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:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
An album from 50 years ago that could have been a total classic is resurrected from the archives.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Protests continued Monday at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested Saturday after an employee accused them of trespassing.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
A historic cemetery in Philadelphia is asking community members to plant miniature gardens on top of the graves, and the response has so far been overwhelming.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Participants' routines touch on topics of the day, with satire often veering into offensive. Parade leaders initiated sensitivity training — bringing in leaders from immigrant and LGBT communities.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Skate boards took their final turns in one of the nation's best known skate parks this weekend. "Love Park" in Philadelphia is being bulldozed in preparation for a new park with less ...
Friday, May 30, 2014
3711 Melon St. in Philadelphia is an old house, but not a beautiful or particularly unique one. And that's exactly why historians and artists want to mark its demolition with a community celebration.
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 th...
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 ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Scene: PhiladelphiaFrom 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 (al...
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
In the late 1930s, Edgar Kaufmann asked starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home near a waterfall in Pennsylvania — and an architectural icon was born. This summer, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is presenting a retrospective of Wright's work. As part of our American Icons series, Studio ...
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
With the hit movie "Twilight" and HBO's series "True Blood," vampires are back in a big way. Peter Crimmins surveys culture's long obsession with these blood suckers in an attempt to find out why the vampire motif will never die.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
One of the most important states for both of the presidential candidates is Pennsylvania, and its polls are open now. The Takeaway is joined by Peter Crimmins from WHYY in Philadelphia.
Friday, October 31, 2008
There's one guide museum-goers in Philadelphia should not be without: Travels With Dick And Bill. It’s a self-published packet of stapled Xeroxed pages, and a huge endeavor. Dick Hughes and Bill McLaughlin, both 85, have visited 203 museums in and around Philadelphia, ...
Friday, June 13, 2008
The work of San Diego architect Teddy Cruz takes its cues from the "informal design" (that's another way of saying "shantytowns") of Tijuana. But selling his radical designs to new immigrants is a challenge; they tend to want a house with a white picket fence. Studio 360's
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
Pastor Keenan Roberts designs “Hell Houses” which gruesomely display the consequences of sin. Last year, a secular group of artists staged a Hell House in New York City. It got Pastor Roberts' stamp of approval. Produced by Peter Crimmins.
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