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 B.A. 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, D.C., 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 boys.

Ways To Connect

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation have reached a formal construction agreement with Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield for replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which connects Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The price will be $158.5 million, which will be shared equally by the two states. The bridge carries the U.S. Route One by-pass. Maine DOT spokesman Ted Talbot says the lift span of the new bridge will have a deck that will lft for ships and lower for rail service to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

BANGOR, Maine -- In the wake of several recent merchant data breaches, Bangor Savings Bank has issued 26,000 new debit cards to customers whose information may have been compromised. That's about a quarter of the bank's total number of debit cards.

Bangor Savings Senior Vice President Carol Colson says a very small percentage of the bank's customers have experienced fraud as a result of the merchant data breaches. But she says the company wanted to be proactive.

PORT CLYDE, Maine -- Linda Bean's Maine Lobster is donating $3 million to LifeFlight of Maine, which will cover roughly half the cost of a third helicopter for the statewide service.

LifeFlight has two helicopters right now, based in Lewiston and Bangor. Executive Director Tom Judge says what they plan to get is the next generation of aircraft.

"We'll have a lot more performance in these aircraft," Judge says. "All these aircraft cover every corner of the state, every community in the state, every hospital, EMS service - every community depends on these aircraft."

PORTLAND, Maine - In what's described as the largest, first-of-its-kind kidney pair donation chain in Maine, three recipients received kidneys Nov from three donors, in operations Nov. 4 at Maine Medical Center.

Today the three donors and three recipients met for the first time. Dr. John Vella, director of Maine Med's transplant program, says about a third of the kidneys that could potentially be donated to a relative, friend or loved one are biologically incompatible. That's when indirect donations can come into play.

Ed Morin / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - In the aftermath of last Saturday's deadly fire in Portland that killed six young people, the city of Portland today announced that it's establishing a task force to review fire and code inspection policies in the city.

Mayor Michael Brennan told reporters this afternoon that, for the past 10 years, the city has had a complaint-driven inspections system and probably will for the near future.

Pages