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

Jeff Miller's book
The author of "Scoop" joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the intersection of ice cream and life. (07/30/2014)
Dayton signs minimum wage increase into law.
The state minimum wage will increase Friday to $8.00 an hour for large Minnesota employers. That's the first of three increases scheduled to roll out by August 2016. (07/30/2014)
Stadium interior
Sharon Stiteler, who blogs at BirdChick.com, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the concerns of the Audubon Society about the new Vikings stadium and possible solutions. (07/29/2014)
The Somali community is still trying to come to grips with the death of Saado Ali Warsame. The internationally renowned Somali singer and lawmaker was assasinated this week in Mogadishu by the militant group al-Shabab. (07/25/2014)
In the next ten years there is a twelve percent chance that a solar storm could knock out the world's power grids resulting in a "post-apocalypic nightmare," according to NASA scientists. (07/25/2014)
This weekend we're headed south (and a little west) of the Twin Cities to Montgomery, where the town's Czech heritage is the inspiration for their annual Kolacky Days. (07/25/2014)
This weekend, the Green Party is returning to Macalester for the 30th anniversary of that founding meeting. (07/25/2014)
Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about some of the unique restaurants along the route between the downtowns. (07/23/2014)
This week's Friday festival brings us to Black River Falls, Wis. to celebrate the Karner blue butterfly. (07/18/2014)
Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about Hmong growers at farmers markets in the Twin Cities. (07/16/2014)
Antibiotic use is up substantially around the world, according to a new study. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk more about the study. (07/15/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest is underway. One of the highlights of the festival will be a tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson by Andrew Litton, who is in his 11th season as artistic director of the festival. He spoke with MPR's All Things Considered host, Tom Crann. (07/11/2014)
Jennifer Hams from the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about the interesting history of the festival -- and pelicans, of course. (07/11/2014)
This week the Heavy Table's James Norton reviewed Kim Bartmann's newest venture, a South Minneapolis restaurant called Tiny Diner. (07/09/2014)
The rain has led to more black flies and a shortened nesting season for many of the state's birds. (07/08/2014)