Tom Crann Feature Archive

Winter can be a pretty interesting time for bird watchers, said National Park Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler. (02/20/2013)
Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, told MPR's Tom Crann five things you should know about the James Beards Awards -- including the chances of a local nominee winning. (02/20/2013)
To get a sense of how Minnesota's newest legislators see the action at the Capitol, MPR News speaks with a pair of freshmen lawmakers throughout the session. (02/19/2013)
DMAA is a popular supplement with athletes, or people looking for a edge in their workout. But some side effects have the U.S. Food and Drug Administration looking into it. (02/19/2013)
Mary Jo Copeland, founder and director of Sharing and Caring Hands, says she is humbled by her choice as a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors. Copeland will receive the award at the White House tomorrow. She spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about her charitable work providing meals and shelter to thousands of people in the Twin Cities every year since 1985. (02/14/2013)
Restaurant kitchens aren't exactly romantic environments. Between the sweltering temperatures, the fast pace, and the stress, they're more like literal pressure cookers. And yet, it's an environment that has bonded more than one local culinary couple. (02/13/2013)
On this week of St. Valentine's Day, Dr. Jon Hallberg about the central role the heart plays in our health. (02/12/2013)
If you love ice fishing or other winter spots, or just looking to embrace winter and have a good time in the deep freeze, Ely's the place to be. Here are some tasty options for when you get there. (02/06/2013)
The oil boom in North Dakota can be seen from space. Recent satellite images have captured the light at night from the oil fields. It's the gold rush of our times. (01/31/2013)
Mayo Clinic unveiled a proposal yesterday to invest $3.5 billion to expand its Rochester campus over the next 20 years. (01/31/2013)
Lt. Col. Mark Weber has been called a hero by people who hardly ever use that word. His penned memoir called "Tell My Sons..." touches on his family life, military career and the ever-present, sometimes graphic challenge of fighting cancer. (01/30/2013)
Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy announced a plan to invest and expand in Minnesota, building a "destination medical center." Noseworthy speaks with MPR's Tom Crann. (01/30/2013)
Rachel Hutton talks about the hottest food trends in the upcoming year and where to taste them around the Twin Cities. (01/30/2013)
At least 1 in 10 patients are readmitted after a hospital stay. As more hospitals are rated on their readmissions, the current issue of JAMA is focused on their prevention. ATC medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about the factors that lead to return hospital stays, and what could change to decrease their occurrence. (01/29/2013)
President Barack Obama's choice for chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is a native Minnesotan. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with his brother Fr. Kevin McDonough, a pastor at St. Peter Claver, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and Incarnation Churches in St. Paul. (01/25/2013)