#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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Top ten new Minnesota State Fair foods that sound like band names


Bananas Foster French Toast These ska sensations will have you skankin’ through the Midway all night long. UpNorth Puff Pasty This Ely rapper will have you nodding your head with his bold lyrics and bouncing beats built on polka samples. Shrimp Ceviche This jazz guitar quartet will wow you with their fleet-fingered renditions of Ritchie…

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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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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: ALLCAPS artists

ABBA

Thanks to Dylan for writing in with today's theme idea. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists or bands do you want to hear whose names are in ALLCAPS?

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