The Chart Show Hall of Fame

The Chart Show

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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Listen to Looch: digging into First Avenue history with The Current Rewind

First Avenue

Mary Lucia talks with Cecilia Johnson, producer of The Current Rewind podcast. In season two of The Current Rewind, the program looks at 10 pivotal dates in the history of First Avenue. Johnson talks about what it's been like working on the new season of the program, and she also discusses First Avenue's past, present and future.

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Tony Glover archives, including rare Bob Dylan recordings, going up for auction


The widow of Tony Glover, the late Minneapolis folk icon known as one of Bob Dylan’s most intimate early musical associates, is auctioning Glover’s archives in an online sale taking place Nov. 12-19. It’s a collection of extraordinary historical significance, particularly for anyone interested in Dylan’s Dinkytown period and his lifelong Minnesota connections. The items…

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show!

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Wellness Wednesday: Physician-scientist Beth Thielen on Halloween safety

Beth Thielen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota assistant prof.

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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The Current Rewind: October 22, 1990

The Current Rewind: 10/22/90

Alternative rock stayed underground throughout the '80s, but in the early '90s, that distorted, furious sound burst into the mainstream. In this episode of The Current Rewind, members of Cows and Babes in Toyland talk about sharing a bill with Sonic Youth at First Avenue.

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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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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Unity Day

Waseca playground

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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Beth Thielen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota assistant prof.

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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