Coffee Break: Unity Day

Waseca playground
Hartley Elementery School playground in Waseca. (Glen Stubbe / The Star Tribune via AP)

Did you know that one in five school-age children report being bullied at school?

Today, October 21, is Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Big thanks to listener Ruth who wrote in to tell us that she is a public school teacher and her school is uniting today against bullying. "Right now, more than ever, kids need hope that the bullies of the world can be stopped," she said.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exude unity, kindness, inclusion and love?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend In Me
Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness
Alan Sparhawk - Be Nice To People With Lice
Mavis Staples - All In It Together
The Beatles - All Together Now
Black Flag - Rise Above
Husker Du - Love Is All Around
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

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