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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.12.22 with Chuck Smith

— Louisiana's House of Representatives is preparing to debate a bill making abortion a homicide and subjecting women who get abortions to criminal prosecution and prison.
— Democratic members of Texas’ Congressional delegation asked the Biden administration to investigate whether the state is misusing federal pandemic relief money to fund Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s controversial border mission.
— Lawmakers investigating the deadly arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene have voted to hold the former head of the Louisiana State Police in contempt for defying a subpoena and refusing to turn over his handwritten journals.
—Arkansas is suing several drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers over the cost of insulin for diabetes patients.

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.