— 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' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. 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.