Tom Crann Feature Archive

American spend over $325 billion annually on drugs, but lately there's been a dip in pharmaceutical spending. (05/21/2013)
This weekend: Minnesota River History Paddling Theater, Art-a-Whirl, Preston Trout Days and the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. (05/17/2013)
The pressure to cook is enormous. For people who don't cook, it can be shaming. Hold your head high, non-cooks. You fulfill a role not yet acknowledged in this country. (05/15/2013)
Minnesota's law allowing same-sex marriage goes into effect Aug. 1. On that day, same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in Minnesota. (05/14/2013)
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)