About Gwendolyn Thompkins
Gwen Thompkins is a freelance journalist and writer in New Orleans. She began her career at the Times-Picayune, then moved to National Public Radio, where she worked as senior editor of Weekend Edition Saturday and East Africa bureau chief. Thompkins, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, continues to write stories and commentaries for NPR. She is also the creator and host of a weekly radio program on WWNO (89.9 FM) called Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins.