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Aretha Franklin's going home ceremony




The casket containing the remains of soul music icon Aretha Franklin is carried into Greater Grace Temple for the singer's funeral on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
The casket containing the remains of soul music icon Aretha Franklin is carried into Greater Grace Temple for the singer's funeral on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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On today's show:

Saying farewell to The Queen of Soul

The entire show is dedicated to coverage of Aretha Franklin’s memorial service, which was held today in Detroit. Dignitaries and prominent artists included Smokey Robinson and gospel legend Shirley Caeser. We’ll hear some of the service, along with commentary by Lorraine Ali — she’s the TV critic at the Los Angeles Times, but she spent most of her career as a pop music critic at the Times and also at Newsweek. We’re also joined by Tyree Boyd-Pates, the history curator at the California African American Museum here in Los Angeles.