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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Democrats lead Republicans in the races for president, U.S. Senate and the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts in Maine. That’s according to the latest Pan Atlantic Research Omnibus Poll of 600 likely Maine voters conducted online Oct. 2-6.

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Colby College in Waterville has received just over $100 million from the Harold Alfond Foundation, one of the largest gifts in the school’s history.

Hannaford Supermarkets is blaming an unspecified technology error for the company’s failure to inform consumers and police after it received a report in August of razor blades found in fresh pizza dough at a store in Sanford.

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White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx was in Maine on Tuesday meeting with the governor as well as leaders, faculty and students of the Maine Community College System.

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In light of the ongoing pandemic, the city of Portland has issued guidelines for how to safely participate in trick-or-treating activities this Halloween.

Representatives from small business, professional theater and the hospitality industry held a press conference this morning in Portland to voice opposition to referendum Question A on the municipal ballot that would hike the city minimum wage to $15 an hour over 3 years.

Mainers are taking of advantage of in-person absentee voting, a day after several municipalities began allowing it.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Some potato farmers in Aroostook County could see lower yields this year because of extreme drought in the region.

Fred Bever / Maine Public file

Three ballot referendum questions in Portland intended to increase affordable housing in the city are drawing criticism from a group opposing the proposed rent control measures.

An interim agreement reached in a pending lawsuit filed on behalf of four blind or visually impaired Mainers means that Maine voters with certain disabilities will be able to cast absentee ballots from home for the general election in November.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions has announced the layoffs of another 51 people at its paper mill in Jay.

Cable TV provider Spectrum allegedly underpaid nine towns in Cumberland County a total of more than $140,000 in franchise fee payments in 2017 and 2018. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Supreme Court has determined that a people’s veto effort led by the Maine Republican Party failed to get enough qualified signatures to put a referendum on ranked-choice voting on the November ballot. The decision clears the way for the nation’s first use of ranked-choice voting in a presidential election.

Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times via AP, Pool

Fifty years ago on Tuesday, the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed by Congress. Spearheading the measure was Democratic U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, sometimes called the father of the modern environmental movement. Under Muskie’s guidance the Senate vote was unanimous.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Aroostook County a Drought Disaster Area. That makes farm operators in Aroostook and its 4 contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans and other programs.

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