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.
Rachel Zucker was on the phone with a friend the day before President Obama's inauguration, when the two poets had a eureka moment. They decided to find 100 poets who would sign up to write a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days in office.
Selma Yablonick Constant graduated from the City College of New York in 1950. She'd planned to become a teacher. However, she was asked to leave the school of education because she walked with a cane. Selma had polio as a kid and was considered disabled. Also in this episode, poet Paul Guest.
Mark Goldstein was knocking down walls of an old stone house when he discovered a secret vault filled with drawings. The original owners had been the late children’s book authors Berta and Elmer Hader…so Mark went in search of relatives and eventually found their niece, Joy Rich. Mark and Joy join us to talk about the find, a story fitting for a children's book itself.