Arkansas Week and executions enigma explained

Tom joined AETN’s “Arkansas Week” on Friday, April 14 to discuss all of the latest (at the time) information related to the seven planned Arkansas executions in eleven days.

It was a wonderful experience and one that I hope I get to do many more times in the future, but I want to remind everyone that it was my FIRST time being on television (other than the AETN’s 2016 First District Congressional Debate last October). I make that caveat because like anything else worth doing, there is a learning curve…who knew so many things happen behind the scenes while a show is being recorded? Now I know what to pay attention to and what to ignore and I’ll let Steve cut me off when he wants rather than me trying to manage the time myself.

I’d also like to say that I really enjoyed meeting UCA political science professor Heather Yates and KUAR news director Michael Hibblen for the first time and once again visiting with the wonderful, talented staff at AETN both in front of the camera (Steve Barnes) and behind.

Another challenge we were faced with is that the show was recorded mid-morning Friday, but none of that day’s court decisions had been handed down yet, so we were essentially “flying blind.” Nevertheless we gave an overview of the situation up to that point and offered what we believed would happen next.

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My Biography

I have been fortunate to have held a number of very interesting and diverse jobs over the years. Those jobs have ranged from being a newspaper reporter (twice), restaurant and retail single unit store manager (numerous), restaurant multi-unit manager, a Christian bookstore manager, an online hospitality management recruiter and pastor. I have been used numerous times to turn troubled stores into profitable stores with double digit increases in sales and national top ten rankings (multiple times). God has gifted me with talents, experiences and spiritual gifting that allows me to get “right to the root of the problem” very quickly.

Additionally, I have three college degrees including a Master of Arts in history from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville.

I spend all of my non-work time with the sweetest woman I’ve ever met, Carol. Together we have four children (ranging in age from 19 to 25). She is without a doubt the answer to many years of fervent prayer. I have never been happier than I am now.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, traveling (especially to historic/civil war sites), learning, intellectual discussion and singing/deejaying. Carol and I live an hour north of Memphis and love to go “walking in Memphis, ten feet off of Beale”.

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