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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 03.13.23 with Chuck Smith

- AmTrak and the Southern Rail Commission will apply for federal funds to study passenger rail service between Meridian, Mississippi and Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas.
- A Texas lawmaker wants to have all five Texas Juvenile Justice Depart youth prisons closed, citing excessive costs that he feel should be used for early intervention.
- Texas school districts may get grants for training school employees and teachers to be armed on campus.
- Governor Sanders of Arkansas supports a bill that would require internet users to verify their age for websites and apps.

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.