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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Can you see music? Artist-musician Lennie Peterson can, or I should say, he just does. It’s not really a choice.

Last week, the Boston Globe launched a coordinated editorial campaign against President Donald Trump's comments about the media. Tim White, an invesitgative reporter for WPRI-TV, and Ed Fitzpatrick, a former Providence Journal columnist and current Director of Media Relations at Roger Williams University, join Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman in the studio to take a closer a look. 


The estimated cost of Rhode Island's troubled new computer system for benefits has grown by $150 million, after state officials added an aditional year's spending to the forecast. 


President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including his plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

Preservation Society of Newport County

A young Oscar Wilde came to Newport in 1882, on a U.S. tour promoting "Aestheticism," or art for art’s sake. For this month’s Artscape, we visit Rosecliff Mansion, where an exhibit commemorates that visit. It’s called “Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport.” 

Providence Public Library

The Providence Public Library has announced that its building at 150 Empire St., opened in 1954, is being transformed. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman talked to PPL Executive Director Jack Martin about this ambitious, multi-million dollar project.

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As many parents wait to be reunited with children separated from them at the U.S. border, some undocumented immigrants married to American citizens still face the threat of being taken away from their families.

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Would you like to see the longest painting in America? You can, starting Saturday July 14th at the Kilburn Mill in New Bedford. It's a massive artwork, 1,275 feet long, 170 years old and called "Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World".

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In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, radio was the dominant electronic medium for home entertainment, with much of that entertainment being performed live and broadcast over the airwaves. A monthly performance at the Columbus Theatre draws inspirationg from this tradition.

Providence College

Providence College is 101 years old.  In doing research before the centennial, two of the school’s professors unearthed a surprising story: For several decades in the first half of the 20th century, Catholic PC was a welcoming haven for Jewish students. For this month’s Artscape, RIPR’s Chuck Hinman introduces us to those professors, their story and how they turned it into the documentary, “Sons of Providence”:

Rhode Island State Police

Rhode Island State Police said they believe they’ve carried out the single largest takedown in their history. Police Colonel Ann Assumpico, at a press conference Wednesday, announced the arrests of 49 people and the seizure of more than 53 illegal guns, and quantities of heroin, cocaine, crack and marijuana.

Chris Potter

A hearing has been continued, in the Providence Journal's lawsuit against a judge, following a high-profile murder trial. Karen Bordeleau, president of the New England First Amendment Coalition and a former executive editor of The Providence Journal, discusses the lawsuit. Bordeleau said an order from Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel barring access to the jury was not normal procedure for the court.   

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After the 2016 presidential election, Rob Blair, an assistant professor of political science at Brown University, began teaching a new course. It's designed to answer one question: is our democracy failing? And it’s proven to be popular enough to go nationwide. Blair claims that this is not an anti-Trump course.

Roderick Coover

Brown University honored fiction writer Robert Coover this month with a three-day festival, "International Fiction Now: Celebrating the Unspeakable Practices of Robert Coover and the International Writers Project."


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.