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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GRAY, MAINE -  Coastal Flooding is expected tonight into early tomorrow in southern Maine and New Hampshire.  Forecasters have posted a coastal flood warning for the area 11 tonight until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Five hundred of the world's top biathletes will converge on Aroostook County next February for an International Biathlon Union World Cup event.

Competitions will take place Feb. 11 to Feb. 14 of 2016, and will be held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.

Event Director Jane Towle says the economic impact will be in the millions of dollars. She says the budget for just hosting the event is $1 million.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - A Portland committee has given approval to a proposal to establish a city-wide minimum wage. It would be the first municipal minimum wage in the state and the twelveth in the U.S., according to the Portland Press Herald.

The proposal that was accepted is a scaled-back version of the one proposed by Mayor Michael Brennan. It would hike the Portland minimum wage to $8.75 on Jan. 1, 2016, with increases every two years until it hits $9.75 Jan. 1, 2020. Brennan had proposed starting at $9.50 an hour and raising it in increments from there.

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.

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