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: Misspellings


Magical Mystery Tour

The National Spelling Bee crowned 8 champions last night who were so good that the Bee was running out of words. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear that misspell words on purpose?

Coffee Break: Bobs


After 27 years at Minnesota Public Radio, Bob Collins is retiring. He'll join his "best friend for five minutes" Mary Lucia from 2-4:30 this afternoon to talk about his legacy at MPR and do one last news break. We will miss you Bob! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are performed by a Bob? Variations on the name are welcome.

Coffee Break: Teen breakouts


Billie Eilish performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC

Rolling Stone has named Billie Eilish Teenager of the Year. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what musicians and bands to you want to hear that rose to fame in their teens?

Coffee Break: Male/female duos


The Ting Tings

We played the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go" this morning and it got us thinking about all of the great male/female duos out there. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what male/female duos do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Happy (hour)


Brian Oake and Jill Riley

As we head into this 3-day weekend, we are excited to announce our next set of Oake & Riley in the Afternoon happy hour events. In the meantime, what songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that mention happy, joy, glee, etc?

Coffee Break: Strings attached


Chastity Brown at Rock the Garden 2018.

Chastity Brown is dropping by the studio this morning to announce her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on June 8. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with a string section or elements of a symphony orchestra?

Coffee Break: Goth


Siouxsie Sioux

Today is World Goth Day - a day where the goth scene gets to "celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world". And the weather in the Twin Cities today is perfectly cooperating as it's cloudy and rainy and moody and broody. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what goth songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Big


Images of Notorious B.I.G. during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival

The Notorious B.I.G. was born today in 1972. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear with "big" or a "big"-related word in them?

Coffee Break: Dragons and disappointment


Weapons from the Game of Thrones on display

Last night, the very final episode of Game of Thrones aired and people are ----- mad? They're mad about it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's get some feelings out. What songs do you want to hear that revolve around things that could be in the world of Game of Thrones OR express disappointment?

Coffee Break: Visual art for Art-A-Whirl


Art-A-Whirl

It's Art-A-Whirl this weekend - the largest open studio tour in the country - happening throughout Northeast Minneapolis. Nearly 800 artists will showcase their work of all different art forms including pottery, painting, glass art, collage, jewelry, installation, all of it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention or celebrate a form of visual art?