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: Texas Shrimp Association.

TEXAS SHRIMP SEASON:  And if you like to eat shrimp…this story may interest you.   It’s two weeks in the Shrimp Season  and  Texas shrimpers are dealing with another worker shortage.   Last year about 20% of the Texas Shrimp fleet stayed in Port from a lack of workers.   Andrea Hance is Executive Director of the Texas Shrimp Association based in Brownsville.  She told The Texas Standard  that  about 8 to 10 percent of the state’s shrimp boats are still tied up at docks.  

Courtesy: Farm Bureau

LOUISIANA SOYBEANS - Last month  China  introduced a tariff on American soybeans, making them 25% more expensive for Chinese buyers so they stopped  importing them.  The  tariff  was in retaliation to tariffs on Chinese goods ordered by President Trump.