Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles.   He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: La. House of Representatives

WOMEN IN POLITICS -  More women are running for political office in the United States than ever before.  But–according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures, Women make up about 15% of Louisiana’s State Legislature. That’s the third lowest percentage in the country. And when it comes to promoting policies that affect children and families… women legislators are more likely to champion those causes than their male counterparts.

Courtesy: Bill Davis / BPSO

SCHOOL SAFETY-  This week tens of thousands of students in the Red River Radio listening area begin a new school year. And while many kids, parents and teachers are focusing on bus schedules, school supplies and the like. But for school resource officers their primary concern is school safety.