Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter have declared today as "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day" in honor of the passing of the Supreme Court justice. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear in honor of RBG?

Coffee Break: R-E-S-P-E-C-T


Aretha Franklin performing

Today, September 18, is National Respect Day. What songs do you want to hear that celebrate - or maybe demand - respect?

Coffee Break: Civic duty


Election primary voting Minneapolis

Are you registered to vote yet? Election Day is your chance to make your voice heard, to make a difference in your community, to exercise your most fundamental right.

Coffee Break: Reggae pioneers


Toots and the Maytals

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert has died at age 77. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music, and it's got us in the mood to take a spin down reggae lane this morning. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from reggae pioneers?

Coffee Break: Give the drummer some


Drummer Neil Peart of Rush in 1976.

Rush drummer Neil Peart passed away earlier this year and tomorrow (his birthday) the live-streamed Modern Drummer Festival 2020 will be in tribute to him. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that celebrate great drummers?

Coffee Break: Fictional bands


'Willy and the Poor Boys'

Jay Gabler brought by his latest Rock & Roll Book Club pick this morning and it's Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell, about a fictional band from the 1960s. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear where a fictional band is mentioned?

Coffee Break: Collabs


This morning, The Current is debuting a single from the new project Painted Shield featuring Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlin and Seattle keyboardist and singer Brittany Davis.

Coffee Break: Songs that teach


An empty elementary classroom.

We know today is a very different first day of school for many families. Maybe your little ones are logging into zoom this morning, maybe they're headed back to school with safety measures in place, or maybe it's a combination of the two. Whatever the case, we wish you all the best of luck and want to play a set of educational songs for you this morning.