Peter Crimmins used to tinker with electronics as a child. He would take radios apart and figure out the schema of capacitors and transistors. He never figured out how to put them back together, so he became a radio producer rather than an electrical engineer. Peter became senior producer of Ben Manilla Productions, in San Francisco, and made programming for public radio, commerical radio, and corporate projects.
Since becoming an independent producer, he has reported from England, Spain, Tijuana, Philadelphia, and New York. In addition to Studio 360, his stories have aired on Weekend America and Marketplace. He is a part-time news reporter at WHYY, in Philadelphia. His long-awaited film project may never be completed, but it's great. You'll see.
Peter Crimmins appears in the following:
Friday, May 30, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
For more than two decades, an unknown artist has been leaving a message in the streets of Philadelphia. The message is has been cut by hand into a linoleum tile, and pressed into the asphalt by the weight of passing cars. The Toynbee tiles, as they’re called, have become a thing in ...
Thursday, November 08, 2012
The Scene: Philadelphia
From NewsWorks, the online home of WHYY News
Having just emerged from bankruptcy, with a $25 million fundraising gap, the Philadelphia Orchestra is striding into the 2012-2013 season with ambitious enthusiasm — much of it is propped up by the arrival of its new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The young ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Scene: Philadelphia
From NewsWorks, the online home of WHYY News — part of The New Barnes, a series chronicling the years-long struggle surrounding the Barnes Foundation's move (along with its collection) from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, to downtown Philadelphia.
The Barnes Foundation restored its world-famous collection of Impressionist paintings to public view last weekend. The new galleries are exact re-creations of the original ...
Friday, September 10, 2010
According to crime statistics from 2009, Camden, New Jersey ranks as America's most dangerous city. Some residents are looking to the arts to try to turn the city around. With a new theater opening this month, we wondered if an arts district can really save Camden. Produced by ...
Friday, May 29, 2009
A look at the most famous little house in America: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, still hanging off a cliff after nearly seventy years.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Friday, November 30, 2007
One of the most notorious art forgeries of the 20th century happened in England in the 1990s when two men were arrested for spectacularly exploiting the vulnerabilities of the art market. Art dealer John Drewe handled the paperwork, and John Myatt handled the paintbrush -- and they ...
Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, there’s a small town with a theater with shows that rival the glittery productions you'd find on Broadway. Last year, more than 800,000 people came through town to see them. We sent producer Peter Crimmins to find out what’s ...
Friday, March 09, 2007
Peggy Diggs believes that the “inconvenient truth” is true: rising tides and severe storms will wreak havoc. If someday whole cities of people are forced to live like refugees (like Katrina’s victims), Peggy thinks they’ll need somewhere to put whatever belongings they salvage. She told
Friday, October 27, 2006
Every year around Halloween, thousands of Americans go to their churches to meet the devil. These "Hell Houses" - designed by Pastor Keenan Roberts - are kind of like haunted houses, but each room gruesomely displays the consequences of sin. Now a secular group of artists and actors have staged ...
Friday, August 25, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
They feed off our blood, they live forever, and they don't pay taxes. Peter Crimmins explains why no stake to the heart can kill off the public's thirst for the fashionably undead.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Turning Jerry Springer, the infamous American TV talk show, into an opera for the London stage was an artistic gamble in its own right. But it got more complicated recently when the opera aired on the BBC. A Christian group tried to take legal action against the BBC, ...
Saturday, June 11, 2005
One of the most notorious art forgeries of the 20th century happened in England in the 1990s when two men were arrested for spectacularly exploiting the vulnerabilities of the art market. Art dealer John Drewe handled the paperwork, and John Myatt handled the paintbrush — and they almost ...
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as "La Bamba" and "Zoot Suit" for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costumes and fake moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded ...