Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  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.

Courtesy: La. Radio Network

  Governor John Bel Edwards has asked for $119 million from the state’s “rainy-day fund”, but the House plan only taps $75 million, the Senate’s plan takes $99 million; the differences will have to be made up in cuts to state agencies.  So lawmakers are now focusing on negotiation. Added to the mix is House Speaker John Alario’s bill - HCR 1, which plans to start using a portion of dedicated funds to pay state debt, beginning July 1st.

Courtesy: CBS News

RUSHED TO HELP — A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect, and jumped on the man's back, helping the officer subdue him. According to CBS NEWS, 56-year-old Vickie Williams-Tillman was driving to a store Sunday when she spotted Baton Rouge Police Officer Billy Amie struggling and felt she needed to help. Police said the assailant become aggressive when the officer tried to handcuff him and Williams-Tillman jumped on the man's back to allow the officer to subdue the assailant.

Coutresy: Manship News

BATON ROUGE  (Manship News Services)-- Sen. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville, abruptly resigned late Thursday afternoon — a day after the Louisiana Senate’s Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion denied several of his evidentiary requests Wednesday. The committee was scheduled to meet Monday to hear two resolutions on disciplinary action against Brown, one expulsion and the other a six-week suspension. Brown had pled no contest to a simple battery and domestic violence misdemeanor charges against his wife and girlfriend since 2015.