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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.

  • Healthcare officials in Northwest Louisiana warn nursing shortages will increase wait times for care in hospitals
  • — Louisiana’s attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions, despite a judge’s order blocking the state from enforcing its ban on the procedure.— Military medical facilities will continue to perform some abortions in states that ban the procedure.— Federal funding to help hospitals hire more nurses to address staff shortages ends this Friday.
  • Experts say boating deaths due to drownings could be easily prevented.
  • — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower court’s ruling that Louisiana must add a new congressional district before the 2022 elections.— A Harris County judge has blocked Texas officials from enforcing a pre-Roe abortion ban.— Louisiana House Speaker Clay Shexnayder has indicated he will run for Lt. Governor in 2023.__ Recent drownings making the news reflect a disturbing trend: a big jump in boating deaths that experts say can be easily prevented.
  • Ancient Paddlefish Being Restocked At Caddo Lake In East Texas
  • — A New Orleans judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing enforcement of Louisiana’s Anti-Abortion trigger laws that were to go into effect after Friday’s U.S. Supreme court ruling overturning Roe v Wade.— A huge effort is underway to restock a prehistoric species of fish in East Texas at Caddo Lake.
  • — A large group of Louisiana GOP members gathered in Lafayette over the weekend for the state’s Republican Party conference.— Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a conference in California.— Authorities say five people were shot and injured during an outdoor event in East Texas that featured a trail ride over the weekend.— A federal appeals court has upheld an Arkansas law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel.
  • The Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the Louisiana State Police to see what reforms should be made in light of recent evidence of excessive force used during arrests.
  • — The U.S. Justice Department is opening a sweeping civil rights investigation into the Louisiana State Police amid mounting evidence that the agency has looked the other way in the face of beatings of mostly Black men, including the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene.— A federal judge has refused to delay her order for Louisiana to redraw its congressional districts while the state's top elections official appeals.— A special Texas House committee met for the first time Thursday to investigate the Uvalde school massacre, including the much-criticized slow response by law enforcement.— AAA offices in Dallas, Texas say costs for refineries producing a more expensive “Summer Gas Blend” along with the war in Ukraine and inflation are contributing to the rising prices.
  • Some lawmakers have said high school graduates in Arkansas aren’t proficient in reading and not prepared for college.