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: Cyber Monday


Janelle Monae performs on 'Austin City Limits'

It's Cyber Monday - one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with sales totaling $6.59 billion last year. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear about computers, the internet, being online, etc.?

Coffee Break: All things Thanksgiving


Turkey

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we want to say a huge and heartfelt thanks to all of YOU for making our mornings so special. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that remind you of Thanksgiving? The food, travel, family, thankfulness, sleepiness, all of it.

Coffee Break: Theme songs


Isaac Hayes

Today in 1971, Isaac Hayes started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Theme from Shaft." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what theme songs do you want to hear? Yes, we're looking for TV and movie theme songs, but what about the theme to a sporting event? Or a movement? See how creative you can get with this one.

Coffee Break: I'm a loser, baby


Beck performs at the Palace Theatre.

Well, the Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears, the Wild to the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies. Can we as Minnesotans just own these facts and live it up for today's Coffee Break? What songs do you want to hear that are about losing and losers?

Coffee Break: Moments from Rock the Garden


Flaming Lips

If you're a member of MPR or the Walker Art Center, get your member numbers ready as Rock the Garden is back on June 29, 2019 and members have their first shot at getting tickets today at 10 am. For today's Coffee Break, sit back and relax as we bring you some of our favorite moments from Rock the Gardens past. And share your favorite moments in the comments below!

Coffee Break: Give it away, give it away, give it away now


Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

It's Give to the Max day! It's your chance to donate to your favorite nonprofits and schools and share your generosity to support the community around you. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention giving, or the spirit of generosity?

Coffee Break: Remembering Stan Lee


Stan Lee, Marvel Comics icon, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. He was the editor-in-chief, then publisher, then chairman of Marvel Comics, and helped co-create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Stan Lee?

Coffee Break: Veterans Day


American flag at sunset.

Today is the official observed Veterans Day - honoring military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Veterans Day?

Coffee Break: Songs for Carl Sagan


Once Upon a Time, 2002, Steve McQueen

Carl Edward Sagan was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1934. He passed away in December 1996, but not before becoming a world-renowned astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science popularizer, in astronomy and other natural sciences. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Carl Sagan?