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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NPR Story
10:07 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Shreveport dental clinic offers free procedures Saturday

Dr. Michael Wiesner is hosting a Dentistry From the Heart event in Shreveport on Jan. 11. More than 80,000 people have been served worldwide since the program began 12 years ago.

Shreveport-area residents in need of a dental treatment, but who can’t afford care, will have an opportunity to see a dentist Saturday free of charge. 

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Red River Radio
8:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

LSU AgCenter: Give fragile plants the kid gloves treatment in cold snap

The LSU AgCenter is offering many tips for keeping plants and trees alive during this cold snap. The AgCenter’s Shreveport-based horticulture agent Melea Martin said fragile plants should’ve been covered or moved during the last two nights of the hard freeze, but with care.

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Red River Radio
8:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Natchitoches touts its free wi-fi as a boost to Front Street businesses

The hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights in Natchitoches were turned off yesterday, but the free wi-fi stayed on. 

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Red River Radio
9:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Long-awaited construction begins on Sabine River bridge at Logansport, La.

The downtown streetscape of Logansport, La., will not be impacted by the Sabine River bridge project.

Originally published on Mon January 6, 2014 10:44 am

Construction begins today on a $20.4 million bridge replacement that connects Shelby County, Texas, with DeSoto Parish. The Sabine River Bridge links Logansport, La., with Joaquin, Texas. An effort to replace the 78-year-old bridge began with public meetings in the 1980s.

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Red River Radio
9:20 am
Fri January 3, 2014

LSU AgCenter ramps up statewide water research with Bossier City-based faculty

LSU AgCenter northwest region director Patrick Colyer shows off the Red River Research Station's "scrubbing pond."

The LSU AgCenter is hiring four new faculty members who will be statewide water experts based at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City.

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Red River Radio
9:44 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Haughton School of Music attracts budding musicians in Bossier Parish

It was a dream for Shana Houston to open a music lesson center in Bossier Parish, and families are flocking to it.

A new music instruction center in Haughton, La., has attracted more than 70 students for private lessons on instruments like piano, drums and guitar, and demand continues to swell, according to Shana Houston. She opened Haughton School of Music nearly five months ago, and she’s surprised how quickly it’s caught on.

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Red River Radio
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts

The Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport captures the dreams of people who step up to the art installation and contribute their beliefs.

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport.

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Red River Radio
8:56 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Pediatric day health care center set to open in Bossier City

Businesswoman Crystal Lauve will open a pediatric day care health center in Bossier City.

A day care for medically-fragile infants and children is set to open in Bossier City. Lauve’s Pediatric Day Health Care will be the first one in northwest Louisiana.

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Red River Radio
8:56 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Caddo Lake drawbridge turns 100, thanks to Mooringsport resident

In 1914, the Caddo Lake Drawbridge replaced a ferry that transported people across Caddo Lake at Mooringsport.

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 1:12 pm

The historic Caddo Lake drawbridge will turn 100 years old in 2014. The vertical lift bridge in Mooringsport, La., was built under the authority of the Caddo Parish Police Jury during the town’s oil boom era. Ahead of World War II, it was used in the Louisiana Maneuvers to mimic a bridge under siege.

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Red River Radio
9:18 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Louisiana Tech to discuss 'big data' with Ark-La-Tex firms

Louisiana Tech's Tim Bisping (left) and Jim Cochran are organizing a business analytics conference in Shreveport.

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:19 am

Louisiana Tech University is set to host its first conference on business analytics next month at its Shreveport Center.

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