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12:29 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Musicians Kick Off Campaign To Boost Literacy

"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.

The current Guinness world record in the category is 440 participants.

The event marks the start of a years-long campaign to boost literacy rates in New Orleans by 2018, the city's 300th birthday. According to a 2012 study conducted by Central Connecticut State University, New Orleans ranked the 25th most literate city among the nation's 75 cities with populations of 250,000 or higher.

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Food Deserts
1:04 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Can Star Power Make New Orleans' Food Deserts Bloom?

Wendell Pierce, the actor and co-owner of Sterling Farms grocery store, chats with Dwight Henry, who will be making doughnuts and buttermilk drops in the store.
David Grunfeld The Times-Picayune /Landov

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:59 pm

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.

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Community
10:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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.

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. Police were everywhere.

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Marketplace Money
8:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans

Actor Wendell Pierce is working to bring his own chain of grocery stores to food deserts in New Orleans.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

You loved him as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO's "Treme."

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Spring Membership Drive 2012
7:28 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

A Special Message From Actor Wendell Pierce

A special message from Tremé actor and native New Orleanian Wendell Pierce, urging you to support WWNO's great local and national programming!

Take a listen to a special message from Tremé star Wendell Pierce, native New Orleanian and supporter of public radio!

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