Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Songs with a political message


Bruce Springsteen

Fiona Apple is featured in a new song called "Tiny Hands" written for the Women's March on Washington happening Saturday, the day after the inauguration. The song has one simple message for our president-elect, but it's a strong one. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have political messages?

Coffee Break: Songs in the spirit of MLK


Martin Luther King Jr.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking the birthday of the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear in the spirit of MLK?

Coffee Break: Hammond organ


closeup on a hammond organ

Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond organ, was born today in 1895. The sound of the Hammond has been used by many rock artists over time. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs featuring the organ do you want to hear? Bonus points if it's a song with a Hammond organ.

Coffee Break: Ginger rock


ginger

January 12 is "Kiss a Ginger Day", a day to celebrate red-headed people around the world. If you see a ginger today, give him or her a smile. And if you plan to place a peck on that ginger, be sure to ask for consent. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from ginger rockers?

Coffee Break: Bonnaroo 2017


Bonnaroo at night

The lineup to Bonnaroo, a music and arts festival in Manchester, TN, has been announced, and it's a diverse and Current-friendly list. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Bonnaroo 2017 artists?

Coffee Break: Androgynous musicians


David Bowie

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of David Bowie. The man was renowned for his bold appearance - sporting all sorts of looks from elaborate makeup to clothing traditionally worn by women to costumes and spacesuits.

Coffee Break: "Overrated" (but not)


meryl streep

Last night at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep received the honorary Cecil B. deMille Award and took the opportunity to criticize President-elect Donald Trump and advocate for freedom of the press. As a response, on Twitter, Trump called her "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that some say are "overrated" but are actually awesome?

Coffee Break: Flying V


Flying V electric guitar

Today in 1958, Gibson launched its "Flying V" electric guitar. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature the Flying V?

Coffee Break: Put a bird on it


bird

It's National Bird Day - a day to reflect on the beauty, songs, and flight of birds, and remember that 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention birds do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Rock your body


Proud Mary

It's a new year and gyms everywhere are full of bright-eyed, cookie-filled folks ready to follow their resolution of getting and staying in shape. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's make a workout mix. What songs do you want to hear that you can rock your body to?