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: Friday the 13th


Coffee Break Graphic

Today is Friday the 13th and it's a full moon. If you're superstitious, today's your day to find some black cats and break some mirrors.

Coffee Break: Encourage and empower


Coffee Break Graphic

September 12 is National Day of Encouragement, started by a group of Arkansas teenagers in 2007 in order to counter what they felt was the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that encourage or empower?

Coffee Break: New York


New York skyline

It's September 11 and it's hard to separate this day from the tragic events of 2001. So let's spend some time this morning respectfully remembering the residents, workers, firefighters and law enforcement officers of New York. For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference New York?

Coffee Break: Duets


Sonny Bono

This morning Sean brought us in a whole bunch of trivia centered around songs that have two lead vocalists. Let's expand on that for this morning's set of music. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that have two lead vocalists?

Coffee Break: Auditions


The Monkees

Today in 1965, The Hollywood Reporter ran the following advertisement: "Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys." From that advertisement, The Monkees were eventually born. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that were at least partially formed from auditions?

Coffee Break: MN artists with No. 1s


Lizzo performs 'Truth Hurts' on NBC's TODAY show

Today we are asking the question - what Minnesota-connected artists have occupied the No. 1 slot on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart since the chart's inception in 1958?

Coffee Break: I Want You


Elvis Costello

Jill was thinking about the song "I Want You" by Elvis Costello earlier this week and thought it would make for a great set of music and she's right! So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "I Want You"?

Coffee Break: Queens


Beyonce performs at Coachella, 2018.

Happy Birthday to Beyonce who was born in 1981, making her 38 today. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break in honor of Beyonce, what songs do you want to hear from absolute queens?

Coffee Break: Fall / Back to school


Backpacks

Most students and teachers are back to school this week and we're coming to terms with the inevitability of fall. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference something that has to do with fall, back to school, etc.?

Coffee Break: Blank and the Band Name


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats on 'The Late Show'

Today in 1975, KC and the Sunshine Band went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Get Down Tonight." And tonight, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play a sold out show at Surly Brewing Festival Field. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from a band that is named Blank and the Band Name?