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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 03.16.23 with Chuck Smith

- A recent poll among Louisiana voters revealed two candidates are nearly neck-and-neck in the Governor's race.
- The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would define fentanyl poisoning as murder for purposes of prosecution and death certificates.
- Arkansas lawmakers will consider a bill to ban Hemp products that contain Delta-8, a component of the psychoactive THC found in cannabis.

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.