#MPRRaccoon shirts and tote bag

Hashtag MPRRaccoon MPR Membership Tote

#MPRraccoon shirts are for sale ($25) on Public Media Market. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these t-shirts will go to The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, supporting injured and orphaned wildlife. You can also get a #MPRRaccoon totebag by becoming a member of The Current for $5/month.

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Pride Party Anthem Requests

The Current celebrates Pride Weekend

This weekend we're rocking Twin Cities Pride and we want to kick it off with your favorite songs. Let us know what you want to hear and Mark Wheat will play 'em back Friday 6-8 p.m.

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Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House


Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

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John Louis performs in the Radio Heartland studio

John Louis performs live at Radio Heartland


John Louis's songwriting is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt was a personal hero of John's, so John's new live album is very loosely based on a live record Townes recorded back in 1977. John Louis recently stopped at Radio Heartland to perform some songs from the new album.

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Download The Current app


Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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McNally Smith auctioning 3,000+ items including Prince mural, many instruments


When McNally Smith College of Music abruptly shut its doors late last year, hundreds of people were displaced. The institution listed financial trouble and low enrollment as the reasons for the swift closure. Since then, the college has sat empty on Exchange Street in downtown St. Paul. Because everything ended so quickly, everyone was left…

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Prince record collection

60 Essential Prince songs


In honor of the 60th anniversary of Prince's birth, The Current is honoring Prince's life with a playlist of 60 Essential Prince Songs, hand-picked and hosted by our staff. In addition to the career-spanning selection of songs — which includes his chart-topping hits, to be sure, but also dives into some of his more under-appreciated output .

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The Current Sessions®

Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House

Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

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Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Macalester College alumnus Will Sheff is frontman of the band Okkervil River. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sheff and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Eels perform in The Current studio

Eels perform in The Current studio

Following a four-year break from touring, Eels are back on the road following the release of their album, 'The Deconstruction.' 'It's so much fun to be doing this again,' says Mark Oliver Everett, aka E. 'I honestly think we might be doing our best shows ever right now.' Eels stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Monologues

Mark Wheat joins Feist on stage for

At Rock the Garden this weekend our own Mark Wheat hopped up on stage with Feist to perform the spoken word portion of "Century". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have a spoken monologue?

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