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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12:11pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Arts

Natchitoches artist praised for wood creations

Artist Michael Yankowski's "Popcorn Bag Box" is made of carved mahogany and painted basswood.

Two wood sculptures by Northwestern State University art professor Michael Yankowski have received honorable mention in the Design in Wood Exhibition under way in Del Mar, Calif. His sculpture, "Spiritus," will be included in Art Melt, set for July 14 in Baton Rouge.

12:03pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Local

Scientific balloons regularly launch from Palestine, Texas

The Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES) program releases a scientific balloon at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas.

Palestine, Texas, is home to NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Universities across Louisiana collaborate on scientific balloon experiments and launch their payloads at Palestine. LSU physics professor Greg Guzik is currently waiting for optimal weather conditions in Palestine to further his own research in high energy astrophysics.

11:34am

Wed June 20, 2012
Business

Maginnis: La. economy stable if lawmakers 'do no harm'

Louisiana political commentator and journalist John Maginnis addressed Shreveport area business leaders about the economic health of the Bayou State. He spoke at an economic outlook conference put on by LSU Shreveport's Center for Business and Economic Research. He said Louisiana is faring OK amid a still sluggish U.S. economy.

11:23am

Wed June 20, 2012
Science

Arkansas benefits from USDA watershed funds

Bayou Meto Water Management District

The U.S. Agriculture Department has allocated $4.3 million for nine watershed projects in Arkansas. The goal is to improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White says the program will dramatically improve the quality of water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.

8:33am

Tue June 19, 2012
Local

La. politicians and musicians converge in Shreveport for birthday bash

The All-Star Bicentennial Birthday Bash is set for Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport. The evening includes a screening of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting film "Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood," at 7 p.m. The Louisiana Hayride Jam begins at 8 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public.

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