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 every member of Minnesota's congressional delegation, as well as politicans, 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, from election night webcasts and live events, to the live coverage when the Republican National Convention was held in Saint Paul. 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

Adam Gorski at La Belle Vie
MPR News' Tom Crann talked with editor James Norton about food and drink reviews featured in The Heavy Table, an online food magazine. (09/17/2014)
Mighty Axe Hops
Minnesota is home to a local beer boom, but the local hop scene has some catching up to do: There are only 20 or so acres of hops under cultivation in the entire state. (09/03/2014)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for more sleep for middle and high school students. (09/02/2014)
This week's festival takes us to Southwest Minnesota State University for the annual "Smoke-fest" competition. (08/15/2014)
Chef Amy Thielen, author of "The New Midwestern Table," joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about grapes. (08/13/2014)
The suit alleges student athletes are not fairly compensated for their work. It claims the NCAA violates federal anti-trust law, and says students should be able to seek profit from activities such as product endorsements, film appearances and autograph signings. (08/12/2014)
Following recent news that actor Robin Williams took his own life after battling depression, Tom Crann talks with Dr. Jon Hallberg about treatment of depression and how to discuss the illness with loved ones who may be suffering. (08/12/2014)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie answers common questions for primary election day. (08/11/2014)
Minnesota's winter can be a challenge for many crops, but not for garlic. Every August, Minnesotans celebrate the hearty crop with its own festival in Hutchinson. (08/08/2014)
In the final interview of the series, Tom Crann talks with Marty Seifert of Marshall. (08/08/2014)
MPR News' Tom Crann talks with former investment banker Scott Honour of Orono. This is his first political campaign. (08/07/2014)
There are four Republicans on the ballot Tuesday, as voters in Minnesota decide who will get the nomination to run against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November. (08/06/2014)
Amy Thielen joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk tomatoes -- from preserving to recipes. (08/06/2014)
In the first of a series, Tom Crann talks with Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson. He's an attorney, a Hennepin County commissioner and the endorsed Republican candidate for governor. (08/05/2014)
Hennepin County sent an alert to Twin Cities health professionals this week asking them to be aware of the travel history of their patients, but the threat of the disease spreading to Minnesota is still very low. (08/05/2014)