Tom Crann Feature Archive

We talk about the local food movement as if it is a relatively recently phenomenon. But one Minnesota poet and writer argues in a new book that the local food movement goes back, way back, to the indigenous populations of our region. (11/20/2013)
Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg speaks with MPR News about the newly released cholesterol guidelines and what has changed with regards to treatment with statin drugs. (11/19/2013)
A plan introduced in Congress would expand early childhood education opportunities across the country. (11/13/2013)
The thought of the big Thanksgiving dinner, with all of the shimmering side dishes, can be overwhelming for many. But it is not to early to start planning, and even cooking, parts of your Thanksgiving dinner. (11/13/2013)
Tribal authorities on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota are opening a criminal investigation into alleged sexual abuse of several boys and a teenager by the Rev. Clarence Vavra. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis kept the priest in ministry after he admitted to abuse on the reservation in the 1970s. MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran talked to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the potential legal ramifications of Monday's report. (11/12/2013)
Rickets -- a disease many of us thought was long gone -- is back in the news. (11/12/2013)
Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is the only Minnesotan on the task force, and the only tribal representative from the lower 48 states. (11/01/2013)
The fate of an encampment of homeless people in the city of Duluth has become the heart of a community discussion about a growing homelessness problem there. (11/01/2013)
Even though birds are starting to head south for the winter, there's plenty to interest birdwatchers as the temperatures fall. (10/31/2013)
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joined MPR's Tom Crann about what she learned writing about the decline of bees for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. (10/30/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep. (10/29/2013)
Workers are installing huge steel gates at the Coon Rapids Dam this week in an effort to stop Asian carp from moving further upstream. The $16 million project is just one of several that biologists and conservationists are working on to stop the spread of this invasive species. (10/22/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the pneumonia vaccine. (10/22/2013)
Chef Amy Thielen, author of the cookbook "The New Midwestern Table"</a> and host of the new Food Network show "Heartland Table," is part of the movement bringing Midwestern food into the national spotlight. (10/16/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the basics of pain -- the cause, purpose and treatments for it -- and what a new study about the brain can teach us about chronic pain. (10/15/2013)