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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As the National School Walkout movement to fight gun violence continues across the country, RIPR's Chuck Hinman talked to two members of Providence's Youth Peace Ambassador Program, about their efforts to address violence inside their schools and their communities.


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Rhode Island is awash in acoustic guitar performances for the weekend of April 6-8. The University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival kicks off its 3rd incarnation on Friday night at the Pump House Music Works in Peace Dale. And the Argentinian guitarist and composer Juan Falu makes an appearance in Providence on Sunday night.   


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The American director James Ivory has been a filmmaking success story for more than 30 years, mostly with his company Merchant/Ivory Productions. Now 89, he's still going strong.

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Thousands of people thronged the lawn of the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence Saturday afternoon. They came together as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered nationwide and around the world for March For Our Lives protests held to demand action to stop school shootings and gun violence in general. 

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In October last year, RIPR's Chuck Hinman joined a group of adults learning to play stringed instruments for the first time, with the Community String Project in Bristol. Hinman has been chronicling his musical journey in our series “Striking a New Chord”. 

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In the summer of 1934, George Gershwin was staying in a cottage on Folly Island, South Carolina, working on his folk opera "Porgy and Bess." 

New Bedford Whaling Museum

As part of our series One Square Mile: New Bedford, we look at the “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World”, painted by New Bedford artists Benjamin Russell and Caleb Purrington. 


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As part of RIPR’s One Square Mile: New Bedford series, RIPR’s Chuck Hinman talks with Lee Blake, the president of the New Bedford Historical Society, about New Bedford’s prominent role in the abolitionist movement in the mid-18th century.  


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The Rhode Island Association of School Principals says there is confusion among administrators about reporting allegations of abuse in their schools.

Haitian community activists, politicians and local leaders held a press conference and rally on Sunday to support Rhode Island's Haitian community, in reaction to the vulgar comments about certain immigrants attributed to President Trump on Thursday.

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A group of students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst are challenging the university over restrictions on student rallies, which the students claim are unconstitutional. The group, Young Americans for Liberty, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court.

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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