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

What can citizens to do help confront climate change?

Guests:  Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine(All guests in Augusta studio)

  Adam Pontius, with Midcoast Maine chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.  He works at the Portland Public Library and was vice-chair of College Republicans at Elmira College.
  Tom Tietenberg, Mitchell Family Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Colby College

PORTLAND, Maine - The Bangor Daily News reports that Shaw’s Supermarkets is fighting an effort by the Teamsters Union to organize the chain’s pharmacists at 16 stores in Maine, arguing that its pharmacy managers are supervisors and therefore not eligible to be represented by a union.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Democrats at the State House are taking aim at Republican Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to do away with municipal revenue sharing, saying that it will increase property taxes and force some people from their homes.

In the Democratic weekly radio address, state Rep. Christine Powers, of Naples, says the governor is trying to get the state to back out of a longstanding commitment to help fund the operation of cities and towns, and keep property taxes in check.

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for Across the Aisle, our weekly foray into Maine politics. This week, our roundtable includes Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic state senator, Mike Cianchette, former chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage, and Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent state senator. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

Across the Aisle is heard most Thursdays on MPBN Radio.

DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew discusses her and the governor's priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

Guest:  DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew.