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.

Ways To Connect

Join us for a conversation about UMaine's Climate Change Institute.

Guests:  Paul Mayewski, Director of the UMaine Climate Change Institute
  Sean Birkel, Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute, UMaine (and next State Climatologist)
  Ivan Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources

Advances in weather forecasting technology and we'll hear from the author of 'Superstorm - Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy.'

Guests:  Kathryn Miles, author of 'Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy.'

Lou McNally, meteorologist.

Charlie Lepresti, CBS 13 Chief Meteorologist.

  Pete Slovinsky, Coastal geologist with the Maine Geological Survey.

ACA Sign Up - 2014

Dec 7, 2014

The deadline is approaching for signing up, or renewing, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  We'll hear from experts on what you need to know about signing up for new coverage - or how to keep the coverage you signed up for last year.

Guests:  Jake Grindle, Health Navigator Program Coordinator, Western Maine Community Action 

  Emily Brostek, Executive Director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Net Neutrality

Dec 2, 2014

What is net neutrality and why it matters to those who use the internet.

Guests:  Laura Gurney, New England School of Communications at Husson University
  William Yates, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications, St. Joseph's College


A discussion about the blood supply - from donation to hospital management. 

Guests:  Dr. Irwin Gross of Eastern Maine Medical Center (Blood Management Program) 

Dr. Jorge Rios, medical director with American Red Cross in New England