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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Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Mainers who want the state to begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions are planning a noontime rally today Monday near the governor's residence in Augusta. 

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

State health officials say two more Mainers have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to 34.

The company that owns the Androscoggin Mill heavily damaged in yesterday's massive explosion says it will be a significant length of time before the mill will be able to produce pulp again. In a press release, the Pennsylvania based Pixelle Specialty Solutions says the explosion was caused by a ruptured pulp digester that was damaged extensively.

The Portland City Council has postponed vote on a measure to provide financial incentives to owners of short-term rental property in the city to convert them to long-term rentals, but approved another restricting when people can walk dogs off leash.

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Students across the state on Monday got to talk with two astronauts from Maine who are aboard the International Space Station. York native Chris Cassidy has just arrived for his third mission into space, while Caribou native Jessica Meir returns to Earth in about a week.

Through a virtual interconnect, one student from the Jefferson Village School asked whether constellations look different in space. As Cassidy explained, it’s hard to see the stars from the space station.

While small streams and low lying areas across the northern third of the state may see minor to moderate flooding overnight into Tuesday, forecasters expect northern Maine’s large rivers to stay within their banks.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Both Central Maine Power and Emera Maine say that while they expect to restore service to most of their customers by the end of the day Sunday, some may not have power for at least another night.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine CDC is confirming increases in the numbers of residents and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in a skilled nursing and assisted living center In Augusta.

High school spring sports seasons in Maine have been cancelled due to concern about COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Athletic footwear manufacturer New Balance, which has factories in Norridgewock, Norway and Showhegan, has announced it's furloughing some of its workers due to the economic impact of COVID-19.

Gov. Janet Mills’ administration has agreed to a temporary pay increase for public-sector workers in state mental health and correctional facilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

A statewide non-profit organization that works to support family woodland owners in Maine has received more than 2,000 acres of forest land in New Gloucester, the largest land donation in the group's history.

The  Maine Department of Health and Human Services office in Rockland will be closed Monday for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

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.

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