Music was always her refuge, but Ella Fitzgerald never thought she would be a singer until she won an Amateur Night contest at the Apollo Theater in 1934. The Rudy Calvo Collection Cache Agency hide caption

toggle caption
The Rudy Calvo Collection Cache Agency

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A view from the International bridge between Presidio, Texas and Ojinaga, Mexico shows the flooded check point between the two cities on Sept. 17, 2008. A levee broke and water from the Rio Grande inundated parts of the city with 10 feet of water. Walt Frerck/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Walt Frerck/AP

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

Audio will be available later today.