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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State health officials are reporting no new deaths in Maine Sunday related to COVID-19. That leaves the total number of deaths in the state related to the disease at 64.

Maine is getting federal assistance to provide food for children who receive free and reduced meals at school.

The U.S. Census Bureau says it will resume door-to-door delivery of census packets in Maine this Friday.

The public library in the town of Gray opened for limited browsing today, one of the first libraries in Maine to reopen since the COVID-19 emergency began.

Organizers of 10 of the state’s annual summer agricultural fairs have decided to cancel their 2020 season.

The University of New England has announced that it’s bringing students back to its Biddeford and Portland campuses for the fall semester and, in some cases, even earlier.

Theater at Monmouth

When problems arise in the world of theater, the rallying cry has long been "the show must go on," but that's just not the case for many theater companies in Maine that have cancelled their spring and summer seasons because of the spread of COVID-19. And now, sights are now set on future seasons.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills Tuesday released her plan to restart the state economy. But there are still a lot of questions about how it might work and how it affects businesses. We've brought in Maine Public's chief political correspondent Steve Mistler to help explain what we know so far and, hopefully, clear up some confusion.

The annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race, which draws thousands of runners to Cape Elizabeth in August, has been canceled.

Portland city councilors Monday night agreed to allow the temporary licensing of existing marijuana testing facilities, which are necessary for the adult use recreational marijuana industry to open in Maine.

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The Portland City Council voted unamimously Monday night to extend the city's Emergency Stay-at-Home order put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The order, set to expire Monday, has been extended through May 18.

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Workers in the city of Portland, especially those who come into close contact with the public,  would have to wear masks, or similar cloth face coverings, if the Portland City Council approves an amendment to the city's emergency stay-at-home order at its meeting Monday evening. 

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State Health Officials are reporting another 25 cases of COVID-19 in Maine Sunday, but no additional deaths.

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Among the sectors of the Maine economy that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic is real estate, which has seen a slowdown in sales since emergency orders went into place. But that doesn’t mean that buying and selling have stopped — the demand for houses is still there, and agents are finding new ways to safely show properties.

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Portland City Councilors unanimously agreed Monday night to temporarily ease some restrictions on businesses deemed to be non-essential under the city's COVID-19 stay-at-home order.