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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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has hired former state Senator Tom Coderre, a Democrat, to serve as a senior advisor on the opioid crisis.

The governor's chief of staff said Coderre will help coordinate various departments and agencies and their response to the crisis.

The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts said this week that he can't promise to take a hands-off approach to legalized marijuana. The comments follow a change in federal policy on marijuana, and they come at a time when the Bay State is finalizing plans for the first recreational sales of the drug.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling was responding to concerns from supporters of legalization after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would encourage a tougher stance against marijuana, which remains illegal at the federal level. 

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Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year. An aide revealed the treatment as Romney considers a run for U.S. Senate.

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We're breathing a sigh of relief here in southern New England, now that we have emerged from some of the coldest weather we've had here in years. Sunday's low temperatures broke records up and down the East coast, but highs for the days ahead could reach into the fifties by week's end. 

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Cranston High School West Psychologist George Blessing was found not guilty Wednesday in a bench trial on the misdemeanor charge of failing to report allegations of “sexual abuse of a child in an educational program” to child welfare authorities. Blessing is the first person to face charges under Rhode Island’s newly amended child abuse reporting law.  

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In part 2 of our series, "Striking a New Chord: A 15-Week Journey To Learning An Instrument," RIPR’s Morning Host Chuck Hinman continues to follow a group of adults learning to play string instruments for the first time.

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George Blessing, a staff psychologist at Cranston High School West, is accused of failing to report allegations to child welfare authorities of, “sexual abuse of a child in an educational program.” Blessing is the first person to face charges under Rhode Island’s newly amended child abuse reporting law. A hearing on a motion to dismiss the trial, as well as the potential start of the trial itself had to be postponed, after the prosecutor from the Attorney General's office fell ill. The trial has been rescheduled for early January.

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November marks the one-year anniversary for Rhode Island's poet laureate, Tina Cane. 

Cane is a teacher as well as a published poet, and for this month’s Artscape, she joined RIPR’s Chuck Hinman to talk about poetry, and her mission to inject more of it into ordinary life. She’s already placed poetry on the public bus system statewide.    

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The 2017 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island is out on Monday. It's an annual report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Food Bank, discussed the findings of the report with RIPR's Chuck Hinman. According to Schiff, the report highlights a continuing hunger problem in the state. 


In Westerly, health officials have told residents to boil the water before drinking it, after the discovery of E. coli bacteria in the public water supply. The state Department of Health said water should be boiled for at least one minute, if it is to be used for human consumption such as cooking and drinking.

The presence of E. Coli indicates fecal matter in the water. Officials say it was detected in a routine sample taken on Monday. 

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Peter Gaynor, Director of RI’s Emergency Management Agency, discussed power restoration following the storm in late October.

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Attleboro’s longtime mayor, Kevin Dumas, was ousted Tuesday in municipal voting. His rival, Democratic state Senator Paul Heroux, beat out the seven-term incumbent.

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In New England, the "triple decker" is a three-story apartment building, usually of wood-frame construction, with each floor consisting of one apartment. 

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In Warwick, the Rhode Island city with the largest number of customers who lost power, nearly 14,000 homes and businesses remained in the dark Monday evening. Residents and work crews spent much of the day cleaning up debris and waiting for the power to come back.

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In this multi-part series, "Striking a New Chord: A 15-Week Journey To Learning An Instrument," RIPR’s Morning Edition host Chuck Hinman follows a beginning adult ensemble class for violin, viola, cello and bass in Bristol, RI.


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