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

Boxes of drugs
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is in Mexico City as part of a U.S. delegation meeting on issues of drugs and the illegal sex trade. (04/15/2014)
Dugout canoe
A dugout canoe discovered 80 years ago in Lake Minnetonka is hundreds of years older than previously thought and is one of the oldest of its kind ever found in Minnesota. (04/10/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg
Dr. Jon Hallberg told MPR News that determining the cause of death is the biggest challenge when filling out the death certificate. (04/08/2014)
The billionaire owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves made a cash offer for the newspaper but declined to say how much he offered. (04/01/2014)
Those of us who live here know that it's not true, but the Midwest has long fought the cultural stereotype of "fly-over" land. A new book by historian Jon Lauck argues historians should work against that. (03/28/2014)
"We started negotiations last Saturday, and I think that the purpose of those negotiations is to try to find out if there is a way for me to come back," former Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska said on Wednesday (03/26/2014)
Renowned dancer Ronald K. Brown signed on as choreographer even though he'd never seen "Porgy and Bess" before. But, it so happened, he had walked the same Carolina beaches that inspired George Gershwin to write the opera. (03/25/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke with All Things Considered about how repetitive motions can lead to injuries and Joe Mauer's move from catcher to first base and (03/25/2014)
Minnesota chefs and other foodies who don't want to live in a world without fruit, seeds, and nuts, are determined to do something about it. (03/12/2014)
Minnesota Orchestra musicians and fans are still waiting to learn who will become music director of the ensemble. (03/11/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a family physician at the Mill City Clinic, told MPR News' All Things Considered that it's difficult to formulate an opinion on the medical benefits of marijuana when research is so limited. (03/11/2014)
Cselovszki said Sleepy Eye is having a hard time dealing with the tragedy. "I'll be honest with you -- it's very tragic and unique. We have students and the students' parents are our staff. So we have two staff members that are grieving -- as well as we've lost two former students." (03/10/2014)
The President of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders, Dr. Deane Marchbein, is in Minneapolis this week to speak at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College. (03/07/2014)
More than 30 organizations held their annual rally for mental health today at the state Capitol. (03/06/2014)
An essay written by a doctor in family medicine has social media buzzing, especially in the medical world. It's raised some questions about doctors and compassion. (03/04/2014)