My friend, my mentor, Rebecca Marx


On Tuesday, I found out one my favorite people in the Twin Cities passed away the other week, and I want to share her with you. ​ Rebecca Marx was a friend and a mentor in the music scene for several years before I moved to Colorado in 2016, and even then, I saw her…

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session


SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame


When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Wellness Wednesday: Becky Smith of Violence Free Minnesota


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and now more than ever it's important to shine a light on domestic violence in our communities. This month, communities and advocacy organizations across the country are connecting with the public and each other to raise awareness about signs of abuse and ways to stop it, to provide additional resources to community leaders and policymakers, and to uplift survivor stories. Violence Free Minnesota is one such organization.

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Thom Yorke

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Thom Yorke


Thom Yorke was born; The Beatles turned down a million bucks to perform in New York; Jose Feliciano kept World Series fans waiting with a long version of the national anthem; John Lennon was granted permanent residence in the U.S.; and Paula Abdul hit No. 1 in the album charts after 64 weeks, Today in Music History.

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The Current Sessions®

Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Early Eyes: Virtual Session

Early Eyes - Virtual Session

Get a peek into the world of singer/songwriter Jake Berglove of Early Eyes as he joins The Current's Jade for a virtual session. The two chat about Berglove's aspirations for the future of Early Eyes, where he'd like to perform post-pandemic and the excitement of signing to a label.

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Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Connecting from Nashville, Delta Spirit join Jade for a virtual session where they'll be playing songs from their latest record, What Is There, and talk about staying connected as a band when you're geographically separated.

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Coffee Break: Unity Day

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Today, October 21, is Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exude unity, kindness, inclusion and love?

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Wellness Wednesday: Physician-scientist Beth Thielen on Halloween safety


It's spooky season, and Halloween is just around the corner. As scary as so much of 2020 has been, the fun and theatrics of the costumed, sugar-laden holiday may come as a relief. However, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and that means Halloween will need to look a little different this year, with some traditions being riskier than others.

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