Ed Morin

News Producer

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.

After doing post-graduate work at Catholic University in Washington, DC, Ed took a full time job with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network in 1979 and has been with the company ever since. Ed works primarily as a news producer, although over the years he has produced a number of TV arts and public affairs programs as well as many radio arts and music programs. For many years Ed was the principal producer of Maine Stage. These days he is heard primarily as producer of Midday as well as Maine Things Considered newscast producer.

Ed counts among his passions music, sports and family, not necessarily in that order. He sort of plays piano and guitar and has done a good deal of singing. He is an enthusiastic figure skater.

Ed and his wife live in Portland and have four grown sons.

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Lawmakers are still in session as this hour, and will likely be in Augusta into the evening as they take up several tough issues. Maine Public Radio Political Reporter Mal Leary joined Ed Morin from Augusta to discuss today’s session.

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Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has joined 15 other Republican leaders across the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that companies can fire their workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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A 371-pound brass bell assembly is the latest sound signaling device stolen from a navigational buoy within the past year in Penobscot Bay.

Employers looking to bolster their workforces are being asked to consider hiring Maine prison inmates.

Minors under the age of 18 have a few less restrictions on the types of jobs they can do under changes announced by the Maine Department of Labor.  The new rules govern hazardous occupations for minors in non-agricultural employment.

Minors under the age of 18 have a few less restrictions on the types of jobs they can do under changes announced today by the Maine Department of Labor.

Just weeks after the discovery of Eurasian water milfoil in Cobbosseecontee Lake, another state-prohibited invasive aquatic plant has also been found there.

The Maine medical examiner’s office says an underlying heart problem led to the death of an 18-year-old University of Maine football player three weeks ago.

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Items that once belonged to a Maine native who was an early member of the Boston Red Sox are going up for auction this week.

Having averted a strike, two unions representing about 1,000 Consolidated Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have approved three-year contracts.

Maine residents will be able to pay day visits to most Maine State Parks and Historic Sites free of charge from this Saturday through Labor Day.

In a statement Gov. Paul LePage says he signed the financial order to recognize public support for the parks.

The "Fee Holiday" will not extend to camping of any sort and not all state Parks and Historic Sites are participating.

More information is available on the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands webpage.

The Veterans Affairs Maine Healthcare System broke ground for a new facility in Augusta on Wednesday morning. The facility will provide accommodations to families of veterans and military personnel who are receiving treatment at the VA Maine Healthcare System, Togus.

The new Fisher House will offer lodging to as many as 16 families, at no cost to them.

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