Gwen Thompkins http://wrkf.org en Allen Toussaint Awarded The National Medal Of Arts http://wrkf.org/post/allen-toussaint-awarded-national-medal-arts <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="President Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to Allen Toussaint" data-attribution="Credit White House video" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/toussaint-president.png" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/04/MIO_AllenToussaint_Show3_NoBreaks_07112013.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to the appreciation of Allen Toussaint</a><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; lin Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:28:19 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 13201 at http://wrkf.org Allen Toussaint Awarded The National Medal Of Arts A Small-Time Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville http://wrkf.org/post/small-time-wordsmith-hits-it-big-nashville <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYT6RkTe26M</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Eajg5yTEo</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 5658 at http://wrkf.org A Small-Time Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor http://wrkf.org/post/preserving-home-and-history-new-orleans-piano-professor On the tough side of Terpsichore Street in New Orleans stands a duplex — a two-story, wood-framed building with wood floors, high ceilings and a nice fireplace. But this old house is empty: no furniture, no walls, no electricity, no toilet. Iron bars hide the windows; there's a lockbox on the door. The facade is three different shades of <em>blecch</em>, <em>blurgh</em> and <em>blah</em>. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:03:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 4390 at http://wrkf.org Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor