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Jill Riley and Sean McPherson provide the soundtrack to your morning every weekday from 6–10 a.m. With occasional guests and the daily Coffee Break, you'll get what you need to start your day.

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Today in Music History: A Birthday for R.E.M.'s Bill Berry

Elvis got mobbed after a show; James Taylor had a No. 1 single with friend Carole King's song; Survivor had the No. 1 album with 'Eye of the Tiger'; Springsteen played his longest show ever; and R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry was born in Duluth, Minn., Today in Music History.

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Cube Critic: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about the latest installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise. 'The action starts and then goes nonstop for two hours,' Euan says. 'It is brilliant summer fun.'

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9:30 Coffee Break: Once in a Blue Moon

Today, it's a blue moon. We won't have another until January 2018. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the moon in the title or lyrics? Bonus points for "blue moon" mentions. Send us your requests.

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