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: A birthday party for Paul McCartney


Paul McCartney at Capitol Records

Sir James Paul McCartney was born today in 1942, making him 78 today. Let's throw him a birthday party this morning. What Paul McCartney songs do you want hear, spanning his career with the Beatles, the Wings and his solo work?

Coffee Break: BIPOC folk music icons


Odetta on A Prairie Home Companion

For today's Rock and Roll Book Club selection, Jay Gabler brought by 'Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest' by Ian Zack -- a biography he says is "very, very long overdue". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, inspired by the story of Odetta, what folk music icons do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Songs with a gospel influence


Lauryn Hill performs at Glastonbury 2019

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs with a gospel influence do you want to hear? We're talking indie and pop songs that are clearly influenced by gospel.

Coffee Break: Temp check


Thermometer

Temp check! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, is there a song that represents the way you feel today?

Coffee Break: Making history


A crowd in front of a mural.

History is being made in Minnesota, across the country, and all of the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that pay tribute to history being made?

Coffee Break: Growth


Vegetable Garden

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about "growth" do you want to hear? Ranging from backyard gardens to personal growth to systemic change, let's put together a set of music this morning for all of the growth happening (or that needs to happen) around us.

Coffee Break: Prince


Prince at the 2007 Super Bowl

Though he wasn't a believer in birthdays, Prince would have turned 62 yesterday. A whole pile of his collaborators put together a collaborative version of "The Cross" yesterday as a message of hope, love and peace in the midst of a global pandemic and widespread unrest gripping Minneapolis and America. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Prince songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: People have the power


People with raised fists.

This week we have centered Coffee Break themes around cleaning up, neighbors, change, revolution, and now after two weeks of unrest in the Twin Cities and beyond, it seems time for a theme centered around the understanding that "people have the power".