Kate Archer Kent

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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Red River Radio
10:55 am
Wed February 5, 2014

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.

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.

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10:05 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Southern Arkansas University aims to ramp up in engineering

Southern Arkansas University president David Rankin speaks with Sen. Bruce Maloch, D-Magnolia, at the district meeting of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Southern Arkansas University can move ahead in starting a new bachelor’s degree in general engineering in the fall semester. The school in Magnolia got the go-ahead for the degree Friday from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. SAU president David Rankin said there are already more than 20 students who plan to enroll, and local industry helped SAU make a strong case for the value of these graduates.

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10:09 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Shreveport nonprofit celebrates its 125-year history

The Center for Families CEO Laura Brucia Hamm stands in front of her building, which features a dedication stone from the Genevieve Orphanage.

A Shreveport nonprofit counseling agency is recognizing its 125 years in existence, and opening up its annual meeting to the public Tuesday. The Center for Families began as the Genevieve Orphanage in 1889. Today, it provides mental health services to more than 860 people a year, according to The Center for Families CEO Laura Brucia Hamm.

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11:16 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Shreveport waterworks subject of lecture in El Dorado

Shreveport Water Works circa 1911.

A Michigan Tech emeritus professor of history will give a presentation Monday about the early history of Shreveport Water Works and the city’s struggle to supply water prior to building a municipally-owned system.

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10:18 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Artist builds skateboarder-friendly sculpture in Shreveport Common

Skateboard legend Steve Olson stands next to a mock-up of his "skateable sculpture" to be unveiled Feb. 15 in Shreveport Common.

Skateboarding icon Steve Olson is in the midst of a six-week artist residency with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Los Angeles-based artist is crafting a "skateable sculpture" that will be installed in downtown’s Shreveport Common.

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8:59 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lufkin woman expands birthday cake charity for underprivileged children

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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Red River Radio
10:02 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Fort Polk plots a vision for sustainable development

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

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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9:55 am
Mon January 27, 2014

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.

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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10:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

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

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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10:38 am
Thu January 23, 2014

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.

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.

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