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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A new study funded by the National Science Foundation indicates that the effects of the rapid acidification of the world's oceans is more widespread than previously believed, and that Maine is among the 15 most threatened states.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The federal government is making around $1.25 million available for rural agricultural producers and small business owners to purchase and install renewable energy systems, or make energy efficiency improvements.

Virginia Manuel, director of U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Maine, says $163,000 of the Rural Energy for America Program funds is available for grants of $20,000 or less, and more than $1 million for grants of more than $20,000.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Maine and Maryland have agreed to collaborate with four other eastern states in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines.

The task force members, which also include New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, have created a formal framework for sharing information, something some investigators have done informally in the past.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine -- A city panel in Portland is set to take up fire safety recommendations drafted in the wake of an apartment house fire in November that killed six young adults.

The city's Fire Safety Task Force, set up after the Noyes Street fire, has put forward measures to increase landlord-tenant accountability and transparency of inspection records.

The task force has also recommended creation of five new positions to beef up the inspection process. The report says the net cost of implementing the recommendations would be about $255,000.

PORTLAND, Maine - On the day that demolition began on a Portland apartment house where a fire killed six young adults in early November, the city of Portland has filed legal complaints against owner Gregory Nisbet in connection with another apartment house he owns in the city.