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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 08.01.22 with Chuck Smith

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— A batch of new Louisiana laws go in effect on August 1st that range from prohibiting warrantless searches for marijuana, legalizing concealed carry for military veterans, and job and housing discrimination based on hairstyles.
— A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas is moving closer to appearing on the state's ballot in the fall.
— Texas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been on the road appearing in town halls across east Texas.

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.