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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 07.08.22 with Chuck Smith

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— The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the first detected case of monkeypox infection in a state resident.
— Texas health officials say people who attended a July 4th festival in Dallas could have been exposed to Monkeypox based on one detected case.
— A Louisiana court will hear arguments on whether or not the state's trigger law should go in effect to ban abortions.
— A three-judge panel In New Orleans heard arguments this week on the legality of the Obama-era program known as DACA which protects more than 600,000 immigrants from deportation.

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.