Keith Shortall

Director, News & Public Affairs

Keith Shortall is Maine Public'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 Miane Public in 1989. Keith's interests include music (if you consider drummers to be musicians), and theater.

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It's Thursday and we are talking politics on Across the Aisle. This week, Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent legislator; Mike Cianchette, an attorney and former chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage; and public affairs consultant David Farmer, who served as deputy chief of staff for Gov. John Baldacci.

It’s Thursday and time for the Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising, a former Republican lawmaker; and Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in Augusta as a Democrat.

It's Thursday and time for the Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising, a former Republican lawmaker; and Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in Augusta as a Democrat.

It's Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising, a former Republican lawmaker; and John Eder, who served in the Legislature as a member of Green Independent Party.

It's Thursday and time for the Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising, a former Republican lawmaker; and Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in Augusta as a Democrat.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly foray into Maine politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

Gov. Paul LePage on the dais at his town hall meeting in Biddeford on January 26, 2016.
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It’s Thursday, and time once again for Across the Aisle our weekly roundtable on politics.

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker…Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the legislature as an independent and former republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics.

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It's Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It's Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It’s Thursday, and for the final time this year we bring you Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, and economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and former Republican state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic lawmaker; Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Legislature as an independent; and Republican former state lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

Next week on Across the Aisle, the team looks back on the major political stories of 2016, and offers some bold predictions for the coming year.

It's Thursday and time for our weekly politics roundtable. This week, attorney Cynthia Dill, former Democratic state senator; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, who served in Augusta as Republican; and Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent state lawmaker.

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While serving his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills was gravely injured in an IED explosion. He’s one of only five Afghan and Iraq war vets to survive a quadruple amputation.

Mills’ experience is chronicled in a New York Times bestselling memoir, “Tough as They Come.” But his story continues with efforts to assist other wounded — or as he puts it, “recalibrated,” veterans — through his foundation in Hallowell.

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