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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10:23am

Tue February 25, 2014

9:16am

Mon February 24, 2014
Science

Red River National Wildlife Refuge to showcase its nightlife sounds

Red River National Wildlife Refuge ranger Terri Jacobson will present a program about night sounds on the refuge.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Friends of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge will host a public event Monday that will explore the night sounds on the refuge in Bossier City. Owls, frogs, and crickets are just part of the nighttime chorus, according to refuge ranger Terri Jacobson. In the spring, Jacobson said, the wildlife sounds intensify.

“The animals are waking up and starting to call and sing and make noise as they’re gathering courtship, pairing up, getting together to create families for the spring," Jacobson said.

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9:48am

Fri February 7, 2014
Local

TransCanada's philanthropy touches a range of East Texas organizations

Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada will begin accepting grant applications later this month in the second year of its charitable fund earmarked for East Texas organizations. 

TransCanada’s $125,000 fund is donor-advised and administered through the East Texas Communities Foundation in Tyler. Foundation program officer Mary Lynn Smith said organizations in 18 East Texas counties are eligible for the grants.

“It’s all the counties that are touched by the pipeline, where the pipeline traverses their county,” Smith said.

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9:17am

Thu February 6, 2014
Local

Timber Framers Guild set to build pavilion in Nacogdoches

This rendering of a park pavilion on Lake Naconiche will be built by the Timber Framers Guild during a nine-day workshop in March.
Credit Timber Framers Guild

The Timber Framers Guild, based in Becket, Massachusetts, will build a park pavilion in Nacogdoches in March as part of an intensive workshop led by four master craftsmen. The Guild represents this age-old construction technique of building structures with joined timbers. Unlike modern carpentry, it does not rely on high-tech power tools to get the job done.

Nacogdoches timber framer Tim Chauvin said this hands-on workshop will attract students and apprentices from all over the country. For some, it’ll be a world away from their day job.

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10:54am

Wed February 5, 2014
Local

Louisiana higher ed leaders eager to roll out workforce plan

University of Louisiana System president Sandra Woodley is promoting a plan to address workforce challenges in Louisiana.
Credit UL System

When the Louisiana Legislature convenes next month it will consider whether to fund a $40 million plan to create a pot of money that the state’s colleges and universities can compete over. Penned by higher education system leaders, the so-called WISE (Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy) plan is meant to help remedy niche labor shortages in the state.

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