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: Wellness Wednesday


Mary Lucia talks with Sam Choo

May is Mental Health Month, and in conjunction with Call to Mind, we're sharing tips for well-being, stories of managing mental health, and playing songs to empower and support you in caring for yourself. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the themes of self-care, healing and mental health?

Coffee Break: For the Class of 2020


Graduation

If you are a graduating senior this year, we want to give you well wishes and acknowledge that you're going through a unique and tough experience with the disruption of your last year.

Coffee Break: 24 hours no pandemic


First Avenue 50 photos Nate Ryan MPR

Use your imagination! Let's just say that there's no pandemic happening for 24 hours. How would you spend those 24 hours? Let us know in your song suggestions for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Coffee Break: Sounds Like Home


Nur-D performs in The Current studio.

We're so excited for the start of Sounds Like Home -- three days of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota musicians, brought to you by The Current. It starts today at 2 pm and goes through Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, tell us, what musicians that are performing in Sounds Like Home do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: May the 4th be with you


Thom Yorke shows his respect to BB-8.

It's May the 4th - the unofficial holiday celebrating the Star Wars franchise. It's a pun on the famous line "May the force be with you" and it was allegedly coined by Margaret Thatcher's followers in 1979. Wow! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that a fan of Star Wars might love?

Coffee Break: International Workers' Day


assembly line

May 1 is International Workers' Day - a celebration of laborers and the working classes. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for the working class?

Coffee Break: Libraries, books and reading


Pile of books, circa 1955

We're excited about a new podcast for families launching today from APM starring Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton - "Julie's Library". Also last week was National Library Week, and so many libraries in the Twin Cities are doing e-book rentals and curbside pickup. So it's got us in the mood for books. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention libraries, books and reading?

Coffee Break: Here comes the rain again


US-WEATHER-RAIN-CALIFORNIA

Showers and thunderstorms are likely in Minnesota today with a high of 53 expected so we want to put a playlist together for you of cold and rainy songs -- hopefully you can get a nap in at some point today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for a rainy day?

Coffee Break: Recovery anthems


The Beatles at Abbey Road in 1967.

The New York Times reports that NYC hospitals have started picking their preferred recovery anthems to play as discharged patients roll out the doors. Let's come up with our own list of recovery anthems today. What would you want to hear if you were leaving the hospital?