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.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — A new program is underway that aims to make paint recycling in Maine more convenient.

Under legislation passed in 2013, a program is in place that allows Mainers to drop off unwanted paint at a number of retail paint businesses in the state for recycling at no charge.

The program is being administered by a nonprofit organization called PaintCare that was created by an association of paint and coatings manufacturers.

BLANCHARD, Maine — Three hikers who had been stranded on a flooded portion of the Appalachian Trail were rescued Thursday morning by a Maine Army National Guard Black Hawk medevac helicopter.

The Maine Warden Service says the three thru-hikers had become stranded on a portion of the trail when the East Branch of the Piscataquis River flooded.

Maine Army National Guard Maj. Nathan Arnold, one of the pilots on the mission, says the Guard was alerted by wardens Wednesday night that there were reports of hikers that had not checked in.

OLD TOWN, Maine - For the second day in a row, an announcement has been made about a significant change for a paper industry facility in Maine.

Expera Specialty Solutions announced that it's closing its Old Town pulp mill by the end of December. The news comes just a day after Lincoln Pulp and Tissue announced it was filing for bankruptcy and seeking a new buyer.

Expera spokesperson Addie Teeters says the 195 employees of what had been Old Town Fuel and Fiber were notified about the closure this morning. Teeters says several factors led to the closure.

Tom Porter

PORTLAND, Maine — What broadband initiatives have been successful in New England? And what should the region be doing to build critical 21st century broadband infrastructure?

Those are the topics under discussion today during a conference bringing together national, state and local policymakers as well as leaders in the nonprofit and private sectors.

FARMINGTON, Maine - During a record year for wildfires in the western U.S., a researcher from the University of Maine at Farmington has received federal funding to investigate some of the impacts of high severity fires on western forests.

UMF Biology Professor Drew Barton and his collaborators plan to use the 18-month, $67,000 grant to examine how a change in fire fighting regimes is altering the forest.