Sen. David Vitter with Tom Pace on Cyber Command at BAFB & Presidential Politics 5-17-08

U.S. Senator David Vitter from Louisiana gives Barksdale Air Force Base a “9” out of 10, on the Air Force locating the Cyber Command Headquarters at the Bossier City Base.  Vitter talked live, by-phone with Tom Pace on his “Talk of the Town” radio show on SuperTalk 1340, Saturday, May 17th, 2008. 

Sen. Vitter also talked Presidential Politics with Pace, as he strongly endorsed McCain, and seemed less than impressed with Barack Obama. Vitter also said he’ll be ready to run for re-election in 2010. 

Sandy Davis, Dir. OEP for NWLA News Conference 5-19-08 on Flood Disaster Update

Sandy Davis, Director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness held an afternoon press conference Monday, May 19th, 2008 at the Homeland Security Office in Bossier City.  Davis told the media that it was imperative that homeowners, business owners, & residents who expericenced flood damage from the May 13th & 14th storms document their damage. 

This is a recording of the news conference  made by Tom Pace, Executive Editor of The Talk of the Town, at www.ShreveTalk.com.

Davis also gave a list of what disaster victims can, and can not expect from the goverment in the coming weeks.  He gave an assessment of the number of homes and businesses reporting damage (some 280+) he said.  Most importantly, Davis a checklist of what you should do as you cleanup the damage to your homes and property.

Reid Brau, Executive Director for the Northwest La. Chapter of the American Red Cross also addressed the media, saying his number of damaged properties is very close to Davis’ 280 residences & businesses.

Lt. Chris Buckley, US Coast Guard, withTom Pace: 3rd Annual Water Resource Festival at Boardwalk

The 3rd Annual Water Resource Fesatival is being held this Friday and Saturday the the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City, May 16th & 17th.  Lt. Chris Buckley with the U.S. Coast Guard talked with Tom Pace from “The Talk of The Town” about the Coast Guard’s role in this weekend’s event, and their simulated rescue of a boater in the Red River.

Buckley was joined by Petty Officer Wesley Maddox, who told Pace about his duties for inspecting vessels on our waterways, to make sure they are in compliance of all the safety rules for the boat and the crew,

CrimeStoppers Sgt. Jim Taliaferro with Tom Pace on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week

Shreveport CrimeStoppers spokesman, Sgt. Jim Taliaferro spoke with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town,” on ceremonies held today honoring law enforcement personnel who given their lives in the live of duty.  National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was observed this Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at the Shreveport Fire and Police Memorial, located next to the Barnwell Center on Clyde Fant Parkway, in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Additionally, Sgt. Taliaferro presided over CrimeStoppers 1st Annual Media Appreciation Luncheon held today at the University Club, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Sponsored by Bobby L. Greene Plumbing, the Media Appreciation event honored those various news organizations and media-related businesses who contribute time and efforts to help CrimeStoppers tell their story to the public.

Various persons and organizations received plaques in appreciation of their continuing assistance helping the Shreveport Police “take a bite out of crime.”

Talk of the Town 5-10-08 (12n – 1pm) Mike Long & Tom Pace on Buddy Flett Benefit Concert Apr. 27th

During the second hour of the “Talk of the Town with Tom Pace” 12N-1p on Saturday, May 10th, 2008… one of the organizers of the Benefit Concert for Buddy Flett, Shreveporter Michael Long gave Tom the good news: The April 27th benefit concert, headlined by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Friends raised $52,000 for Buddy Flett. 

Long told Pace that the money raised will be used for Flett to continue to pay for his speech therapy and living expenses.  

A little later during the program, Tom gave his show producer Elaw, and Mike Long the trivia quiz: 20 Questions for Old Folks.  Listen & see if you know the answers.

La. Gov. Mitch Landrieu One-on-One with Tom Pace on “My Louisiana” Ad Campaign 5-13-08

Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu stopped by the newly-opened Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, Louisiana Tuesday, May 13th, 2008, to officially unveil the state’s latest advertising campaign for Tourism, titled “My Louisiana.”  

