Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Songs that teach


An empty elementary classroom.

We know today is a very different first day of school for many families. Maybe your little ones are logging into zoom this morning, maybe they're headed back to school with safety measures in place, or maybe it's a combination of the two. Whatever the case, we wish you all the best of luck and want to play a set of educational songs for you this morning.

Coffee Break: Songs for the American Worker


Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882

It's the Friday before the three-day Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the working class. With a worldwide pandemic turning economies upside down, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the tough times workers are facing right now.

Coffee Break: Circle Me, Bert!


Blyleven in 2010

Bert Blyleven, an analyst for the Minnesota Twins for the past 25 years who famously used a telestrator to draw circles around fans' signs that read "Circle Me Bert," will be stepping down from his broadcast role today.

Coffee Break: Jumping Worms


A view of a worm above the ground.

Minnesota is seeing an invasive jumping worm wriggling its way into our lakes and forests this summer. (Eek!) For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear that mention jumping?

Coffee Break: September songs


Earth, Wind and Fire

Can you believe it's September 1st? Let's wrap our heads around this fact with a 9:30 Coffee Break featuring September songs.

Today in Music History: Remembering Jerry Reed


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Jerry Reed passed away; Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles' contract; Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for radio; U2 released their first record; Mick Jones left the Clash; Tina Turner had her first No. 1 hit; and influential punk and new wave act Blondie signed to Chrysalis Records, Today in Music History.

Coffee Break: Virtual vacation


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It's a rainy Monday morning, and we want to daydream about being somewhere fabulous. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's go on a virtual vacation. What songs would you like to hear that take you to somewhere you'd like to be right now?

Coffee Break: Put the needle on the record


Shopping for records at Goner Records in Memphis

Record Store Day is looking a little differently this year than in years past as it's three Saturdays - the first being tomorrow, then Sep. 26, then Oct. 24. What songs do you want to hear that mention vinyl?

Coffee Break: Sign o' the Times


Prince in the film 'Sign o' the Times.'

We're going to put the spotlight on the Prince album 'Sign o' the Times' this morning. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from 'Sign o' the Times' do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Female empowerment


Margo Price performing at the Ryman Auditorium

Today is Women's Equality Day, commemorating the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.