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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

11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

Special Presentation

Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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


Recent Topics

10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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

What difference has a decade made?

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?

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