Listen to a World Cafe tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

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On this very special tribute to the Queen of Soul, World Cafe host Talia Schlanger is joined by Detroit resident and gospel music professor Dr. Deborah Pollard, NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey, NPR Music critic Ann Powers and Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins who talks about what the song “Respect” means to women, to the civil rights movement and to Franklin herself.

Listen below.