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: 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?

Coffee Break: Songs for nurses


Nurse with patient in Fergus Falls State Hospital, approximately 1900.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for nurses? Think healthcare, healing, medicine, care, etc.

Coffee Break: Songs for teachers


Jessica Davis was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day today, and a South St. Paul educator was recently named Minnesota Teacher of the Year (congrats to Jessica Davis, a math teacher from South St. Paul Secondary School). So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for teachers?

Coffee Break: Accordion


Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles

May 6 is World Accordion Day! And we had three separate listeners write in asking for an accordion-themed Coffee Break today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature the accordion?

Today in Music History: Pearl Jam files charges against Ticketmaster


Pearl Jam

Elton John released 'Rocket Man'; Simon toured without Garfunkel; Led Zeppelin broke their own attendance record; Keith and Mick worked out the opening riff to one of rock music's most iconic songs; and Pearl Jam filed charges against Ticketmaster, Today in Music History.

Coffee Break: What songs have helped you out?


Radio Cat

May is Mental Health Month, brought to you by our colleagues over at Call to Mind - an initiative that aims to foster new conversations about mental health. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have helped you out by supporting your mental well-being?

Coffee Break: Iceland


Iceland Airwaves retrospective

This week we are celebrating the music and culture of Iceland. For the past couple years, The Current has ventured to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik to cover brand-new music. Now, we at The Current have invited some folks from Iceland to come to the Twin Cities. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Icelandic artists?

Coffee Break: First Ave memories


First Ave

The new exhibit "First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom" opens this weekend and will run for one year at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that created memorable experiences for you at First Avenue?