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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Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

In a change of agenda Tuesday, a Portland City Council committee reviewed practices and policies of the city's Police Department, such as hiring, use-of-force training and how public complaints are handled.

Following the death of George Floyd and others in police custody, a spotlight has been fixed on the use of chokeholds and other neck restraints used by law enforcement. The “use-of-force” policies guiding how police departments in Maine’s two largest communities are similar in what they say about the use of chokeholds.

A coalition of Maine advocacy groups is welcoming an executive order by Gov. Janet Mills that gives Mainers more time to request absentee ballots and submit voter registration applications by mail or third person in advance of the primary and state referendum election on July 14.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

A federal  judge has denied a request from a Blue Hill activist to stop the police from closing roads around the town of Guilford, in advance of President Donald Trump's visit there today.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

What began as a large but peaceful protest Monday night in Portland gave way to violent confrontations with police and 23 arrests.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Chanting "I can't breathe," an estimated 1,000 demonstrators gathered Monday near the Portland Police Department and staged a "die-in" to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while hundreds more protested in Bangor and elsewhere in Maine.

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An African asylum seeker who helped found an organization that brings together immigrant communities in Greater Portland to collaborate and share resources is being remembered. Alain Nahimana, 49, died on Sunday from complications of diabetes.

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Rhode Island-based CVS Health will offer tests for COVID-19 at four pharmacy drive-up sites in Maine beginning Friday.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

The Maine Department of Labor has identified and cancelled some 2,200 unemployment claims determined to be fraudulent. 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced that, effective Monday, June 1, it’s allowing churches in the state to hold public Masses.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen by 42 today in Maine.

Steven Senne / Associated Press/file

The Portland City Council has approved a local marijuana ordinance that gives an advantage to Maine residents as it issues retail licenses based on a point system.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

A small group of protestors, some with beach chairs and “Don't Tread on Me” flags, gathered near the Old Orchard Beach pier Sunday to protest a town policy that prohibits sunbathing and sitting on the beach. Walking and swimming on the beach are allowed.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Four years ago, Maine voters approved a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana. Yet, there are still no marijuana retailers in the state. The industry's roll-out since since 2016 has been impeded by a number of legislative and regulatory twists and turns, including a gubernatorial veto.  But few, if any, in this emerging sector anticipated the latest obstacle.

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