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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 06.02.22 with Chuck Smith

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— Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to testify before a bipartisan committee investigating allegations of a cover-up in the deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene.
— Book displays targeting specific groups or topics such as Cajun heritage, Pride Month, or Black History Month are prohibited indefinitely at public libraries in Louisiana’s Lafayette Parish.
— Democratic candidate for Texas Governor Beto O’Rourke outlined his plans to protect Texas kids from gun violence a little more than a week after the mass shooting Uvalde, Texas.
— The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 59-39 to pass a bill that would prohibit former juvenile violent offenders from possessing firearms until they are 24 years old.



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.