Landrieu spoke One-on-One with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” about the details of the $6 million tourism advertising campaign that will target Louisiana residents, and visitors from out of state.

Landrieu was joined by Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, along with President of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau Stacy Brown for the afternoon news conference.

This is My Louisiana” is called a “Celebrity Insider” series of 60 second ads, featuring well-known Louisiana natives, like chefs, musicians, actressesm and NBA players who offer tips on what visitors should see and and do while in Louisiana. 

Current “Insiders” on the State Tourism commercials include: Chef John Besh; actress Faith Ford of “Murphy Brown” fame; Chef John Folse; musician Amanda Shaw; GrammyAward winner Terrence Simien; and NBA greats: Karl “The Mailman” Malone, Willis Reed, and Chris Paul.

Judge Scott Crichton & Valarie Schmale with Tom Pace on “The Talk of The Town” May 10th, 2008

Tom Pace welcomed Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton to his “Talk of the Town” radio broadcast Saturday, May 10th, 2008, broadcast live on SuperTalk 1340, KRMD-AM.  Judge Crichton discussed the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling again allowing lethal injection as one of the forms of capital punishment…

Crichton also talked about his new website:
www.JudgeScottCrichton.com, that lets the public learn more about the judicial system; courtroom etiquette; how and when he sets his docket; what to expect when you’re called for jury duty; about the Judge – his biography; his community service progams; audio and video podcasts and interviews.

Also during the 11am-12N broadcast on May 11th, Pace spoke live with his daughter Valarie Schmale about her graduation as an R.N., Friday, May 9th, 2008 from the Northwestern State University School of Nursing.  Valarie explained just how challenging it is to become a Registered Nurse, and what it means to her.   

Reed Dickens with Tom Pace on Clinton-Obama-McCain Presidential Race on “Talk of the Town” 5-5-08

Talk of the Town’s” Tom Pace featured a live “in-studio” exclusive with Reed Dickens, former Assistant Press Secretary to President George W. Bush, and now political analyst with CNN’s Larry King Live! network show, Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 

In the one-hour broadcast on SuperTalk 1340, KRMD, Dickens talked with Pace about the Democratic Presidential Primaries this Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina with Obama and Clinton going toe-to-toe. 

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright will continue to dog Obama, said Dickens who predicted that Hillary Clinton will make up ground, with the actual Democratic nominee being decided at the National Convention by the “superdelegates”.

National Science Foundation Awards $500K Phase II Grant to Nifty TV for More R&D 5-5-08

A $500,000 check to Network Foundation Technologies (NFT) from the prestigious National Science Foundation was unveiled Monday, May 5th, 2008, in ceremonies at the BioSpace1 Headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Head of BioSpace1 & the BioMed Research Center, Jack Sharp welcomed 
area dignitaries and the media to the late morning news conference.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker, and Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth were all present to help announce the highly prestigious and competitive $500K Phase II Grant from the NSF.

The national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funds the research & development and the commercialization of new technology from the entrepreneurial sector.  

Only 5-7 percent of proposals from private companies nationwide ever reach the phase II level of the SBIR program, which allows for the development of a prototype. 

NFT is one of only four companies in Louisiana that received a SBIR Phase II grant since 1999, and the first to receive a SBIR Phase II grant since 2005.

Dr, Mike O’Neal – Nifty TV Founder with Tom Pace on NSF $500K Grant

In ceremonies today at BioSpace1 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Network Foundation Technologies, [better known as Nifty TV], was awarded a $500,000 Phase II Grant by the The National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Talk of the Town’s
  Tom Pace spoke with NFT Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Mike O’Neal about this unique technology that can turn Louisiana into whe calls “Silicon Bayou.”

The Louisiana-based company is one of only four in the state that has received a SBIR Phase II Grant, since 1999. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) money will be used to continue the development of NTF’s patented revolutionary technology for the broadcast of “live streaming video on-line”.