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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.20.22 with Chuck Smith

— The Louisiana House has granted final legislative passage to a $39 billion-dollar state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
— Some media reports have come out indicating that there is some serious discussion about the possibility of relocating LSU-Shreveport near the LSU-Health Shreveport medical school campus along Kings Highway.
— Today is the last day for Texas Voters to vote early ahead of the May 24th primary runoff elections on Tuesday.
— Some research has revealed the number of residents traveling over Memorial Day weekend next week will increase again this year but still remain below pre-pandemic levels.
— The No. 4 LSUS Pilots baseball team took down Loyola’s Wolfpack yesterday to clinch a spot in the NAIA World Series for the fifth time in program history.

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.