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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.16.22 with Chuck Smith

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— A new congressional report says the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as COVID-19 spread rapidly among workers.
— The Texas Supreme Court has largely lifted a statewide injunction that blocked the state from investigating parents who sought gender-affirming care for their transgender kids.
— Texas early voting begins today and runs through Friday.
— Louisiana Dept. of Health reports a jump in drownings among children this past year.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, 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.