Jill Riley

Jill Riley hosts The Current, 6-10 a.m. She joined The Current when the station launched in 2005, fresh from her college radio station, KVSC-FM, Saint Cloud State University. She has hosted a variety of DJ timeslots on The Current, from overnights to Saturday night's "Radio Free Current" show.


Professor Keith Mayes: celebrations like Juneteenth 'speak to what it means to be Black in the United States'

Dr. Keith Mayes, a professor in the department of African American and African studies at the University of Minnesota, talks with Jill Riley about the history of Juneteenth, as well as the necessity for more extensive Black history to be present in the curriculum taught in K-12 classrooms. 'We need these parallel, separate histories,' Dr. Mayes says, 'but if we really told the true story of the United States, we wouldn't even need them.'

Live Virtual Session: Jack Garratt performs songs from new album, talks importance of mental health

Jack Garratt is in the process of releasing his latest album, 'Love, Death and Dancing'; he's releasing the songs in phases to give his fans a chance to really get to know the songs. Garratt also speaks frankly about mental health. 'I realized I'll never be perfect, and that is not only fine, but worth celebrating,' he says. Watch the complete Live Virtual Session hosted by Jill Riley.