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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


07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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!


08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

Recent Topics


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

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