Tom Crann Feature Archive

A disease that's almost eradicated is still in the news. There were 223 cases of polio last year worldwide. (05/14/2013)
It's a big weekend for festivals in Minnesota. (05/10/2013)
The issue of mental health is often brought up after a crisis, and even in the gun debate at the Capitol. But discussion of mental health in children is less focused on. (05/08/2013)
Restaurants design in many ways is like service: when it's good, you don't notice the nuances. But when it's bad, it can be glaring. Good restaurant design can turn a mere meal into a dining experience. (05/08/2013)
It's time to talk farmers markets with Beth Dooley here on Appetites. She is the author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers' Market Cookbook." (05/01/2013)
A call more creativity in medicine is all well and good for doctors and nurses for their own satisfaction, but how could it work in the clinic? (04/30/2013)
Local cheesemonger Benjamin Roberts is raising money for a cheesemonger education fund this weekend at the two cheese shops he runs -- France 44 in Minneapolis and St. Paul Cheese Shop in St. Paul. A portion of the proceeds will go for a cheese scholarship in honor of the woman he describes as his "cheese mentor." Benjamin Roberts spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. (04/26/2013)
As the accumulated snow begins to melt, attention turns to the Red River and the potential for flooding. (04/25/2013)
Unrelenting snow and sleet have made late April feel like February, and that means a seemingly endless winter for local diners who seek out seasonal food from our region. (04/24/2013)
The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, A statewide anti-bullying bill, is awaiting a floor vote in the Minnesota House and moving its way through the Senate. (04/24/2013)
Fewer than half of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are meeting key treatment goals, according to a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the reasons behind those results. (04/23/2013)
A Minnesota group is traveling across the Arctic region of Canada this month to gather stories about the effects of climate change. (04/23/2013)
MPR's Tom Crann went out last week, just north of Minneapolis to New Hope, to meet Sharon Stiteler. The blogger behind Birdchick.com, and a National Park ranger, Stiteler is about to publish a new book: "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond." (04/22/2013)
An angry president Obama said Wednesday that it was a shameful day in Washington after the U.S. Senate failed to take up the issue of expanded background checks. (04/18/2013)
It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters. (04/17/2013)