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Alexandyr Kent

Having joined The Times during November 2004, Alexandyr Kent has worked as a public service journalist, movie industry reporter, performing arts critic, features writer and Preview editor.

In July 2008, he led coverage for the All Pedal, No Gas series on bicycle commuting, which earned a first place prize in the Lifestyles category of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual contest.

Kent produces stories in many formats, including print, video and audio. He authors the Louisiana Movies blog. He also serves as field producer for Civil Rights: Then and Now. The ongoing multimedia series showcases interviews with Shreveport’s Civil Rights leaders.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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