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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Nurses working on the unit at Bangor’s Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, where patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 are cared for, are calling on the hospital make changes to better protect workers and patients.

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Freeport outdoor retailer LL Bean says it is working with Maine Health to create “sneeze masks” for health care workers. Bean spokesperson Marie McCarthy says the company is working with existing materials, such as dog bed liners, and sent prototypes to MaineHealth earlier this week.

Because of the ongoing threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a group formed last year to oppose the expansion of the Penobscot County Jail is calling for the immediate reduction of the facility's population ther and at other jails and prisons in Maine.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public File

In response to concerns about out-of-state snowmobilers heading to Aroostook County during the COVID-19 emergency, the state has sent emails to more than 30,000 non-resident sledders asking them to consider staying home during the remainder of this season and come back next year.

The State Labor Department says a significant number of people are filing for unemployment insurance due to COVID-19, and some are having difficulty connecting with the state because the online application is not designed for smartphone use.

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Calling Gov. Janet Mills' response to the coronavirus measured and responsible, the head of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce says the organization supports Mills' executive order placing further restrictions on businesses and operations in Maine to curb the spread of COVID-19.  

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The City of Portland has announced an Emergency Stay at Home order for all nonessential personal and business services effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Seventy-four of the state’s 118 cases have been confirmed in Cumberland County.

New England Cancer Specialists announced that it is closing its Kennebunk office for two weeks after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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The city of Portland is "strongly recommending" that all restaurants close to dine-in customers, or dramatically limit the number of customers, and provide takeout or delivery options only for the foreseeable future, in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

A natural gas company that serves more than 4,800 customers in Augusta and southern Maine has been fined $50,000 by state utility regulators and agreed to a number of specific steps to ensure compliance.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says that scammers claiming to be from a U.S. public health agency are contacting people with demands they pay large amounts of money to ensure they will be eligible to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Maine Attorney General's consumer protection division is looking for people to become volunteer mediators.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has hit a record low, driven down by investors shifting money into the safety of U.S. Treasurys as the new coronavirus outbreak deepens.

A seven-year-old Waterville girl injured in a drive-by shooting nearly a week ago has left the Portland hospital where she had been treated, and is heading back to Waterville.

Emahleeah Frost was shot in the back Friday afternoon while having a snack in her bedroom. The Morning Sentinel is reporting that the family will not be returning to that apartment. The girl's mother told the paper that her daughter doesn't want to go back there, and that the family will be staying in a hotel for a week while they find a place to live.

Covetrus veterinary services company, which is headquartered in Portland, has announced $4 billion in net sales for 2019, but also a net loss of $1 billion.

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