Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Sad and angry


A new academic study from Michigan's Lawrence Technical University claims that pop music is getting sadder and angrier.

Coffee Break: Sustainers


Freddie Mercury

For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear where there is a note that is sustained for a long time by a singer or instrument?

Coffee Break: Jump!


The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out'

This morning, Jill spun The Pointer Sisters' "Jump (For My Love)" from their 1983 hit album 'Break Out' for her Vinyl Tap pick. So for our 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention jump, leap, hop or spring in their lyrics?

Coffee Break: New Member Monday


It's New Member Monday -- the day during our member drive where we focus on getting new members and shower them with MPR eco-straws as a thank you. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that got a new, significant member after they had already been rolling for a while?

Coffee Break: Join the club


For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear that reference a club, group, or organization?

Coffee Break: International Clash Day


International Clash Day

Today is #InternationalClashDay - where music lovers all over the world celebrate the music and message of U.K. punk band The Clash. Let's explore the world of The Clash for today's 9:30 Coffee Break -- what song by The Clash, or a Clash-adjacent band, means the most to you?

Coffee Break: I __ you


Today's Coffee Break topic is simple -- what songs do you want to hear that say "I ___ you"?

Coffee Break: Year of the Pig


Three Little Pigs

Happy Chinese New Year - the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. According to Chinese mythology, 2019 is the year of the pig -- the 12th animal of the zodiac. Some say the pig is said to signify good fortune. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention pigs, bacon, or luck in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Boston/New England


Tom Brady 0112 of the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots won the big game last night 13 to 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands hailing from Boston/New England?