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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The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has announced new financing of $19.2 million in drinking water projects for the town of Cumberland and the Providence Water Supply Board.

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Old Ironsides is back on the water in Boston. The USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, was undocked Sunday night to float out at the peak of high tide following two years of restoration work.

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Rhode Island's budget standoff shows no signs of being resolved by the state's feuding legislative leaders, and it's threatening to affect state aid to local school districts. 

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Steve Brown, executive director of Rhode Island's American Civil Liberties Union, joins Bonus Q&A this week. He discussed a range of topics, including racial profiling, reproductive rights & more.  

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The Smith Hill neighborhood in Providence has seen waves of immigrants over the years. The Irish were first, in the early 19th century. Now the neighborhood is almost half Hispanic and Asian, according to the 2010 census. At one time, it was the center of a sizeable Jewish community, and a single synagogue remains.

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A new effort to combat opioid addiction and overdose deaths opened Monday in Rhode Island. Lifespan, the state’s largest hospital system, is running an outpatient treatment facility called the Lifespan Recovery Center in Providence.

Some 58,000 Haitians in the United States, including some in Rhode Island, have received a six-month extension of their special immigration status, known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. It was first granted after Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

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The community arts studio New Urban Arts in Providence is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The organization provides mentoring relationships between high school students and emerging artists. The anniversary comes at a time when public funding for the arts faces threats from a new administration in Washington, and a rally is scheduled for next Thursday, June 1st, at the State House, in support of public arts funding.

Picture this: you’re a visiting professor at Roger Williams University Law School, and you have some experience defending members of the military. Then you watch a classified video made public on WikiLeaks where Americans fire on – and kill -- Iraqis from an Apache Helicopter.

"At the time I saw the collateral murder video air, and I remember thinking to myself whoever released that was going to be in a lot of trouble," said Rhode Island-based attorney David Coombs.

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For this month’s Artscape, we visit an exhibit of politically-inspired work done by three local artists on display now at OneWay Gallery in Narragansett. 

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At least 250 people turned out for a congressional town hall meeting at Coventry High School Sunday, hosted by three-fourths of Rhode Island’s Democratic congressional delegation- Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and 2nd District Representative Jim Langevin.

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An unusual funeral takes place in Providence Friday afternoon. It’s for a building: the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building on Fountain St. Built by the state in 1968 to house the Department of Human Services, it’s being torn down now, after a period of emptiness and deterioration.

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