Karen Brandt was a flight attendant in the 60s, and one night, Judy Garland boarded her flight from Las Vegas to New York. By the end of the flight, Karen said Judy had taught her some new skills, including how to get changed in public without showing any skin.
In May 2008, the Sichuan quake rocked Central China - almost 70,000 people were killed, and millions were left homeless. Phil Kates had been following the news of the earthquake as the Philadelphia Orchestra made its way from Tokyo to Seoul to Beijing. He wasn’t sure what to do. He wrote in his journal - “what possible use could a violin player be to children suffering from the end of their world?”
After months of negotiations, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangiraihave signed an agreement to share power in Zimbabwe. That's welcome news to musician Chiwoniso Maraire. Like most Zimbabweans, she struggled all summer with food shortages and skyrocketing prices, and the constant threat of political violence. Also in this episode: intervening in a dog fight.
Sarah Fister Gale was supposed to be covering a meeting of engineers when she was a young journalist. But she got picked up by a man who introduced himself as a member of Carlos Santana’s band. What happened that night is a story she’s never forgotten.