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Entrepreneurs in Action Against Food Deserts

Entrepreneurs in Action Against Food Deserts

Grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska, Circa 1940, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska, Circa 1940, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Throughout the week I download multiple podcast for my listening enjoyment and to stay current on what's happening in the areas where I teach, do research, and write. I figured if I enjoy these particular food related podcast so with my readers. I heard a wonderful segment on the show Only a Game hosted by Bill Littlefield. It is a NPR show about sports. The Segment was about former NFL Player Tyrone Legette who before the start of his professional sports career he decided to live way below his means, invest, and save like few players in the league so after his career was over he could live like few former NFL players do. As an entrepreneur Legette opened a grocery store in Brownfields, Louisiana which had become a food desert.  Former professional athletes Will Allen and Jason Brown have also started noteworthy food related initiatives. Listen to their stories as well below:  

Tyrone Legette's Story

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Will Allen, From the NBA To Farming

Jason Brown, From the NFL To Farming

Documentary, Dr. Alvenia Moody Fulton, Queen Of Nutrition

Teaching Cooking Skills During the Great Depression

Teaching Cooking Skills During the Great Depression

William H. Hastie, Civil Rights Attorney

William H. Hastie, Civil Rights Attorney