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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Across the Aisle
5:44 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Across the Aisle: Assessing the Cutler Factor in the Maine Governor's Race

And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle," with our analysts this week: Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Dick Woodbury, an economist, former independent legislator, and tax policy consultant to independent gubenatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former state legislator and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland. They spoke with MPBN's Keith Shortall.

 

Across the Aisle is a regular feature on Thursdays.
 

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Maine
12:00 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Understanding Autism

Credit http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

Diagnosing and treating autism.  Medical experts discuss how to deal with the often challenging behaviors associated with the developmental disorder.  Learn about the latest research into our understanding of autism, treatment options, and, where to turn for help. 

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Maine
10:05 am
Mon October 27, 2014

The Future of Maine's Paper & Pulp Industry

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What's in store for Maine's Paper & Pulp industry?

Guests:  John Williams, President of the Maine Pulp and Paper Association

Dr. Michael Hillard, University of Southern Maine professor of economics.  He has specialized in research regarding Maine's paper industry.

Click here to watch a documentary called "Remembering Mother Warren," which chronicles the labor history of the S.D. Warren paper mill in Westbrook, one of the nation's oldest.

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Across the Aisle
8:59 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Across the Aisle: A Challenge in the Maine Governor's Race

And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle." It's usually a Thursday feature, but has been moved to Friday this week to allow for some reflection on all of the week's political happenings. The panel includes Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Dick Woodbury, an economist, former independent legislator and tax policy consultant to independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former legislator, and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

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Politics
5:59 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Eliot Cutler: 'Michaud Cannot Close the Deal'

Jennifer Rooks (left) and Eliot Cutler at Thursday's gubernatorial debate in Bangor.
Credit Eliot Cutler campaign / via Twitter

BANGOR, Maine — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler had the stage, and a broadcast audience, to himself last night at the Gracie Theater at Husson University. Cutler was the only candidate for governor to accept MPBN's invitation to debate.

Cutler issued his Democratic opponent a challenge: to free his supporters to vote for another candidate if polls show Mike Michaud can't win.

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