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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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MEDICAID EXPANSION STUDY-   Texas has one of the highest rates  of adults without health insurance  living in rural areas.  That’s according to a report released yesterday from Georgetown University and University of North Carolina.   The study  focused  on  The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion decision  in  states  like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

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LSU-HSC/OCHSNER DEAL -   A new company jointly controlled by Louisiana State University and Ochsner Health System  will  take control of the state-owned / safety net  hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe on Oct. 1st.   That’s the deal that was officially announced yesterday by Governor John Bel Edwards.    Speaking before a packed auditorium at LSU-Health Sciences Center in Shreveport,  Edwards  stressed  that  the  arrangement  is  an  equitable  package deal.