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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.31.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott paid a visit to his hometown of Longview, Texas for a Memorial Day event and took a few moments to speak about the shooting victims and families of Uvalde.
— A bipartisan group of lawmakers is planning to meet virtually this week to discuss gun reform, this is in reaction to the aftermath of the mass shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas last week.
— Louisiana’s Legislature is heading into its final week after a Memorial Day weekend break.
— Concerns are rising among Arkansas poultry producers regarding avian influenza so-called “bird flu” that has shown up in 35 states so far.

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.