Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Music kids love


Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

Coffee Break: Forests!


A 235-acre parcel of land purchased for a wildlife management area.

Thursday, March 21 is the International Day of Forests, established by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees for the benefit of current and future generations. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention trees or things you might find in a forest?

Coffee Break: Happy Spring


Alesund - 12 - buds

As of 4:58 pm today, Spring will have officially SPRUNG. It's been a long winter and we are ready. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mean spring to you? Think green, new life, warm weather, resurrection, a fresh start.

Coffee Break: Surf Rock for Dick Dale


Dick Dale

Over the weekend Richard Anthony Monsour, known professionally as Dick Dale, passed away at the age of 81. He was known as the King of the Surf Guitar and a pioneer of early surf rock music. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what surf music or surf music influenced songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Going green for St. Patrick's Day


St Patrick's Day Parade in Albany, N.Y.

It has long been a tradition to dress in green clothing and green accessories to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. As we head into St. Patty's weekend, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break what songs do you want to hear that mention green?

Coffee Break: Prefixes and suffixes


For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a name with a formal prefix or suffix? We're talking Mr., Miss, Mrs., Dr., Sgt., Prof., Sir, Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.

Coffee Break: Fog, flooding and heavy rains


A pedestrian crosses South Sixth Street in downtown Minneapolis.

Winter storm Ulmer is causing some hazardous conditions in the Midwest as we've got a flood watch in effect in the Twin Cities from 1 pm this afternoon through Thursday evening and a dense fog advisory currently in effect this morning. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference fog, flooding and heavy rains?

Coffee Break: Hal Blaine


Tedesco and Blaine

Drummer and session musician Hal Blaine has passed away at the age of 90. A Hall of Famer and member of "The Wrecking Crew", he played on songs from the Beach Boys to Simon & Garfunkel to Nancy Sinatra, and so many more. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature Hal Blaine on drums?

Coffee Break: Time for a nap!


A person sleeps in the hay with cows inside the cow barn.

Monday March 11 is National Napping Day which conveniently occurs the day after Daylight Saving Time. Why not carve out one hour today to catch up on sleep lost? And for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that might be nice to nap to, including songs that mention sleep?