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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 11.16.22 with Chuck Smith

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- Wastewater analysis has revealed that methamphetamines found in Shreveport's wastewater is double than anywhere else in the United States.
- Maternal health advocates and physicians in Texas are hoping the upcoming state legislative session expands care options for pregnant women.
- Some Louisiana dogs from a rescue shelter were flown up north but snowy weather caused a forced landing.

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.