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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 06.05.23 with Chuck Smith


- Legislation aimed at lowering insurance costs for Louisiana homeowners is awaiting Governor John Bel Edwards' signature.
- Arkansas has some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation and officials say healthcare access plays a part in the poor showing.
- About 300 orphaned wells have been plugged in Louisiana thanks to funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law under the Biden administration.

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.