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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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HARRAH’S CONTRACT BILL -    The only land-based casino in New Orleans Harrah’s-- has a contract with the state of Louisiana  that is set to expire in 6 years…—   But a bill brought by Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, Republican from New Iberia-- would extend it for decades.  In return, Harrah's has agreed improve its facility with several millions in upgrades. Barras explained his reasons for the extension to the House Criminal Justice committee Wednesday.“My interest in it is truly the economic impact it makes for 

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LA JURY LAW:  Louisiana is one of just 2 states in the U.S. where felony jury trials don’t require a unanimous verdict.   But Democrat Senator J.P. Morell of District 3 in New  Orleans  has introduced a bill to change that.

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SCHOOL THREAT-  The Shreveport Times  reports  a  14 year-old Southwood High School student was arrested Thursday after  he  made  threats  to  “Shoot up the school”.  Students reported the comments to the school's Resource Officer,   student was placed under arrest and booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center.   Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his office will take all   threats seriously.  He  recently sent a letter to Caddo Parish School Board Members  to make a case for arming teachers at school.