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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The search for a new president to take the reigns at the University of Southern Maine has been narrowed to three finalists, including one Mainer.

Maine is now firmly into the 2015 legislative session in Augusta. And so, a perfect time to do our weekly check-in on Maine politics with our regular Across the Aisle observers: Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Meredith Strang Burgess, a former Republican lawmaker who is president and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland, and economist and former independent legislator Dick Woodbury. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

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Why is it so difficult for some/most of us to talk about death?  We'll speak with experts about the importance of talking about end of life.

Guests:  James K. VanKirk, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Eastern Maine Supportive Care, Hospice of Eastern Maine
  Carol Schoneberg, Robinson is an End of Life Educator and Bereavement Services Manager at Hospice of Southern Maine
  Jessica Miller, PhD, Clinical Ethicist, EMMC

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Hot on the heels of the Detroit Auto Show, Jamie and John return to talk about what they saw when in the motor city.  They'll also answer your questions about which cars to consider buying, which to stay away from, and when to think about upgrading your ride.

Guests:  Jamie Page Deaton, Auto Editor, U.S. News & World Reports
  John Paul, Manager of Public Affairs for Southern New England and Certified Master Automobile Technician

With the 2015 legislative session in Augusta now underway, we check in on the Maine political scene with two of our regular Across the Aisle observers, Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former Republican lawmaker who's president and CEO of Burgess Adverstising and Marketing in Portland.

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