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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After Concord Coach Line's national competitor Greyhound stopped allowing random immigration checks on its buses, and after pressure from civil rights groups, the New Hampshire-based company says it will no longer consent to such checks on its buses.

Portland Police have identified the man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train Sunday afternoon.

A special meeting involving the Paris Fire Department, where 18 members resigned this week, is taking place Monday evening at the town office.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has sold its historic State Street property to developers, who say they plan to use it largely for residential housing for all income levels. Small commercial components are also anticipated.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and two other Democratic House members have expressed strong opposition to President Trump's plan to shift $37 million from LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, to help fund his plan to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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NASA has designated a small research satellite to be designed and built in the state of Maine for launch sometime in the next three years.

The Maine Department of Education Wednesday sent out updated information about the new coronavirus to public schools.

Police are working to identify a man found dead Sunday afternoon near railroad tracks in Portland.  Portland Police Lt. Robert Martin says officials believe the man was homeless, in his 50s and was struck by a train.  

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Unannounced Active Shooter drills in schools are scaring America's students without making them any safer. That's one of the conclusions found in a new report released by the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. The report recommends that schools refrain from conducting unannounced active shooter drills, as well as prohibit drills that simulate gun violence.

Rob Wilcox is Everytown's deputy director of Policy and Strategy. He spoke with Maine Public’s Ed Morin.

A Portland-based start-up that owns and operates veterinary hospitals from eastern New York to Maine is looking to expand partnerships. Chief Executive Officer Dan Espinal says that in addition to buying a majority share in a practice, Rarebreed Veterinary Partners can offer sellers administrative support.

The Maine Department of Labor has been awarded up to $6.2 million to help those affected by substance-use disorders enter or reenter the workforce.

The administrative bodies that coordinate scouting in the state of Maine are responding to news that the national Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter-11 bankruptcy Tuesday.

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A 63-year old Orland man and his dog died Wednesday after the truck the man was driving broke through the ice on a lake not far from Penobscot Bay.

A 63-year-old Northfield man charged with murder in connection with three shooting deaths Monday in Washington County is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

Freeport-based L.L. Bean says it plans to layoff 200 employees company-wide by the end of February. 

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