Local News From Red River Radio

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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.

Courtesy: USPS

PEACE ROSE-FOREVER STAMP:  The U.S. Postal Service is going to dedicate a new “Forever Stamp” 

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IMMIGRANT TAX PAYERS - Are you a Tax-payer?  For most of us it’s something of a source of American pride.  But contrary to common belief, millions of undocumented immigrants pay income taxes too.  And in the state of Texas,   recent estimates show the IRS gets 1.9 billion dollars in Federal Income Taxes  from  its  undocumented population.   In this report,  Elizabeth Trovall of Texas Public Media explores  how  these undocumented immigrants  are  paying  their  share.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA SEX HARRASSMENT BILL:  Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor released a report earlier this week ….it was based on a survey of 30,000 state employees, and it revealed that nearly 80 percent of the respondents say they’ve experienced sexual harassment on the job, but never reported it. It also explained that  $5 Million dollars has been spent on sexual harassment lawsuits by the state since 2009-- and that there were hundreds claims of sexual