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

New potatoes
These delightful and tender spuds help make the case for being impatient at harvest time. (07/08/2015)
Food trucks in downtown Minneapolis
City Pages' food writer Mecca Bos shares her take on the latest and greatest roving restaurants. (06/24/2015)
Hutchinson Family Singers, 1845.
Through their performances in front of interracial audiences in the 19th century, the Hutchinson Family Singers changed hearts and minds about slavery. (04/30/2015)
There was a time when the idea of eating a whole animal was not a food trend -- it was just being thrifty. (04/29/2015)
Local business owner Traci Tapani took part in the White House Summit on Upskilling America's Workforce Friday. (04/24/2015)
As spring takes hold across Minnesota, a plethora of early vegetables are beginning to appear on farmers markets' tables. Nettles, sorrel, watercress, ramps, fiddleheads -- and how to use them. (04/22/2015)
Mounds Park Academy senior Munira Khalif has a big decision ahead of her. (04/08/2015)
Federal authorities are urging the rail industry to retrofit or replace tank cars carrying crude oil. (04/08/2015)
The Food Building in Minneapolis is the headquarters for The Lone Grazer Creamery and Red Table Meat Company. It's just part of a statewide craft meat and cheese movement. (04/08/2015)
From haute to hot dogs, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl offers her take on the region's newest restaurants. (04/01/2015)
If you missed out on seeing the Northern Lights last week, you may be in luck. (03/27/2015)
Jim McGuinn, program director of The Current, spoke with MPR News' Tom Crann about the "four days of utter music chaos" that is South by Southwest in Austin. (03/20/2015)
Carol Falkowski, former director of the Chemical Health Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, offers insight on meth use in Wisconsin and Minnesota. (03/18/2015)
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)
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)