Local News From Red River Radio

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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.

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LA. SPORTS BETTING -   This year Louisiana  lawmakers  approved  a bill  that  allows  riverboat casinos to move on land.  But  Lawmakers  didn’t support a bill that would’ve allowed sports betting while other states including neighboring Mississippi, approved legal wagering on sports which analysts say is at least a 6 billion dollar industry.

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TEXAS SOCIAL STUDIES -  The Texas State Board of Education has heard feedback this week on the way social studies is taught in Texas public schools.   Both conservative and liberal groups have raised concerns over the curriculum standards, which were last updated in 2010.

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PRE-EXISTING COVERAGE IN JEOPARDY? Yesterday, Gov. John Bel Edwards  slammed  Louisiana's attorney general Jeff Landry  for joining a lawsuit aimed at throwing out the federal healthcare overhaul, including protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Edwards, a Democrat  said the lawsuit threatens health coverage for 849,000 people in Louisiana who are estimated to have pre-existing health conditions.