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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NEA announces 2021 National Heritage Fellowship winners


This year's honorees include the Mexican-American band Los Lobos, Mississippi blues singer-songwriter Cedric Burnside, the founder of the Irish-American musical group Cherish the Ladies, and Native American and Puerto Rican textile artists.

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Trivia Week, Day Two: Album Covers


Trivia Week, Day Two, features questions about iconic album covers. Going head to head on this topic are the Electric Fetus's Orion Treon and Mill City Sound's Rob Sheeley. You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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Today in Music History: 'Sukiyaki' went No. 1


Kyu Sakamoto started a three-week run at No. 1 with "Sukiyaki,"; The Doors played in Minneapolis; Dire Straits topped the album charts; Nirvana released their debut album; the world said goodbye to Ella Fitzgerald; and the Beastie Boys hosted the Tibetan Freedom Concert, Today in Music History.

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Coffee Break: Songs that offer advice


Since we're getting into grad party season, let's send our seniors off to the big wide world with some musical advice. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that offer a bit of advice?

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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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Coffee break: Most decorated

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Simone Biles is leaving the Tokyo Olympics tied as Team USA's most decorated gymnast ever. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, who are the most decorated bands/musicians that you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'


Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'; Macca announced the formation of Wings; Tears for Fears had something to shout about; Def Leppard released 'Hysteria'; singer and all-around good guy Tony Bennett has a birthday; Bob Dylan returned to Newport Folk Festival after a 37-year absence; and The Beach Boys released 'Surfer Girl', Today in Music History.

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