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: Remembering Stan Lee


Stan Lee, Marvel Comics icon, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. He was the editor-in-chief, then publisher, then chairman of Marvel Comics, and helped co-create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Stan Lee?

Coffee Break: Veterans Day


American flag at sunset.

Today is the official observed Veterans Day - honoring military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Veterans Day?

Coffee Break: Songs for Carl Sagan


Once Upon a Time, 2002, Steve McQueen

Carl Edward Sagan was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1934. He passed away in December 1996, but not before becoming a world-renowned astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science popularizer, in astronomy and other natural sciences. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Carl Sagan?

Coffee Break: Features on a map


Lutsen Mountains

There are so many examples of band names that include words that could describe various geographical features. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands whose names could be features on a map?

Coffee Break: Songs for post-Election


Supporters record and cheer as Tim Walz takes the stage in St. Paul.

We've been running down election results and analysis today with MPR News Reporter Tim Nelson. A lot of races from yesterday's Midterm Elections were close and we're still a very divided country. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs can we play for you that reflect how you feel today?

Coffee Break: Songs for Election Day


Election 2018 Minnesota

It's Election Day! What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that are about voting, choice and giving the power to the people?

Coffee Break: You want it darker


Darkness decends

With yesterday's Daylight Savings Time, our evenings are about to get darker faster. Early morning commuters might get a little extra sun for a few weeks, but our daylight hours are shortening in the meantime. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear about darkness and losing light?

Coffee Break: If I could turn back time


Mpls. City Hall tower bells play Prince tribute

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday November 4 so at 2 am on Sunday morning, make sure to turn your clocks back 1 hour to 1 am local standard time. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention time or clocks?

Coffee Break: Royalty for Bohemian Rhapsody


Freddie Mercury

The official release date is tomorrow, but tonight you can start screening the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" at theaters across the country. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs and artists do you want to hear that are royalty-themed?

Coffee Break: Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween from Oake & Riley. Let's open up the spooky floodgates today and let it all pour in. What Halloween-appropriate songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?