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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 04.22.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is predicting the Legislature will be able to raise state teacher pay by $2,000 a year before the current session ends in June.
— Texas Gubernatorial candidate Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he will take steps to lower residential property taxes if he's elected governor.
— A Texas economist says severing ties with Russia would have a limited impact on the state's economy.
— For the first time in its history the command of the 96th Bomb Squadron will be held by a woman.

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.