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

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 celebrates
Rep. John Kline returns to Washington, D.C., in January for his seventh term in the U.S. House. (12/15/2014)
Tom Emmer greets the crowd
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)
Lucia Watson has earned national prestige for her work, including three James Beard Nominations for best chef in the Midwest (12/09/2014)
At least 8,000 veterans take their own lives each year, according to data from the Veterans Administration. (12/05/2014)
The success of the food truck is changing the restaurant landscape in the Twin Cities, says writer and critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. (12/03/2014)
The season of turkey is upon us and that means selecting the perfect turkey for the holiday feast. (11/19/2014)
Samuelsson is a television fixture, appearing on shows like "Chopped" and "Iron Chef." His new book shares the recipes he cooks at home. (11/12/2014)
A Minneapolis-based non-profit is setting up an Ebola treatment unit in a rural area of Liberia. (11/11/2014)
Tyler Bieniek, who served in Afghanistan, says he was overwhelmed by the support he received after telling his fellow Army National Guard members that he's gay. (11/07/2014)
Here are some easy ways to spruce up that morning meal and avoid a cold, dry bowl of cereal. (11/05/2014)
Political commentators Maureen Shaver and Todd Rapp discuss which races to watch and what's at stake for Democrats if they lose their Minnesota House majority. (10/30/2014)