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Get Energized with Jon Batiste's Album of the Year 'Freedom'

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Sunday, July 17

We're waking up Sunday with energetic music from Jon Batiste. He won Album of the Year at the 64th Grammy Awards for his latest project Freedom. We'll also hear classics from Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Rose Royce, and we'll "Flirt" with a funky jam from Cameo.

A listener from St. Louis brings us this week's DoubleTake: the ever-so-engaging gospel tune "I Need Your Spirit" by gospel great Daryl Coley and a cover by the talented Melonie Daniels-Walker.

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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.