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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LifeFlight donation
10:20 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bean Heiress Donates $3 Million for New LifeFlight Helicopter

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."

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Kidney donations
1:58 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Kidney Donors and Recipients Meet for First Time After Maine Operations

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.

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Fire deaths
4:04 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Portland Establishes Task Force in Wake of Deadly Fire

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan discusses the formation of a new task force in the wake of a fire last weekend that killed six young people.
Credit 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.

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Maine
3:15 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

UNE Partners with Jail in Drug Treatment Pilot Program

PORTLAND, Maine - The University of New England and the Cumberland County Jail have teamed up for a month-long pilot program that seeks to address what officials are calling Maine's rising drug addiction epidemic.

Joined by ANEW Approach drug treatment professionals, students in UNE's West College of Health Professionals, along with faculty and alumni, are volunteering their services in a drug treatment program for inmates.

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Your Vote 2014
11:48 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Two Maine Communities At Odds Over Legalizing Marijuana

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Two communities, two different outcomes on votes to legalize small amounts of recreational marijuana for adults.

Voters in South Portland approved the measure 52 to 48 percent. But Lewiston defeated a similar legalization effort 45 to 55 percent.

David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, which supported the two municipal initiatives, says South Portland voters saw through what he calls the scare tactics and misinformation.

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