Jill Riley

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Jill Riley

Contact Jill Riley at jriley@mpr.org

Jill Riley co-hosts The Morning Show on The Current with Brian Oake, 6-10 a.m. She joined The Current when the station launched in 2005, fresh from her college radio station, KVSC-FM, Saint Cloud State University. She has hosted a variety of DJ timeslots on The Current, from overnights to Saturday night's "Radio Free Current" show.


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Courtney Barnett performs in The Current studio

Melbourne may be half a world away from Minneapolis, but Courtney Barnett has found a loyal group of fans in the Twin Cities. 'From the first time we ever came here, I really did feel the love,' Barnett says, 'so thank you.' In the Twin Cities to play two sold-out shows at First Avenue, Courtney Barnett stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley.

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Sign for Prince at Paisley Park

9:30 Coffee Break: More Purple

Two weeks ago, Sarah, a listener in Chicago, suggested a coffee break about purple. Now, purple has taken on even more significance. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have shades of purple in the title? Send us your requests.

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9:30 Coffee Break: Philly Soul

For today's Coffee Break, let's pay tribute to Billy Paul and his legacy by featuring the sounds of Philly soul. What songs do you want to hear by Philadelphia artists, past and present, who reflect the soulful sounds of the City of Brotherly Love? Send us your requests.

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Olympics Day 6 - Equestrian

9:30 Coffee Break: Horses

The Minnesota Horse Expo takes place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention or refer to a horse or horses? Send us your requests.

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Sri Lanka tea range

9:30 Coffee Break: Tea and Herbal Remedies

There has been a lot of talk about substances like green tea and various herbs and their health benefits. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear refer to tea, herbs or herbal medicine? Send us your requests.

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Girl Looking At Ice Cream Sundae

9:30 Coffee Break: Sweets and Treats

Following news the Ben & Jerry's co-founders were arrested in a political demonstration (they were released shortly thereafter), we're wondering what songs do you want to hear that mention ice cream, tasty confections or other sweet treats?

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Natural Environment Research Council ship

9:30 Coffee Break: Boat Songs

Following a ship-naming contest for Britain's Natural Environment Research Council that saw 'Boaty McBoatface' float to the top, we're wondering what songs you'd like to hear that reference boats or ships. Send us your requests.

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