Coffee Break: Cleanup / rebuild

Protestors sweep water out of the partially destroyed Wells Fargo bank
Protestors sweep water out of the partially destroyed Wells Fargo bank on 31st Street in Minneapolis. Saturday May 30, 2020. (Jackson Forderer for MPR News)

Over the weekend, there were thousands of people in the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul calling for justice for George Floyd. There were military helicopters scooping water out of Diamond Lake to put out fires. A crowd of people almost got run over by a tanker truck on Interstate 35W last night. And all in the middle of a global pandemic.

But what we also saw over the weekend was volunteers flocking to neighborhoods across the Twin Cities to clean up ravaged streets, drop off donations, deliver food, sweep up debris, salvage libraries, and work to support their communities in any way they can think of.

Though we don't know what today or this week or the next month will bring, let's put a spotlight on volunteers and cleanup efforts this morning.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear around the theme of cleaning up and rebuilding?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - What've I Done To Help
Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Jeremy Messersmith - We All Do Better When We All Do Better
Mavis Staples - Build A Bridge
Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands
Beastie Boys - Time To Build
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built
The Redwalls - Build A Bridge


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