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: Calm before the storm


A woman walking the half mile from the Chicago Aquarium

The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch starting at 6 pm tomorrow for the Twin Cities which could see 5 to 7 inches of snow. In other words, today is officially the calm before the storm. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reflect a calming, quiet, peaceful vibe?

Coffee Break: Friendsgiving


hot food, poultry

As we're gearing up for Thanksgiving, we want to spend some time feeling thankful for not just family but for "chosen family" - friends, pets, close coworkers, neighbors...the people that are in your lives because you want them to be. So for today's "Friendsgiving-themed" Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention friends or pets?

Coffee Break: World "Hello" Day


Hello robot

November 21 is World Hello Day - an annual reminder to greet the people around you and use communication to resolve conflicts. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that specifically say "hello"?

Coffee Break: Grammy nominees


Lizzo performs onstage at the Hollywood Palladium

The 2020 Grammy nominees have been released as the Award ceremony is just around the corner - airing Jan. 26 on CBS. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what 2020 Grammy nominees do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Cheer you up


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Sean brought us in some trivia questions this morning centered around songs and artists that might cheer up someone feeling a little down. And with the weather getting grayer and colder, we thought it was time to lift our spirits a bit. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that cheer you up?

Coffee Break: Sweet soul for Sharon Jones


sharon jones, rock the garden 2010

Today we're remembering Sharon Jones who passed away on this day in 2016. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with a classic soul sound, new and old?

Coffee Break: Americana


Pert' Near Sandstone

Tomorrow night, Bill DeVille is bringing Pert Near Sandstone and Jerry Douglas to First Avenue for The United States of Americana 10th Anniversary show. Let's get excited with today's Coffee Break - what songs do you want to hear that have an Americana vibe?

Coffee Break: Give to the Max


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We started the mood off with yesterday's kindness break so let's keep the spirit going today with a set of music inspired by Give to the Max day, which is today! So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention giving, sharing, and money?

Coffee Break: Kindness


Coffee Break Graphic

November 13 is World Kindness Day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that showcase or mention an act of kindness?

Coffee Break: The world of Neil Young


Neil Young performs in Los Angeles

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is 74 today, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from the world of Neil Young - originals, covers, collaborations, etc.?