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 - The Maine House today passed a resolution commemorating the last of the Selma to Montgomery marches, which reached the steps of the Alabama Capitol 50 years ago today.

The march, in support of voting rights in the U.S., was the last of three held in March of 1965, and the first to traverse the entire 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery.

The first march ended when the unarmed marchers were violently confronted by state troopers and others in what has become known as Bloody Sunday.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Advocates gathered at the State House today in support of a measure that would require GMO labeling.

In 2013, Maine lawmakers passed a law that requires labeling of food distributed in Maine that is produced using genetically modified organisms, but only if five contiguous states, including Maine, pass a similar requirement. Advocates are seeking a repeal of that trigger.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Medical Center researchers have received a $230,000 federal grant for innovative research that could have an effect on the treatment of osteoporosis and obesity.

Dr. Clifford Rosen, senior scientist at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, says bone cells and fat cells come from one original cell line. He says whether they produce bone or fat depends on how the cells use the fuel that's available to them. Rosen says bone cells uses a lot of energy in the form of sugar while fat cells are fueled by fatty acids.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The jobless rate in January dropped three tenths of a percentage point from December to 5.2 percent. That's down from 6 percent the year before.

Maine Department of Labor Economist Glenn Mills says the state is getting very close to what would be considered a normal level of labor market health. He says the average unemployment rate from the 1980s until just before the recent recession was around 5.0 percent.

"So we're getting very close to kind of a normal level of unemployment after a long recovery from a very deep recession," Mills says.

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says approximately 4,500 Maine taxpayers are owed about $3.7 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2011.

IRS spokesman Mark Hanson says taxpayers have until April 15 to file a 2011 return and claim any outstanding refund.

"If you had a job and you had federal income taxes withheld, even if you were not required to file a return, you may want to go ahead and do so," Hanson says. "That way you can get the refund money that's rightfully yours."

Hanson says the median unclaimed Maine refund from 2011 is $645.