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: Sci-Port Shreveport

SCI-PORT NEW MANAGEMENT – Shreveport’s  Sci-Port Discovery Center , a popular  92,000 square-foot science and entertainment facility  located on the downtown riverfront , has struggled financially over the years.  A recent audit showed the Non-Profit organization had a  $350,000 shortage of donor-imposed restricted cash for the non-profit's fiscal year that ended  June 2016.

Courtesy: Texas Lt. Governor website

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The  Texas  Legislature  has adjourned  a day early,  .  The  Senate  gaveled  out  shortly  before   9 p.m.   Tuesday.   That  came  hours  after  the state  House  surprised  everyone  by  adjourning  and declaring  that  it  would  not  come  back.  Lawmakers  are  going  home  without passing a property  tax reform  bill.  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick held a press conference putting much of the blame on House Speaker  Republican Joe Straus and cited other failed measures such as the so-called "Bathroom Bill" that stalled in committee.

Courtesy: AP Photo

GUNS & PROTESTS:  This next story is about GUNS and PROTESTS. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia may affect how political rallies and demonstrations are handled in states across the country and in particular,  how states with OPEN CARRY OF FIREARMS and CAMPUS CARRY LAWS,  may be presented with both legal and public safety dilemmas.   A former Texas A&M student has organized a rally to take place on the university campus   September 11th, featuring white supremacist leader Richard Spencer.

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