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Red River Radio Local Newscast 7:04 AM 05.18.22 with Chuck Smith

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— A state lawmaker’s attempt to set restrictions on what Louisiana public schools can teach about race has been rejected by a House committee.
— A Texas vaccine expert is praising the Food and Drug Administration for authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine booster for kids between the ages of 5 and 11.
— The Louisiana Community and Technical College System will offer training in five growing industry sectors to adults 21 years and older to learn much-needed skills for jobs in construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics.

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.