Interviews

Interview: an October check-in with Lucius


Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius

Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius check in with The Current's Jill Riley to talk about what they've been up to during the pandemic so far. They also share some memories of performing in the rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol building back in 2017.

Interview: Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers talks about 'The Third Gleam'


A Prairie Home Companion Avett Brothers

On Friday, Aug. 29, the Avett Brothers will release their eight-song collection, 'The Third Gleam.' In the run-up to the release, Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers connected with Jill Riley of The Current Morning Show to talk about the new EP and about how life has been going in 2020.

Lady Midnight: "We need to have moments of peace"


Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight's debut album 'Death Before Mourning' feels like the cosmos, slipping in and out of fire, water, air, and earth. Her response to George Floyd's death seems to be just as fluid, depending on the needs she senses in herself and the community: duty, mutual care, and now, a moment of peace. On Friday, June 12, she joined The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley about healing and the definition of "safety."

Jeffrey Bissoy: 'I want to make sure I'm here for my community'


Jeffrey Bissoy photo

Jeffrey Bissoy is a former MPR News producer, a contributor at The Current, freelance reporter at the Sahan Journal, and founder of an app called Plugged. Bissoy spoke to Jill Riley about his experiences growing up as a black man in the Twin Cities, as well as the impact his app, Plugged, could potentially have on black communities nationwide.

Toki Wright speaks on this 'pick-a-side moment'


Toki Wright

Toki Wright has worn a lot of hats: artist, activist, The Current host, and most recently, educator. This week, he called up The Current's Jill Riley to educate about injustice, white silence, and the hard truths of "being Minnesotan."

Bob Mould talks about 'American Crisis'


Andrea Swensson interviews Bob Mould

In an interview with the Local Show's Andrea Swensson, Bob Mould talks about his new single, 'American Crisis,' which just happened to be released as the nation experiences a new awakening to Civil Rights. 'My role is to share what my heart tells me and to share the water that I catch when it rains,' Mould says.