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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 04.21.22 with Chuck Smith

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— There’s been a move to remove Confederate monuments in Louisiana cities over the past few years, but what about the official Confederate Holidays?
— Gov. John Bel Edwards says he remains opposed to legislation to keep transgender athletes in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ sports teams.
— A Texas vaccine expert is criticizing a Florida judge for striking down the federal travel mask mandate as an omicron subvariant drives an increase in COVID-19 cases on the East Coast.
— The Cherokee Nation has signed an agreement with the National Park Service to allow citizens to gather plants within Arkansas’ Buffalo National River to use for purposes including food, crafts, and medicine.

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.