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Coffee Break: Choice


Happy Election Day! While not every Minnesota community will have something on the ballot this year, many do, including city council elections, school referenda and school board elections. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that mention choice or choosing?

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Nat King Cole Apollo Theater

Today in Music History: The Nat King Cole Show debuted on NBC


'The Nat King Cole Show' was the first on U.S. TV hosted by an African American; Elvis played at the old Met Center in Bloomington, Minn.; the Beach Boys had a film-fueled hit with 'Kokomo'; Garbage kicked off a world tour at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis; and Ryan Adams was born 41 years ago Today in Music History.

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Halloween candy

Coffee Break: I Want Candy


It's National Candy Day! If you're a parent who is enjoying your kids' Halloween candy after they go to bed or if you're making your way through the trick-or-treating leftovers in your office kitchen (like we are), this one will resonate with you. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention candy or a specific type of candy?

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Prince and The Revolution

Today in Music History: Prince and the Revolution debut


Jackie Wilson made his singles chart debut; the Beatles played for the Queen; Johnny Nash saw his way clearly to the top of the singles chart; Roxette had another hit in America; and Prince debuted his backing band, The Revolution, Today in Music History.

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The Current Sessions®

Michigander bring their music and home-state pride to The Current studio

Michigander perform in The Current studio

It's right in the name: Michigander not only wear their roots proudly, but they were even inspired by fellow Michigan band White Stripes. 'It was pretty cool to think some band from Michigan and not from California or New York is a real rock band,' front man Jason Singer recalls. 'That was pretty significant.' Listen to Michigander's complete session at The Current.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

The Current Rewind

A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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Coffee Break: Grammy nominees

Lizzo performs onstage at the Hollywood Palladium

The 2020 Grammy nominees have been released as the Award ceremony is just around the corner - airing Jan. 26 on CBS. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what 2020 Grammy nominees do you want to hear?

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