Coffee Break

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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.

Coffee Break: Electric Lady Studios


Thom Yorke

Electric Lady Studios opened in New York City 50 years ago this week, on August 26, 1970. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were recorded at Electric Lady Studios?

Coffee Break: State Fair memories


A Pronto Pup at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair was supposed to start a week from today, but instead we are wrapping up our final giveaway this morning for the State Fair Food Parade, which starts today. Whether you nabbed a car pass or not, let's keep the spirit of the State Fair alive until next year with a 9:30 Coffee Break.

Coffee Break: Iowa bands


Corn plants knocked over by a derecho

Iowa is still cleaning up a week after a rare and violent storm, and we want to put the spotlight on the state this morning. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature musicians from Iowa?

Coffee Break: Songs for the USPS


Dana Veen

The Postal Service (the thing, not the band) has been at the forefront of news headlines this summer both due to its financial problems and the role that it will play in the upcoming presidential election. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for the USPS?

Coffee Break: Britpop


Blur live in Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 20, 2015

25 years ago, a chart battle went down between Blur and Oasis, dubbed "The Battle of Britpop". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Britpop do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Saw Lightning


Lightning image via NOAA

If you had a sleepless night in Minnesota on Sunday you were not alone -- a lightning storm that is usually fairly fleeting lasted for several hours, and we're in for some more severe weather today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention stormy, severe weather?