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
5:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Across the Aisle: The Battle Over Immigration Policy

As the president prepares to address the nation this evening on immigration, Republicans in Congress are saying they will act to challenge his actions. It's the subject of this week's "Across the Aisle," our weekly foray into Maine politics, with Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent legislator, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former Republican legislator and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland. They spoke with MPBN's Keith Shortall.

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Maine
3:43 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Tech Talk

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A 'black Friday' preview to tech deals and answers to your tech questions - be they pc, mac, tablet, smartphone, printer or wi-fi network.

Guests:  Jared Maxfield, Owner of Necessary Technology   
  Andrew Rosenstein, Founder of TechPort
Janet McKenney, Director of Library Development, Maine State Library

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Maine
9:29 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Confronting Genocide

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The effects of genocide abroad - and here in Maine.  Host Keith Shortall leads a conversation about how we define genocide, and what about what some say is its legacy here in Maine.  

Guests:   Tom Andrews, former Congressman and now the President and CEO of United to End Genocide.  

Matt Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine and Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

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Politics
5:18 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Across the Aisle: A New Maine Legislature, a New Dynamic

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for "Across the Aisle," our weekly foray into Maine politics.  Our analysts include 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 MPBN's Keith Shortall.

Across the Aisle is heard every Thursday on MPBN Radio.
 

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Maine
12:38 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Dog Rescue, Training and Care

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Thinking of adopting a pooch?  Worried about how to train your new furry friend?  Curious about the right questions to ask a vet?  Tune in to hear how best to adopt, care for and train your new dog.

Guests:  Liz Langham - Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

 Lisa Smith - Operations Director for the Humane Society Waterville Area.

Dr. Katy Hazzard - veterinarian at the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital and is an Advisory Board Member for the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

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