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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8:38am

Fri August 24, 2012
Local

New Texas state historian hails from Carthage

Panola College

Retired Panola College history instructor Bill O'Neal will serve a two-year term. He was sworn in this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. O'Neal will crisscross the state attending historical meetings and speaking to groups as the state historian. He calls it a "dream job."

11:15am

Thu August 23, 2012
Local

LaSalle Parish teams up on grant to fight obesity

LaSalle Parish is about to launch its largest collaborative grant program ever. The goal of Live Lively LaSalle is to help residents confront obesity and shed pounds. The matching grant, $2 million in all, will pay for different approaches to improving people's health over the next several years of the grant period.

10:47am

Wed August 22, 2012
Science

Professor probes mental health stigma among nurses

Stephen Hernandez is researching the extent of stereotypes that exist among nurses in the military toward mental health services after serving in a war zone.

Northwestern State University assistant professor of nursing, Stephen Hernandez, aims to expand his research into active duty nurses who feel a stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Hernandez's findings reveal that nurses have a similar level of stigma found in soldiers returning from war when it comes to getting mental help.

9:13am

Tue August 21, 2012
Arts

Shreveport artist turns junk into whimsical birdhouses

Brian Carlisle holds one of his birdhouse creations at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport.

Shreveport designer Brian Carlisle looks forward to trash pick-up day and the unusual discarded treasures he might find along the side of the road. He retrofits found objects and turns them into birdhouses, bird feeders and furniture through his hobby/side business at gadgetsponge.com.

5:00pm

Sun August 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Establishing a life post-Katrina

Former New Orleans resident Duc Duong used to live in an apartment overlooking the 17th Street Canal. After Hurricane Katrina, he moved to Bossier City, about 350 miles away from New Orleans. He established a successful restaurant in Bossier City and said he doesn't intend to return to New Orleans.

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