Chuck Smith Red River Radio News

Courtesy: Baton Rouge Press Club

JOBS SLIDE, DEFICIT GROWS -  Louisiana's Chief Economist Greg Albrecht explained the news yesterday at the state budget conference in Baton Rouge that job loss is what's driving the budget deficit.  He added further that the jobs lost were of the higher-paying variety from sectors like manufacturing,  professional services - especially from those in the oil and gas industry.  These losses can explain the associated drop in taxes collected including income and sales taxes.  The losses have continued month after month,  "one loss on top of the other, " he explained.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - Oct. 24, 2016 - 8 a.m.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - Oct. 20, 2016 - 8 a.m.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - Sept. 30, 2016 - 6 a.m.

Courtesy: Shreveport MPC

SHREVEPORT-CADDO UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE PUBLIC HEARINGS:  The highly anticipated new Unified Development Code (UDC) is set for public hearing September 29th at 6pm at the Goverment Plaza in downtown Shreveport.  The UDC is one of the primary tools for implementing the goals and vision of the "Great Expectations Shreveport-Caddo 2030 Master Plan" that was approved by the City and Parish in 2010.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - Sept. 29, 2016 - 8 a.m.

Courtesy: BrianCuban.com

FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY: By all appearances,  Brian Cuban had it all: education,  successful career, a winning personality. But for years he was  hiding a secret life of addiction that almost led him to suicide.   He’s written a  book:  SHATTERED IMAGE  that delves into his struggle with eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and the stigma of addiction.

Courtesy: Brian Cuban

SHATTERED IMAGE - Brian Cuban  is the younger brother of billionaire Mark Cuban,  owner of the Dallas Mavericks.  Brian is a successful lawyer and activist for First Amendment issues and  hate speech.  However, the relationship with fame and fortune has not always been beneficial to Brian.  Over the years,  he has struggled with addiction to alcohol and cocaine,  negative body image, depression, suicide and steroid use.  Red River Radio's Chuck Smith spoke with Brian recently to discuss his journey to recovery and how he overcame the stigma of addiction.  

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