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Red River Radio Local Newscast 7:04 AM 04.01.22 with Chuck Smith

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— A coalition of civil rights groups is suing to block Louisiana’s new congressional map, saying the new boundaries violate the Voting Rights Act.
— The Texas Education Agency says school districts won't lose funding for low student attendance in the current academic year.
— Ukrainian students who live in the U.S. will soon be able to get free tuition, room, and board at any of the Texas A&M University System’s campuses.
— A new report says Louisiana could save lives, avoid millions in health costs and add to the state economy through the transition to Electric Vehicles over the next 20 years.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. 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.