— The Biden administration has accepted nearly $190 million dollars in bids from an offshore oil and gas lease sale that was held nearly a year ago but rejected by a federal judge. — Northwestern State University Nursing Program in Natchitoches received a significant multi-year grant to help fill critical roles in northwest and Central Louisiana’s rapidly shrinking healthcare workforce. — A Black-owned credit union says almost $100 million in federal funding will provide capital for a $1 billion program to help close racial and gender gaps in five Southern states over the next decade.
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.