Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Spooky tunes


Creepy Classics for Halloween

Though Halloween isn't officially until Tuesday, many Halloween-themed events will be happening this weekend and we need to get in the mood. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what spooky songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Minneapolis sound


Willie Walker

This Saturday, Local Show Host Andrea Swensson will be launching "Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound" which traces the Minneapolis Sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion and artistic passion. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that showcase the classic Minneapolis sound?

Coffee Break: People have the power


Paul and Sheila Wellstone

Today marks 15 years since the plane crash that killed Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, his daughter Marcia, and three members of his campaign staff. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature giving the power to the people?

Coffee Break: Blowin' in the wind


windy

There is a wind advisory in effect for much of central and southern Minnesota until 6 pm today, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what windy songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Release gimmicks


The Damned Strawberries

Today in 1982, The Damned released their album 'Strawberries', packaged with a strawberry-smelling lyric sheet. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands who released their album with some sort of gimmick?

Coffee Break: Father figure


George Michael in 1988

Without knowing each other's selections, both Jill and Brian chose songs for today's Song War that feature issues with a father. And at age 68, Billy Joel is expecting his third child. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention fathers?

Coffee Break: Canadian icons


Paul Langlois and Gordon Downie

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has died from brain cancer at age 53. Musicians and fans around the word are mourning his loss, especially in his home country of Canada. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Canadian icons?

Coffee Break: Rock & Roll


An image of Chuck Berry was displayed at the Rock Hall induction

This morning for Today in Music History, we highlighted Chuck Berry who was born today in 1926 and died this past March at the age of 90. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "rock & roll" in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: This "and" that


For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that are named "Blank AND Blank"?

Coffee Break: Little blanks


Today in 1951, eighteen-year-old Richard Penniman, a.k.a. Little Richard, made his first recordings at a studio in Atlanta. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have "Little" in the title or chorus?