Keith Shortall

Director, News & Public Affairs

Keith Shortall is MPBN's News and Public Affairs Director. He grew up in Thomaston, Maine and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to MPBN in 1989. Keith's interests include music (if you consider drummers to be musicians), and theater.

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Guests:  David Ciullo, President, CMA, Host of the HR Power Hour Radio Show, President, Lincolnshire International
  Ben Neveux, Employment & Training Specialist, Maine Department of Labor
  Johnna Major, President of Cornerstone HR.  Johnna is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bates College.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A local theater company says it's closing up shop after failing to reach an affordable rental agreement for its longtime performance space.

Evan Sposato, board president of Aqua City Actors Theatre, says the group could not meet new lease terms set by Waterville Creates.

"It's a sad day for all of us who are involved and I'd like to thank everybody who's acted, volunteered with ACAT, and everybody who's come and seen our shows and supported us," he says.

Another Thursday is upon us, and that means it's time for Across the aisle, our weekly foray into the world of politics with our panel of analysts. This week, they include former Democratic Maine House Speaker Hannah Pingree, former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent. They spoke with Keith Shortall.
Across the Aisle is heard most Thursdays on MPBN Radio.

PORTLAND, Maine - It's Thursday, and time again for Across the Aisle, our look at Maine politics, with regulars Cynthia Dill, an attorney with the Portland firm of Troubh Heisler and a former Democratic state senator, former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent.

Across the Aisle is heard most Thursday's on MPBN Radio.

Former Colby College president and now Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bro Adams discusses his work with the NEH... why he's back in Maine... and how and why the humanities matter not just in the academic world, but the world at large. 

Guests: William "Bro" Adams chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities. Former president of Colby College and Bucknell University.
  Liam Riordan, Professor, Department of History at UMaine. Director of UMaine's Humanities Center.