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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8:53am

Wed January 29, 2014
Local

Lufkin woman expands birthday cake charity for underprivileged children

Credit Cake Angels Foundation

A Lufkin woman is baking cakes – hundreds of them every year – to help disadvantaged children have a memorable birthday. Debbie Coleman started her nonprofit Cake Angels Foundation in 2010, and has since baked more than 1,300 cakes for children whose families can’t afford to buy them one. 

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9:29am

Tue January 28, 2014
Local

Fort Polk plots a vision for sustainable development

The rendering of the Fort Polk Warrior Plaza Area Development plan promotes sustainable design principles.
Credit The Urban Collaborative

Fort Polk is creating a quality-of-life blueprint that will guide the Vernon Parish Army base on future developments and priorities.

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9:48am

Mon January 27, 2014
Science

Centenary College to host discussions on public school science education

Centenary College chemistry major Brittany Rapp and philosophy department chairman Chris Ciocchetti have planned a community-wide conversation about science and religion education in public schools.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Centenary College’s annual symposium called "Forum" gets underway this week with a focus on science and religion in public schools. Three events are planned to spark a community conversation. 

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10:23am

Fri January 24, 2014
Local

Nacogdoches to be featured in 'One Square Mile' PBS series

Credit One Square Mile: Texas

Saturday's episode of the PBS series “One Square Mile: Texas” will zoom in on Nacogdoches, featuring the people and lifestyles rooted in one square mile. The nine-part series is airing on KERA, and on all public broadcasting outlets in Texas. 

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10:23am

Thu January 23, 2014
Local

Wiley College hosts world-class debaters from Australia

Wiley College debate team members Benjamin Turner and Nathan Leal will participate in an exhibition debate against Monash University.
Credit Wiley College

Wiley College’s storied debate team is hosting a two-on-two exhibition match Friday against three-time world champions Monash University from Melbourne, Australia. It’s the first time that Wiley has debated an international team. The students will take up the issue of economic inequality and how it can be remedied, according to Christopher Medina, Wiley’s director of forensics.

“Having the Australians with a completely different perspective on economic equality as well as poverty and hunger is going to be an amazing conversation," Medina said.

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