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
9:48 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet unveils tutu campaign

Ed Horton (left) and Alex "Ticket" Sanders of the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks unveil the first in a series of photos titled "How do you tutu?" The photo is of Moonbot Studios co-founder Brandon Oldenburg by photographer Neil Johnson.

The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet is marking its 40-year history with a commissioned series of photos that asks -- how do you tutu? The campaign features popular men of Shreveport sporting tutus in creative ways.

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Red River Radio
12:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations

LSU Health Shreveport audiologist Jessica Bever aims to collect hearing aids to loan to terminally ill cancer patients.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is starting a loaner hearing aid program for terminally ill cancer patients. All donated hearing aids will be loaned out to the patients who need them during the remaining months of their life. LSU Health Shreveport clinical audiologist Jessica Bever has fielded requests for spare hearing aids from physicians.

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Red River Radio
9:32 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Northwestern State receives grant to research cattleman popularized in 'Lonesome Dove'

Northwestern State associate professor of history John Price prepares Charles Goodnight papers in his office as part of a project with the University of Oklahoma Press.

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 10:44 am

A Northwestern State University professor has received a $50,000 grant to publish a three-volume set of the Charles Goodnight papers. Goodnight was one of the most prosperous and prominent cattlemen in the American West. The novel “Lonesome Dove” is a fictionalized account of a Goodnight cattle drive. Northwestern State associate professor of history John Price is sifting through thousands of Goodnight artifacts.

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NPR Story
9:56 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Shreveport exhibit cultivates wisdom of age, documents stories of elders

Margaret Myles is one of 24 people featured in a new exhibit of northwest Louisiana elders. The subjects were photographed by Brian Lewis and the project was conceived by Dr. Bennett Sewell.

Retired Shreveport pathologist Bennett Sewell will unveil his exhibition Sunday that is a departure from his found-object dog sculptures. The display of life lessons in northwest Louisiana features the photos and stories of 24 people who are older than 75. They've shared their personal stories and wisdom.

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Red River Radio
9:19 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Amtrak set to finish study on service between DFW and Shreveport/Bossier

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to wrap up a feasibility study at the end of the month that explores higher-speed train service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shreveport/Bossier.

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Red River Radio
9:23 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Southern University at Shreveport's EPA program is pipeline to jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's job training program got underway Monday at the Shreveport Fire and Police Academy. The program includes 125 hours of instruction.

More than a dozen people in Shreveport have started a job training program this week made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It could lead to a full-time job next month. Southern University at Shreveport is administering the grant that provides environmental health and safety training certifications.

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NPR Story
7:40 am
Tue November 12, 2013

History Matters: On the origin of the holiday honoring veterans

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 1:10 pm

Commentator Gary Joiner has a look back at the holiday honoring veterans on Nov. 11, and how it has changed over time.

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Red River Radio
8:45 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Shreveport Home Depot employees spearhead improvements at veterans home

Shreveport Home Depot employees build a bus shelter outside the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Living Program site.

Employees from Shreveport Home Depot stores completed a number of building projects for veterans. They've built a bus shelter adjacent to the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Housing Program facility. The employees used their day off Friday to to serve veterans. Jack Parker, a store manager, has worked for Home Depot 21 years.

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NPR Story
8:44 am
Fri November 8, 2013

'Object' painting show is debut for Shreveport digital artists

Shreveport artists Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker stand in front of one of the paintings in their show "Object" at artspace.

Two Shreveport digital artists open their first fine art show tonight at artspace in downtown Shreveport. The exhibit, “Object,” features mostly acrylic paintings by Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker. By day, the two are co-workers at Moonbot Studios. But outside of work, they’re finding an outlet on the canvas.

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NPR Story
7:42 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Gary Borders: DIY car repair is not for the faint of heart

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 1:11 pm

Lucky for us, commentator Gary Borders does not work at the Jiffy Lube around the corner. He recounts his recent epic visit to the auto parts store, a do-it-yourself purgatory for car repair amateurs.


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