wendell pierce http://wwno.org en Musicians Kick Off Campaign To Boost Literacy http://wwno.org/post/musicians-kick-campaign-boost-literacy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">"Treme" actor and musician Wendell Pierce is scheduled to read to more than 500 New Orleans elementary school students in an effort to break the world record for largest reading lesson.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The current Guinness world record in the category is 440 participants.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:29:43 +0000 The Associated Press 52594 at http://wwno.org Can Star Power Make New Orleans' Food Deserts Bloom? http://wwno.org/post/can-star-power-make-new-orleans-food-deserts-bloom Plenty of celebrities leverage their star power to raise awareness of complicated food issues. Some of the biggest names include Michelle Obama, Jamie Oliver, Prince Charles and Paul McCartney.<p>Down in New Orleans, actor Wendell Pierce, who stars in David Simon's <em>Treme</em> and, previously, <em>The Wire,</em> has been taking on food insecurity in low-income communities with brand new convenience stores. Thu, 16 May 2013 18:04:44 +0000 ELIZA BARCLAY 35416 at http://wwno.org Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy http://wwno.org/post/wendell-pierce-making-groceries-big-easy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday during a Mother's Day parade. New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says law enforcement is still investigating the matter.<p>RONAL SERPAS: It appears that these two or three people just, for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds. Mon, 13 May 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Michel Martin 35201 at http://wwno.org Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/bringing-fresh-food-everyone-new-orleans <p>You loved him as Detective William &quot;Bunk&quot; Moreland on &quot;The Wire.&quot; You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO&#39;s &quot;Treme.&quot;</p><p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Tess Vigeland | Marketplace Money 8748 at http://wwno.org A Special Message From Actor Wendell Pierce http://wwno.org/post/special-message-actor-wendell-pierce <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Take a listen to a special message from </span><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Tremé</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> star Wendell Pierce, native New </span>Orleanian<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> and supporter of public radio!</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:28:34 +0000 WWNO Staff 7943 at http://wwno.org