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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 03.15.23 with Chuck Smith

- Governor John Bel Edwards has announced he will use his constitutional authority to deny the Industrial Tax Exemption Program applications by the Folgers Coffee company.
- Texas has reopened a program to help people who are struggling financially to pay their rent.
- Louisiana’s insurance commissioner Jim Donelson has decided not to run for reelection.

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.