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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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. 

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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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Fishery regulators are meeting with commercial and recreational fishermen all around New England to talk about upcoming assessments of key fish stocks. 

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The late Brown University Art Professor Walter Feldman was awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously, in a ceremony Monday in the Providence office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

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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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