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: What Pride means to you


The rainbow flag made its way down Hennepin Ave.

We're gearing up for a weekend of Pride activities including special programming from Mac Wilson and DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The Beer Dabbler, En Vogue in Loring Park, and the annual pride parade. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exemplify what Pride means to you?

Coffee Break: Bees, butterflies, flowers and honey


Honeybees

It's National Pollinator Week which promotes protecting bees, butterflies and pollinators. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention bees, butterflies, flowers and honey?

Coffee Break: Self-mentions


Paisley Park on April 21, 2017

Thanks to Becky who wrote in to remind us that today is National Selfie Day. With that in mind, we have an interesting take on today's Coffee Break topic: What songs do you want to hear where the band either references itself, or one of the members of the band, in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Summer songs


Brody Johnson kite surfing

It's the first day of summer, and it's Brian Wilson's 75th birthday, a man whose music embodied the feeling of sunshine, beaches and warm weather. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what summer songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Late career success


Sonny Knight and the Lakers

This past weekend, Secret Stash Records announced the death of Sonny Knight. A friend of the station and a talented soul singer who enjoyed a late-career revival, he will be dearly missed. So for today's Coffee Break, what late bloomers or people that had a later-in-life revival do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Reunited bands


Semisonic

In honor of Minneapolis band Semisonic reuniting for two shows this week to play their 1996 album 'Great Divide', what songs do you want to hear for today's Coffee Break from bands who reunited after at least five years apart?

Coffee Break: Wisconsin bands


The sunset sky reflects on the Chippewa River.

Jill and Brian have packed up a weekend's worth of camping supplies and are just about to head out to the Eaux Claires festival. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Wisconsin bands?

Coffee Break: Occupations


Waitress

For this morning's Vinyl Tap, Jill spun "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses - an '80s new wave band from Akron, Ohio and it got us thinking about job titles. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have an occupation in the title?

Coffee Break: Female names


female name tag

Early this morning we played Mike Doughty's "27 Jennifers" and it got us thinking - for today's 9:30 Coffee Break what songs do you want to hear with female names in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Dear...


Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen

Last night, "Dear Evan Hansen" won 6 Tony Awards including best new musical and best performance by a leading actor in a musical for 23-year-old Ben Platt. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "Dear..." and then a person's name?