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: Light and day


summer solstice

Today is Summer Solstice - the longest day of 2018 for anyone living north of the equator. Here in Minnesota, we should see around 16 hours of sunlight. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that prominently mention light or day?

Coffee Break: Auto parts


Soundset 2018

Traffic was particularly challenging in the Twin Cities this morning with a crash on I-35W and a plugged up I-94. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention auto parts?

Coffee Break: ALLCAPS artists


ABBA

Thanks to Dylan for writing in with today's theme idea. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists or bands do you want to hear whose names are in ALLCAPS?

Coffee Break: Monologues


Mark Wheat joins Feist on stage for

At Rock the Garden this weekend our own Mark Wheat hopped up on stage with Feist to perform the spoken word portion of "Century". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have a spoken monologue?

Coffee Break: Garden songs


rock the garden emmet kowler

Tomorrow is Rock the Garden and throughout the day you'll be hearing some great music from featured RTG artists past and present. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break in celebration of this event, what songs do you want to hear that mention something that might be found in a garden?

Coffee Break: A color in the band name


Black Sabbath

Thanks to Paul for writing in with today's theme idea. He suggested we play bands with a color in their name, because "any time we can increase the chances of Black Sabbath getting played is a good thing!" We'll see, Paul. We'll see. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have a color in their band name?

Coffee Break: songs for the #MPRraccoon


A raccoon scratches itself a window sill.

On Tuesday, June 12, all eyes turned toward a determined and confused raccoon just outside of Minnesota Public Radio's headquarters. The #MPRraccoon scaled the side of the UBS tower in downtown St. Paul. Overnight, the #MPRraccoon safely made it to the roof and was successfully live trapped. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for the #MPRraccoon? Send your requests.

Coffee Break: Sweet Child O' Mine


Guns N' Roses

Thanks to Loran for writing in with today's theme idea. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with "child" in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Rhyming band names


Songs from the Big Chair

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from band names that rhyme? We'll give you an example: Tears for Fears.