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: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA COVID-19 -  The latest Covid-19 update from the  Louisiana  Department of Health reports  2,679 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 47 more confirmed deaths, bringing Louisiana’s  Covid related death total closer to 8,000 .   The number of hospitalizations  decreased by 58, and the number of patients in need of ventilators decreased by 10.  There are also 45,345 total "probable" coronavirus cases in Louisiana.

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LSUS CANNABIS COURSE- The legal cannabis industry is considered one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.  Medical-marijuana has become legal in many states and there is growing support for legalizing recreational use as more states are considering proposals to allow legal cannabis sales for regular consumption just like alcoholic beverages.  But there are many other uses for cannabis other than medicinal or recreational consumption.  There’s cannabis hemp fiber which can be used in everything from rope and textile manufacturing,  clothing,  shoes, food, p

Courtesy: Gov. Hutchinson-Twitterfeed

ARK EXPANDS COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM - Arkansas has  expanded  its  distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and people aged 70 or older.  Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is 70, got his first dose of the vaccine Monday afternoon.  It has been reported that Arkansas has delivered almost  half of it’s allocation of Covid-19 vaccines.  On Sunday,  the Republican Governor Arkansas told Fox News Chris Wallace that more needs to be done to reach incoming President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to vaccinate more people in the next 100 days.

Courtesy: CSPAN

 HOW THEY VOTED–  President  Donald Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives  over the violent siege of the Capitol last week. He is the only president to be twice impeached. Trump faced a single charge “incitement of insurrection”  The vote was 232 for impeachment, 197 against .  10 Republicans joined Democrats and voted for impeachment.    Louisiana  has  six  Representatives in the U.S.