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February 17th, 2012
thesmithian

Wendell Pierce, best known as…Bunk Moreland on The Wire, plays a struggling trombonist in Treme…The show’s backdrop, post-Katrina New Orleans, is all too familiar for Pierce, who spends his time off camera helping to rebuild the city, including the neighborhood where he grew up. This year, Pierce launches Sterling Farms, a nine-store grocery chain in the city’s food deserts, where the big players have refused to locate.

audio and text interview, here.

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