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It’s All About Aretha Franklin This Week On Soulsations

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Sunday, August 8

It’s a special edition of Soulsations featuring the music icon Aretha Franklin. She passed away in 2018 at the age of 76. Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson was handpicked by the “Queen of Soul” to portray her in the new biopic Respect, set to be released on August 13. We have nearly an hour full of Aretha’s music. We’ll also hear from some of her adoring fans, and Aretha in her own words explains how she arranged one of her greatest hits: “Respect”.

Plus, this week’s DoubleTake features the song “Until You Come Back To Me”, co-written by musical genius Stevie Wonder. We’ll share his version and the popular cover by Aretha, which became a #1 hit.

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Carla Eckels is Director of Cultural Diversity for News and Engagement at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In The Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.