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: NOAA Satellite Image

Tropical Storm Cindy - Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states thanks to Tropical Storm Cindy.  So far, the storm was blamed for one death Wednesday:  A 10-year-old boy from the St. Louis area was killed on an Alabama beach when he was struck by a log that washed ashore.  In addition to bands of drenching rain, the storm brought high winds and numerous, short-lived tornadoes and waterspouts. As far as the Red River Radio Listening area is concerned,  Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to move into the area later today.  On Wednesday, Gov.

Courtesy: La. Budget Project

LA. REPORT ON HEALTH INSURANCE:  Republicans in  Washington,  DC  continue efforts  to repeal  and replace the federal  Affordable Care Act commonly known as “Obama-Care”.  The  U.S. House of Representatives passed  their version in a party-line vote last May.  The  Senate has  yet to  release details  of their version or hold  any public hearings to discuss it.

Courtesy: Office of Louisiana Governor

LA. FISCAL CLIFF:  Louisiana Lawmakers adjourned from their special session last week after passing a state budget, But will they have to return to Baton Rouge for yet another special session to deal with next year’s fiscal cliff?   Governor John Bel Edwards isn’t so sure as he explained during his recent press conference at the conclusion of the Special Session Friday.