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
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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Maine
3:12 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Medical Missions

Credit http://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/#!medical-missions/c1x2i

A look at Mainers who travel abroad for medical / humanitarian missions.

Guests:  Gail Gutradt, author of "In a Rocket Made of Ice."
Dr. Suzanne Hoekstra from Mercy Hospital.  She's a Board-Certified general surgeon with special training in breast surgery.
Bill Dunn, President & Executive Consultant, Sunset Point, LLC.  He is a Yarmouth Rotarian who has been on numerous Rotoplast trips.

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Your Vote 2014
6:06 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Full Audio: Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Barbs in Televised Debate

The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor traded barbs in a televised debate on Portland CBS affiliate WGME last night, sparring over tax cuts, energy policy and Maine's economic health.

Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited the wealthy and accused him of ignoring education in the budget and promoting division.

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Across the Aisle
5:14 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Across the Aisle: Debate Winners and Losers

And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle." It's usually a Thursday feature, but moves to Fridays for the next few weeks to allow for some reflection on MPBN Your Vote 2014 Debates - including last night's face-off between the candidates in the 1st Congressional District race.

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