-style selection process. Wildlife biologist Jonny Fryar of the Calcasieu Ranger District said this will be the first time that all of Kisatchie will be open for a youth hunt. He said the event comes a week before the wild turkey season opener, and gives children ages 8-17 a better chance to call in a turkey.

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10:59am

Mon January 28, 2013
Business

Entrepreneurial spirit on display at Bossier City bridal fair

Shane Morgan (right) owns Silver Palate Cakery in Bossier City. He is the sole proprieter, but has help from his partner Michael Walraven (left).
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Hundreds of soon-to-be brides flocked to a weekend bridal fair at the Bossier Civic Center. They mingled with more than 100 wedding vendors. Many of those vendors are entrepreneurs, including the editor of Bossier City-based Weddings With Style Magazine. Lana Rosalee has organized the bridal fair for 12 years.

“It’s just good for everyone all around," Rosalee said. "The brides meet the vendors, the vendors meet the brides, and everyone’s happy.”

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8:39am

Fri January 25, 2013
Local

Wiley College and Harvard University debate guns

Wiley College senior Ailey Pope will debate Harvard University on the topic of guns in school.
Credit Wiley College

Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, will debate Harvard University on Friday, Jan. 25, in an exhibition match on Wiley’s campus. The debate is a nod to the 2007 Denzel Washington film “The Great Debaters” that depicted the success of Wiley’s debate team in 1935. In the film, Wiley takes down Harvard.

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8:56am

Thu January 24, 2013
Local

Chimp Haven prepares for influx of retirees to sanctuary

Credit Chimp Haven

The first wave of newly-retired federal research chimpanzees are arriving at the national sanctuary near Shreveport. Seven chimps arrive today. Chimp Haven will eventually take in all 111 chimps from the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. It no longer has a government contract for chimp research. Chimp Haven vice president Jennifer Whitaker said the chimps will stay in a quarantine area for at least two weeks as they make the transition into their retirement home.

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