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: Bodies of water


Lake Itasca

Earth Day was yesterday and April is Water Month at MPR so we thought it was high time to listen to some water-related music. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a body of water?

Coffee Break: Minnesota music


: On the road with Babes in Toyland,1990.

Tomorrow is Record Store Day and as we prepare to celebrate our local record stores and small businesses, let's spend some time this morning listening to local musicians. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from Minnesota artists do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Drummer singers


Levon Helm

Levon Helm, the drummer and one of the vocalists for The Band, passed away today in 2012. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what drummer singers do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Family jewels


Run the Jewels on 'Austin City Limits'

Thanks to Loran who wrote in with today's theme idea. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have jewelry, gems, or precious metals in their name?

Coffee Break: Radio on the radio


Dad's Radio

Thanks to Loran who wrote in with today's theme idea. For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that make it sound like there is a radio playing IN the song?

Coffee Break: Songs of summer


The Sun close up

Let's will better weather into being with a 9:30 Coffee Break all about summer, warmth, and sunshine.

Coffee Break: High-scoring Scrabble words


Alfred Mosher Butts

Thanks to Jo for writing in with today's theme idea. She pointed out that today in 1899, Scrabble founder Alfred Mosher Butts was born. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have high-scoring Scrabble words in them?

Coffee Break: Essential Songs


This is a big topic. And it's going to be a challenge to narrow it down for today's set of music. But -- have you submitted your Top 10 Essential Songs yet? You have until Monday to mull them over. If you have submitted them, share your lists in the comments. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what are your most essential songs?

Coffee Break: This monkey's gone to Heaven


Pixies

A mummified monkey was found during the demolition of a downtown Minneapolis Dayton's. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention monkeys?

Coffee Break: Weather-related band names


A person bikes through heavy snow around Lake of the Isles

Julie wrote in with a great suggestion for this morning's theme. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have weather-related names?