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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.19.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Early voting is still underway in Texas for the May 24th primary runoff elections.
— A $39 billion Louisiana state operating budget has won state Senate approval.
— Governor Edwards hasn't said whether or not he'll veto the so-called Transgender Sports Bill-HB-44 but says 'it's unnecessary".
— Shreveport mayoral candidate Jim Taliaferro announced Wednesday he is suspending his campaign for mayor.

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.