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: 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


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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?

Coffee Break: Friday flowers


Flowers in bloom at Lake Harriet Rose Garden

Spring is here, we're looking at a high of 65 in the Twin Cities today and sun throughout the weekend, so let's all make sure to get outside and (hygienically, from a distance) stop and smell the flowers. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention flowers of any type?

Coffee Break: Shoes


First Avenue Vans

If you're looking for a way to support First Avenue while it's closed due to the public health crisis, and you also need a new pair of sneakers for all the social distance walks you might be going on, First Avenue is partnering with Vans on a new custom design. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention shoes?

Coffee Break: Songs for Earth Day


An egret in the water.

Happy Earth Day! While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance from each other, it doesn't mean we should stop caring for the environment around us. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Earth Day?

Coffee Break: Prince


Prince at the 2007 Super Bowl

Four years ago today, we lost our hometown hero Prince. This morning we want to send our love and thoughts to everyone that is grieving, celebrating and reflecting. What Prince would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?