Chuck Hinman

Morning Edition host

Chuck became part of RIPR in 2012 after a career on commercial radio. He got his broadcasting start as an announcer for Off Track Betting Corporation in NYC. He’s been a news director, music director, production director and morning personality on radio stations in Providence and Boston. 

A native of New Jersey, Chuck attended the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Mass Communications.                    

 

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Woonsocket and East Providence will receive nearly $2.4 million in federal grants to help revitalize local neighborhoods and increase affordable housing. The grants were announced on Sunday by Rhode Island's U.S. senators, Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse. 

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash leads a songwriting master class and performs from her repertoire, including the acclaimed 2014 album "The River & The Thread," Wednesday at the Granoff Center at Brown University. The sold-out evening also features Cash's longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal, who served as producer, arranger, co-writer and guitarist on "The River & The Thread." 


Debi Cornwall

"Welcome to Camp America: Beyond Gitmo" is a photographic exhibit now at the Carriage House Gallery at the Brown University Center for Public Humanities. For this month’s Artscape, the visual artist Debi Cornwall talks to Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman about making pictures at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   

Sarabande Books

An author’s first book is a special event, at least for the author, and even more so when it gains national recognition. That’s the happy situation for Shawn Wen, a former employee of RIPR. Wen has written an unconventional biography of Marcel Marceau, the acclaimed mime artist who died in 2007. The book is called A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause. Wen was in Providence recently to give a reading, and said it was a homecoming, of sorts. 

Engraving by Mason & Maas, from a drawing by John Pole, M.D. (Library of Congress) / New Bedford Historical Society

Massachusetts has declared September 16th Paul Cuffee Day, with a proclamation from Governor Charlie Baker. On Saturday, Lee Blake, of the New Bedford Historical Society,and members of four other historical organizations, will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Cuffee’s death in Westport.        

This is a story about a young woman who became addicted to drugs, ran afoul of her mob-connected suppliers and was murdered in a motel room.

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Recent hurricanes in Texas and the Caribbean have some Rhode Island coastal management officials concerned about how well the Ocean State is prepared for a similar event.

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A group calling itself the Pokanoket Nation has been calling for Brown to turn over land in Bristol, which was the ancestral home of Wampanoag Chief Sachem Metacom, also known as King Philip. The group rejected Brown's offer last week to reach a compromise.

Joannie Hinman

On Sunday, the 20th annual Rhythm and Roots music festival in Charlestown closed out with some great music, some wet weather and then a double rainbow.

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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has plans to personally collect supplies and cash for Hurricane Harvey victims, but critics on social media are wary, saying donations should only go to legitimate charities.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

According to a recent Harris Poll, nearly 30 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. And of those who have one, close to 70 percent have two or more. More and more Americans have been getting them, and their popularity is strongest among Millennials and Gen Xers. But humans have been marking themselves in this way for thousands of years. An exhibit that celebrates the maritime aspect of this tradition opened in August at New Bedford’s Fishing Heritage Center. For this month’s Artscape:  Nautical Tattoos, and the Stories Behind Them


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A new report commissioned by the Portsmouth Abbey School, a Catholic boarding school, describes what it calls “credible allegations” of sexual abuse by two former monks.

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The triple-decker, in some places, is a big sandwich. But here in New England, the triple-decker is a particular kind of rental housing: a three-story apartment building, usually of wood-frame construction, with each floor consisting of one apartment. 

Elisabeth Harrison

In Providence, the Democrat Nirva LaFortune is the winner of the City Council special election held to fill the Ward 3 seat vacated by the recalled Councilman Kevin Jackson.

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Rhode Island's congressional delegation was critical of President Donald Trump Tuesday, after Trump's unscripted remarks defending his initial statement that there were hatred and violence "on many sides" in Charlottesville and after the president referred to some "very fine people" in the group of white supremacists. 

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