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.

LA BUDGET SURPLUS:   Governor John Bel Edwards revealed last week  that Louisiana has a $300 Million Dollar Budget Surplus…thanks to a better economy and increased tax collections.  While this would normally be considered good news, this surplus has added to the debate over whether or not the surplus indicates over-taxation.  According to a report in the Shreveport Times,  GOP Lawmakers who voted against the partial sales-tax renewal earlier this year say the surplus demonstrates over-taxation and that Edwards over-exaggerated the depth of Louisiana’s financial problems in

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

FOOD AFFECTING MENTAL HEALTH: You’ve heard the saying:  You are what you eat..   But have you ever thought about how food can affect your mental health? 

Dr. Nicole Cotter  practices  integrative  medicine  in Shreveport… and she will be having a free lecture at LSUS today focusing on FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How Nutrition Impacts Our Mental Health.   She now shares a preview of her presentation.  (CLICK AUDIO LINK BELOW)

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LONGVIEW CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY-  Folks living in Longview, Texas have an opportunity to learn what goes  in  to  Policework  as  the Longview  Police Department  offers  a  Citizens Police Academy.  Our  reporter  Gary  Borders  in Longview  tells  us  more.