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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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. 

One man was arrested in Machias Monday morning and charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men and a woman at three residences in Machias and Jonesboro.

State revenue officials are reporting the largest increase in the value of real and personal property in Maine in a decade.

Citing increased financial challenges, a nonprofit agency that provides in-home care services for just under 600 older Mainers and adults with physical disabilities announced that it will be closing its doors at the end of April.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says Democratic presidential candidate, and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg sent inaccurate voting information to some state residents.

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Activists in Portland Wednesday called on U.S. Republican Sen. Susan Collins to support calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial.

Following a recent spike in the number of overdose deaths in Maine's largest city, Portland Police are reaching out to remind the public that there are resources available to help those at risk.

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Investigators say the severing of an underground propane gas line during the installation of a protective metal post, known as a Techno Post, led to the Farmington explosion last September that killed one firefighter and injured several others.