Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: John Prine covers

Singer-songwriter John Prine performs

John Prine has passed away at age 73 from complications related to COVID0-19. For his birthday last October we dove into a bunch of John Prine covers for the Coffee Break, so let's revisit more today. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what John Prine covers do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Home


Home. It's where we are (or should be) spending all of our time now, except for essential workers and for getting necessarily supplies and services.

Coffee Break: Devil's haircut

Beck on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Whether you are home bound, social distancing, out of the job, or just trying to get by day to day in the weird times we're living in, chances are you are off of your typical hair game. Most hair salons (and waxing places!) are closed and even though it's only been a few weeks, and some of us are feeling a little unkempt. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention hair?

Coffee Break: Filling the time


For the most part, minus essential workers and people exercising outside or shopping for necessities, we're truly supposed to be at home. So for today's Coffee Break let us know - what are you doing to stay busy? And are there any songs that reflect those actions?

Coffee Break: National Recording Registry additions

Whitney Houston

Every year, 25 recordings are picked to be added to the National Recording Registry, founded in 2000 by the Library of Congress to showcase the breadth and depth of American sound. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were added to the National Recording Registry this year?

Coffee Break: Counting songs for the 2020 Census

Feist at Rock the Garden 2018.

Happy Census Day! Thanks to MN State Demographer Susan Brower for joining us this morning to share the importance of filling out your Census, which only comes around once every 10 years and helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

Coffee Break: International Transgender Day of Visibility


March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're going to put a spotlight on some trans artists you should check out.

Coffee Break: Reach out and touch (except don't!)

Tame Impala perform at Surly Festival Field

Since we can't reach out and touch each other right now, let's explore some musical touching. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention touching?