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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 04.28.22 with Chuck Smith

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— The Energy Department has authorized additional exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from planned terminals in Texas and Louisiana.
— Public school teacher salaries in Texas lag behind the national average by more than 75 hundred dollars, according to a new ranking from the National Education Association.
— Texas has been experiencing severe drought conditions which not only affects agriculture, but it increases the chances for wildfires.
— Louisiana is ranked as America's sixth-most gambling-addicted state. That’s according to a survey released Tuesday by WalletHub.com, a personal finance website.

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.