Jill Riley

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Jill Riley

Contact Jill Riley at jriley@mpr.org

Jill Riley co-hosts weekday mornings on The Current with Steve Seel, 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. She is also known as Savage Animal of the Minnesota RollerGirls' Garda Belts team.


MN United FC training

9:30 Coffee Break: Kicking It

Tomorrow is Minnesota United FC's home opener, and earlier this morning, head coach Manny Lagos stopped in to talk to us about it. With all the soccer talk this morning, let's continue it into our 9:30 Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear that mention "kick", "kicks" or "kicking"? Send us your requests.

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Manny Lagos

Interview: Manny Lagos, head coach of MN United FC

Minnesota United FC play their home opener this Saturday, April 25, versus the San Antonio Scorpions. United's head coach, Manny Lagos, joined us in the studio to share some thoughts ahead of the big game. 'We're almost at a sellout this weekend,' he says. 'so I encourage you to get your tickets if you want to see an amazing home opener in an amazing atmosphere.'

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Nino Niederreiter, Jason Pominville, MN Wild, goal

9:30 Coffee Break: Goal songs for the Minnesota Wild

Mike from Minnetonka, Minn., thinks the Minnesota Wild need a better goal song than "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what song would you recommend is played over the Xcel Energy Center's public-address system when the Wild score a goal? Send your requests.

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Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

Album Review: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

It's hard to put a finger on what Alabama Shakes are all about; they draw from a number of sounds and genres, and that's audible on the new album 'Sound & Color', the highly anticipated follow-up to the band's debut, 'Boys & Girls'. And there is no sophomore slump here.

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Coffee Break

9:30 Coffee Break: Bands from St. Paul

This evening is Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's State of the City speech at the newly opened Concert Hall at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. When he stopped into the studio earlier this week to talk with The Current's Morning Show, he said "this isn't your father's State of the City address." He's adding a musical component to the event, to highlight the local music scene in the Twin Cities. Since tonight's event will focus on the state of the city of Saint Paul, let's put together a list of bands that identify their home as (or got their start in) Saint Paul.

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Coffee Break

9:30 Coffee Break: Short People

A recent article in 'The Atlantic' explored the virtues of being short. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear by musicians who are short on height but long on talent?

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