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: Neighbor to neighbor


Cleanup in south Minneapolis Saturday.

As curfews in Minneapolis and St. Paul stretch into another night (10 p.m. to 4 a.m.) we wanted to put the spotlight on neighborhoods today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the theme of neighbors and neighborhoods?

Coffee Break: Cleanup / rebuild


Protestors sweep water out of the partially destroyed Wells Fargo bank

Though we don't know what today or this week or the next month will bring, let's put a spotlight on volunteers and cleanup efforts this morning. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the theme of cleaning up and rebuilding?

Coffee Break: MPLS/St. Paul


The sun set over the Twin Cities as smoke hovers over St. Paul

Crowds took to the streets for a third night in a row last night in reaction to the death of George Floyd. You can follow MPR News for coverage of breaking news in this ongoing crisis, but in the meantime, let's put together a set of music in honor of our Twin Cities that are experiencing painful unrest right now.

Coffee Break: Peace, love and understanding


Two men hug.

Protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent last night and early this morning in Minneapolis. The only thing we can think of to do for this morning's Coffee Break is play a set of songs for you around the theme of "peace, love and understanding". Let us know what you'd like to hear.

Coffee Break: Dreams


Billie Eilish, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'

Neurologist and sleep expert Dr. Michael Howell will call in this morning after 9 to speak with Jill about dreaming in a world crisis and how that can affect our sleep patterns. Have you had sincerely weird and disturbing dreams lately? Have you had trouble sleeping? Then this Coffee Break is for you.

Coffee Break: Songs for delivery workers


postal service

There are so many essential workers to be thankful for, and today we want to put the spotlight on postal and delivery workers. So tell us - for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for postal and delivery workers?

Coffee Break: Songs for Healthcare Workers


People wearing face masks and scrubs wave and hold phones.

Let's put together a set of music today for our hero healthcare workers that are stepping up to help out when they are needed most. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for healthcare workers?

Coffee Break: Enough about me...


Dez Dickerson points at the audience at First Avenue

Enough about me...let's talk about you. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that say "you" in the title?

Coffee Break: Wellness Wednesday


Mary Lucia talks with Sam Choo

May is Mental Health Month, and in conjunction with Call to Mind, we're sharing tips for well-being, stories of managing mental health, and playing songs to empower and support you in caring for yourself. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the themes of self-care, healing and mental health?