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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Dementia grant
3:59 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Maine Aging Agency Gets $1 Million for Dementia Help

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - An agency that seeks to improve the well-being of older adults in southern Maine has received almost $1 million from the federal government to develop a collaborative effort to benefit people with dementia, their families and caregivers.

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging says the Southern Maine Dementia Service Network will expand caregiver services, training and other support, both at SMAA and at other area organizations.

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Education
6:23 am
Thu October 16, 2014

USM Committed to Maintaining 3 Campuses

BANGOR, Maine — Responding to a proposal by the University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate, key members of the UMaine System Board of Trustees have affirmed their commitment to maintaining 3 USM campuses.

USM is trying to close a $16 million budget gap and administrators have proposed cutting a number of academic programs and faculty positions. Last week the school's Faculty Senate suggested closing one of three campuses to save money. But UMaine System spokesman Dan Demeritt says all three campuses have important roles.

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Child sexual assault
5:46 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Portland Police Seek 'Person of Interest' in Sexual Assault on Child

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police are asking for the public's help in locating a 25-year-old Portland man they say is a "person of interest" in the sexual assault of a young child in the city's East Bayside neighborhood early Sunday morning.  

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Business and Economy
5:52 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Amid Economic Gloom, Some Good News in Aroostook County

ASHLAND, Maine -- Maine independent U.S. Senator Angus King says the announcement that Verso Paper would soon be closing it's Bucksport mill made for a tough day yesterday in Maine

But he says that today has been a great one for Aroostook County, with three companies celebrating the opening of new facilities. "Well over a hundred jobs and more to come," he said, "a lot of optimism. a beautiful fall day with a blue sky."

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Old Town Fuel and Fiber
11:23 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Feds Deny Assistance for Laid Off Maine Workers

OLD TOWN, Maine - The 200 workers who lost jobs when Old Town Fuel and Fiber shut down last month have been denied federal help. The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is designed to help workers whose jobs were lost due to increased foreign competition.

Maine Department of Labor spokesperson Julie Rabinowitz says as more data was reviewed, it was determined the job losses in Old Town weren't caused by foreign competition. However, Rabinowitz says there are other alternatives for training and job search assistance.

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