Tom Crann

Tom Crann

Host, All Things Considered
Minnesota Public Radio
tcrann@mpr.org


Tom Crann is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News. He's been in the host chair since 2005. He has interviewed a wide range of public figures, including Minnesota's members of congress, politicians, experts, writers, and artists. He anchored Minnesota Public Radio's award-winning live coverage of the 35W bridge collapse. He has hosted other special coverage for MPR News, including live coverage of election nights since 2012. He has been a host, producer, and interviewer for Minnesota Public Radio since 1995. His work on MPR News has been recognized with an Eric Severeid award, a regional Edward R. Murrow award, and a National Headliner award. He has also hosted the international cultural broadcasts "Sounds Irish" and "The Last Night of the Proms," a co-production with the BBC. In addition to his work in news, Crann has spent over 20 years hosting and producing classical music and cultural programs at public radio stations around the U.S, and for RTE/Lyric FM in Ireland, where he is still a contributor.

Tom Crann Feature Archive

Gavin Kaysen, executive chef and owner of the Spoon and Stable Restaurant in Minneapolis, shares firsthand insights about the world's most prestigious cooking competition, the Bocuse d'Or. (02/11/2015)
Soup, vendors and farm scene
Beth Dooley, author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook," recently returned from a weeklong trip to Cuba. She shares a few observations and a recipe for black bean soup. (02/04/2015)
Fitzgerald and tonic cocktail
The mantra "eat local" appears to be shifting toward beverages. Here's a look at the craft cocktail phenomenon. (01/28/2015)
Beth Dooley, author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers' Market Cookbook," takes the mystery out of cooking with whole grains. (01/21/2015)
Surly gives new meaning to the phrase "destination brewery," says food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. (01/14/2015)
The Minneapolis school district can better serve students if it focuses on their ability, says Michael Walker, head of its Office of Black Male Student Achievement. (01/08/2015)
Old restaurants become new again -- and a pair of siblings make meat out of plants: Here's what's coming to the Twin Cities food scene in 2015. (01/07/2015)
As the temperatures plunge, a lot of people will spend as much time as possible huddled up inside their homes. But what about those among us who are homeless? (01/05/2015)
Amy Thielen, author of "The New Midwestern Table" and host of "Heartland Table" on the Food Network, shares her suggestions for excellent eggnog. (12/24/2014)
Though it passed the House last week, the bill did not win approval in the Senate after it was blocked by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. (12/17/2014)
Rep. John Kline returns to Washington, D.C., in January for his seventh term in the U.S. House. (12/15/2014)
Republican Tom Emmer is taking the 6th District seat of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who did not run for reelection. He joined Tom Crann to reflect on his new member orientation in Washington and his priorities going forward. (12/12/2014)
One of Minnesota's most popular game bird is having a tough go. Governor Mark Dayton is an avid pheasant hunter and convened the summit. (12/12/2014)
The Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women designated the court as a "mentor court" this fall. The county will receive grant money to train other locations over the next two years to develop similar programs. (12/10/2014)
Holiday loaves are often defined by unique shapes, fillings and the always important seasonings. Learn simple techniques to braid bread in a short video. (12/10/2014)