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.

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NO NRA in DALLAS? A Dallas City Council member wants the National Rifle Association to cancel its May convention in Dallas.  Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway says the event is not appropriate following last week's mass shooting at a Florida school.  Caraway also wants the NRA to work with elected officials to establish gun laws to protect children. "It is putting all citizens first and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table and to address this madness now."  It's unclear how many of Caraway's City Council 

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LSUS CAMPUS SAFETY FORUM - Last Friday… LSUS issued a campus-wide  emergency  notification after  discovering  YouTube  Videos  apparently showing Sutherland  ranting  on Social Media.   These threats were  considered  credible  and  local law  enforcement  began investigating  along  with the FBI. At an Open Forum on the LSUS Campus yesterday Chancellor Larry  Clark   explained  that  no matter what safety precautions are taken, people  need to recognize  potential  conditions  and  warn  of  

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SPECIAL SESSION - Yesterday, Louisiana legislators convened in Baton Rouge for a Special Session called by Governor John Bel Edwards to address a looming “fiscal cliff”, a $1 billion-dollar-plus budget hole that hits July 1st, caused by expiration of temporary taxes passed by lawmakers in 2016. Those taxes were to give lawmakers two years to solve Louisiana’s financial woes.