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.

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LA VETO SESSION-  Today  Louisiana lawmakers will convene for the first time ever in a special session for the purpose of overriding Governor John Bel Edwards’ vetoes of bills passed in the recent regular session.  This will test the limits of the Republican-dominated legislature’s power over the Democratic governor.

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TEXAS ACA ENROLLMENT NUMBERS – About one and a half million  Texans are now getting health insurance  through It's one of the biggest enrollment numbers through the Affordable Care Act  Texas  has seen in years  AND enrollment is still open because of the pandemic.

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LA SCHOOL COVID PRECAUTIONS— Despite the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases Louisiana education leaders are leaving decisions on mask mandates, physical distancing and other measures aimed at lessening COVID-19 spread  to local public school districts  for the upcoming year.   The Department of Education sent updated guidance to K-12 school systems that recommends but doesn’t mandate face coverings for all unvaccinated adults and students in grades 3 through 12 while inside school facilities.

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TX ABORTION LAWSUIT-  A group of abortion providers is challenging a new Texas law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Senate Bill 8 also allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after that point.   Marc Hearron is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs,  who filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday.                     

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SHREVEPORT SMOKING BAN & BOND ISSUE -  The Shreveport City Council meeting yesterday afternoon was jam-packed as dozens of residents attended to hear and voice their views concerning one particular agenda item – whether or not to grant Shreveport Casinos an exemption from the Smoke Free Air Act Ordinance No.