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”.

Karin Adams Emcees on Robinson Film Center Red Carpet with Tom Pace 5-3-08

Former KSLA-TV 12 Anchor Karin Adams emceed the downtown red carpet gala Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 for the Robinson Film Center grand opening on Texas Street in Shreveport, Louisiana.. 

Talk of the Town” radio show host Tom Pace from SuperTalk 1340, KRMD  [www.shrevetalk.com]  interviewed Adams, now Mrs. Greg Barro, on the excitment of the night’s special red-carpet occasion.

Adams interviewed VIP’s and luminaries as they arrived for the special invitation-only sneak preview of The Robinson Film Center: its bistro, outside balcony seating, and two state-of-the-art theatres.

Cardinal Egan at Red Mass: Interview with Tom Pace Regarding Homily on The Death Penalty 5-2-08

“There is nothing more precious than the life of a human being,” said His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, the Archbishop of New York, at the 16th Annual Red Mass held Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at Holy Trinty Catholic Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Egan spoke exclusively, “One-on-One’ with Tom Pace about his homily that focused on the right to life, and caution about the death penalty, where many have been found innocent by DNA testing.

“He is the first Cardinal to come here to say Mass,” Monsignor Earl Provenza, Egan’s host here and diocesan administrator is quoted in
The Times.

The well-attended Mass, the 16th such annual event here, was held inside the historic Holy Trinity Catholic Church downtown, and was attended by most area attorneys and judges, as well as ministers of other faiths and members of the lay public, Catholic and otherwise.

Sara Evans Country Music Star at CMT Crossroads BC 5-1-08

Country Music Superstar Sara Evans was the Grand Opening performer Thursday, May 1st, 2008 for the CMT Crossroads Bar at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. 

Evans spoke with media this afternoon,  answering questions about her competition on the reality TV show, Dancing With the Stars, as well as her future in TV. 

Tom Pace with “The Talk of the Town” asked Evans what were those special moments in her career that are most memorable…and who is her favorite female country star role model.