The Life And Legacy Of Aretha Franklin, New Film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ On Representation, Things In Need Of Repair Often Get Trashed

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Actors Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Ken Jeong and Awkwafina participate in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film “Crazy Rich Asians” at AOL Studios on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Aretha Franklin died today at the age of 76 in her home in Detroit. Today, we’ll talk to two experts about the life and legacy of “The Queen of Soul”. And when a kitchen appliance stops working or the hem of your shirt comes undone, what do you do with them? We talk to a guest who believes we’re giving up on many of our possessions too soon and need to invest some time in fixing things. We also discuss the new film that is the first since 1993’s ‘Joy Luck Club’ to have an entirely Asian-American cast.

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  • Remembering Aretha Franklin, 'The Queen Of Soul'

    Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind a massive influence on America’s music and culture. Central Time producer Dean Knetter talks with two guests about Franklin’s career and legacy.

  • The Impact Of 'Crazy Rich Asians' On Representation In Hollywood

    The film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hit the big screen this week, and it’s the first Hollywood movie with an entirely Asian-American cast since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club.” Many are calling it a win for on-screen representation, but some questions remain over Hollywood’s commitment to making movies with racially diverse casts, especially Asian-American casts. An expert on media and representations talk about the significance of the film, the lofty expectations being placed on it, and how it could shape Hollywood’s diversity efforts in the future.

  • The Case For Repairing, Not Replacing

    Don’t replace it – repair it! That’s the message of a growing movement across the globe, that aims to get people fixing their broken items through pop up repair shops and “repair cafés.” We hear from the founder of one such shop, who makes the case for a less throwaway society.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Dean Knetter Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Alexander Shashko Guest
  • Thulani Davis Guest
  • Lori Lopez Guest
  • Sandra Goldmark Guest

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