Danielle SmithProducer, Arkansas News Service
Danielle M. Smith is an award-winning radio journalist/personality with more than a decade of experience in broadcast media. Smith is a former audio journalist with American Urban Radio Networks and Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. She is currently joining PNS as a producer. She also hosts a weekly community affairs show “Good News” on Power 1360 WGBN AM 1360 & 98.9FM in Pittsburgh, PA. Smith sits on the Communications board for the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 501 ©(3). Smith recently took a leap of faith and relocated to Nashville TN.
Persistent ID: @Prettyblue73
Professional Memberships: Nashville Association of Black Journalist Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
Languages Spoken: English
Topic Expertise: Business, Religion, Health Justice, Literature, Urban News
Local Expertise: Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Haiti
Demographic Expertise: Urban, Gospel
Ahead of the midterm election, research from The Sentencing Project found 4.6 million people, or one in every 50 adults, won't be able to vote in the 2022 midterms due to a felony conviction. In Arkansas, the report says over 81,000 people are affected.
This week (Aug. 5) marks the 25th anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known in Arkansas as ARKids First. CHIP was created by Congress to cover millions of kids who might not otherwise have health insurance. More than 70,000 children have ARKids coverage, but thousands more who are eligible are not enrolled.