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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 05.11.23 with Chuck Smith


- Louisiana's House Criminal Justice Committee has killed a bill that would've provided incest and rape exceptions to the state's abortion restrictions.
- Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has formally signed into law SB458 which would allow uniformed service personnel to apply for school vouchers under the LEARNS Act.
- A Texas man who fatally shot an armed protester at a Black Lives Matter march was sentenced to 25 years after prosecutors presented his texts and social media posts including racist images and indicated he may commit violence again.


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.