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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 01.13.23 with Chuck Smith

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- Governor John Bel Edwards commemorated the 7th year anniversary of Medicaid Expansion for low-income Louisianans yesterday.
- An effort that would have prevented Texas House Democrats from chairing committees has been defeated.
- And with Mardi Gras season is upon us healthcare officials in Louisiana are concerned about a post-holiday increase in COVID cases.

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.