Trivia Week, Day Four: Beer and Music


Trivia Week, Day four, features questions that mash up beer styles and music. Going head to head on this topic are Bauhaus Brew Labs' Matt Schwandt and Utepils Brewing Company's Joe Lien. You can test your knowledge with seven bonus questions.

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Interview: The Shins' James Mercer on 'Oh, Inverted World' at 20 Years


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary and remastered release of their record 'Oh, Inverted World,' James Mercer of The Shins joins Mary Lucia to talk about the iconic indie-rock release, what he's been up to, and one of the first places he remembers hearing "New Slang" playing in the wild after releasing it back in 2001.

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Trivia Week, Day Three: Minnesota Legends


Trivia Week, Day Three, features questions about Minnesota legends. Going head to head on this topic are the KARE 11 anchor Jana Shortal and MPR News host Angela Davis. You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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Wellness Wednesday: Creating safer spaces as live events return


As a DJ and promoter, Shannon Blowtorch says she's been going 'blue in the face' trying to explain how venue security staff need to be sensitive to the needs of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Now, she and Kimmy Hull have founded a company dedicated to supporting venues in creating safer spaces.

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The Current Sessions®

LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: New Music Friday

Prince performing onstage under a spotlight

There's an abundance of new music that dropped today, including new albums from, Prince, Billie Eilish, Bleachers, and more. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what New Music Friday releases do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Kate Bush


The Troggs had a big hit with 'Wild Thing'; Andy Gibb was record-buyers' everything with a hit single; Steve Winwood rolled with a late-80s chart topper; Billy Bragg helped spread goodwill and guitars to the incarcerated; and Kate Bush was born, Today in Music History.

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