Food Desert en 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. Wed, 15 May 2013 19:30:00 +0000 editor 10445 at Can Star Power Make New Orleans' Food Deserts Bloom? Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The 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 editor 10294 at Grocers Absent from BR's Scotlandville Neighborhood <p>For over 30 years, Scotlandville hasn’t been able to attract a grocery store.</p><p>Mayor Kip Holden has tasked the new <a href="">Food Access Policy Commission</a> with figuring out how to get grocers interested in investing in the community again.</p><p>Wednesday, the commission is looking over feedback recently collected from grocers about the worries that have kept them away.</p><p>With nearly 26,000 residents living in poverty without access to fresh food within a one-mile radius, Scotlandville is the largest <a href="">food desert</a> in Baton Rouge.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:44:06 +0000 Jarondakie Patrick 8783 at Grocers Absent from BR's Scotlandville Neighborhood