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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.23.22 with Chuck Smith

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— The unemployment rate for Louisiana has dropped to its lowest rate since 1976.
— Texas and Arkansas' unemployment rates have also fallen setting all-time highs for employment.
— Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson goes on the record to defend the state's "trigger law" but did say he favored exceptions that most Arkansans do not.

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.