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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FORT KENT, Maine - Officials with the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and the UMaine System, are voicing their support for UMFK President Wilson Hess.

The support comes after the College of the Marshall Islands stripped Hess of his president emeritus title.

Kevin Bennett

BUCKSPORT, Maine - Firetrucks, police cars and hundreds of people gathered in Bucksport to show their support for Verso Paper mill workers coming off their final shift at the soon-to-be-shuttered facility.

WASHINGTON - An effort to establish a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C. is moving forward.

President Obama is expected to sign a bill authored by Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins that creates a privately-funded commission to prepare a report containing recommendations for establishing and maintaining the museum. 

Collins says a museum recognizing the contributions of American women is long overdue.

Patty Wight / MPBN

Maine-based international aid nurse Kaci Hickox says the honor bestowed on her and others by Time Magazine is important because it highlights the hard work still being done by thousands of people in West Africa, and elsewhere, to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

Time has collectively honored all Ebola fighters of 2014 as its "Person of the Year."

Hickox - who volunteered as a nurse in Sierra Leone earlier this year - says that while material and financial help are crucial, none of it would work without human volunteers.

Patty Wight / MPBN

An MTV channel targeting college students has named nurse - and Maine resident - Kaci Hickox its 2014 woman of the year. The channel, called mtv-U, made the announcement today.
 

Hickox defied state-imposed quarantines after returning from West Africa, where she had treated Ebola patients. She said she was acting on behalf of all health care workers who returned from battling Ebola.

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