Tom Crann Feature Archive

With epilepsy and seizures in the news, Dr. Jon Hallberg shares information on the condition with MPR News' Tom Crann of All Things Considered. (09/17/2013)
Bitters, which are made by dissolving spices in alcohol, are now being made by three local companies. This trendy and versatile ingredient is being used in both drinks and food. (09/11/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg, All Things Considered's medical analyst, explains what sarin gas is and how it affects the body. (09/10/2013)
Weekend festivals across Minnesota include the 31st annual Prairie Pothole Day, a celebration of the outdoors and education about the small bodies of water and marsh along the prairie. (09/06/2013)
Beth Dooley shares her tips and recipes for making the season's bounty last all year round through pickling and freezing. (09/04/2013)
It's been a hot week, and MPR News jumps into this weekend festivals. (08/30/2013)
The Heavy Table's James Norton and his 14-person Wrecking Crew tried more than 50 new food items at the Minnesota State Fair and reported back on the best — and the worst. (08/28/2013)
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found evidence that some wild animals living in urban areas develop larger brains than their rural counterparts. (08/26/2013)
The southern Great Plains is a great place to eat, says Appetites contributor Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine. (08/21/2013)
A new story you may have seen about doctors washing their hands got the attention of Dr. Jon Hallberg recently. Hallberg is a family physician at the University of Minnesota and medical analyst for All Things Considered on MPR News. (08/20/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has added 180 species to the state's list of endangered or threatened plants and animals, many of which have struggled to survive as native habitat disappeared. The DNR added eight mammals to the list. Moose, big brown bat and Canada lynx are now considered species of special concern. And one, the Northern pocket gopher, was newly listed as threatened. (08/19/2013)
Lynn Rossetto Kasper discusses books on some provocative topics, such as food deserts, as well as an interesting cookbook. (08/14/2013)
Cash incentives are increasingly being used to entice patients to lose weight, stop smoking, or otherwise get healthy. (08/13/2013)
MPR News' focus on mental health continues with a conversation with NBA player Royce White about fighting for accommodations in the workplace. fight for workplace accommodations (08/02/2013)
This week MPR News looks north to Grand Rapids for its Tall Timber Days. (08/02/2013)