Jill Riley Feature Archive

According tp Paul Huttner, today is going to be the hottest day so far this summer. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with 'hot' in the title or prominently in the lyrics? Send us your requests. (06/09/2015)
Nancy Sinatra sang, 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin', but there are a lot of songs that reference footwear. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference footwear? Send us your requests. (06/08/2015)
As plans are proposed to turn the I-35 corridor into a butterfly-friendly habitat in order to protect these vital pollinators, we're wondering: What songs do you want to hear that have "butterfly" or "butterflies" in the title or lyrics? Send us your requests. (06/05/2015)
Last night, Mick Jagger name-checked numerous local landmarks and cultural touchpoints. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's return the favor. What songs do you want to hear that name-check the Rolling Stones -- the band itself, band members, song titles or lyrics? Send us your requests. (06/04/2015)
As the National Spelling Bee wraps up another brilliant year, it got us thinking about how many songs there are that spell out words in the lyrics. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that spell out words in the lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/29/2015)
Jenny Lewis released a video for "She's Not Me" that pokes fun at her childhood acting career yesterday. For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by actors turned musicians? Send us your requests. (05/28/2015)
We're getting feel-y today for the Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear that feature the word "feel" in the title or prominently in the lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/27/2015)
You do you and wear what you want to wear but now that Memorial Day, unofficial kickoff to summer, has passed you can (officially) wear white clothes. To piggyback on today's trivia theme, what songs do you want to hear that feature the word "white" in the title or prominently in the lyrics? (05/26/2015)
It's a Friday fun Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear by artists or bands whose names include the word 'Junior' or the suffix 'Jr.'? Send us your requests. (05/22/2015)
In honor of the St. Paul Saints' home opener at their new stadium, CHS Field, let's root, root, root for the home team: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have "saint" or "saints" in the title or lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/21/2015)
As David Letterman prepares his final Late Show on CBS after a remarkable 33-year career in late-night television, we're reflecting on how many local artists Letterman has welcomed to his stage over the years. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by Minnesota acts who have appeared on David Letterman's show? Send your requests. (05/20/2015)
There are a lot of songs that use the word 'help' or pursue an idea or theme of helping. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's all think about help. What songs do you want to hear that contain the word "help" in the title or in the lyrics? Send us your requests. (05/19/2015)
Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting Patsy Cline. (05/19/2015)
Tomorrow is Minnesota Music Day, but let's get the party started early: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by local bands who got their start by playing at the Longhorn? Send us your requests. (05/15/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by bands who have been animated? When you give your request, be sure to tell us where your artist appeared in animated form. (05/14/2015)