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 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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Pioneering classical composer Elliott Schwartz has died.

A professor of music at Bowdoin College in Brunswick for 43 years, Schwartz’s work has been performed by symphony orchestras and chamber groups around the country, and has been made part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.

Medicare

Dec 5, 2016
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More than 300,000 Maine people depend on Medicare insurance for health care.  But it can be confusing to choose your primary and supplemental coverage.  The deadline for enrolling or changing your plan is Wednesday.  We’ll have answers to your Medicare enrollment questions.

Guests:  Marcia Griffin, Director of Medicare Operations for Martin’s Point Healthcare.

Anne Smith, Medicare Rights Advocate with Legal Services for the Elderly.

Todd Reagin, Independent Insurance Agent and owner of Maine Medicare Options.

 

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Thanksgiving marks the busiest travel day of the year.  We’ll hear from Jamie and John on safe driving tips, preparing for winter driving, and get the news on the latest and great vehicles coming out of Detroit, Asia and Europe.

Guests:  Jamie Page Deaton, Automotive Editor for U.S. News & World Report

John Paul, Master Mechanic and Senior Manager, Public Affairs, AAA Northeast

It's Thursday, and time for "Across the Aisle," our weekly foray into Maine politics. This week: Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Legislature as an independent; Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, who was a Republican lawmaker; and attorney Cynthia Dill, who served in Augusta as a Democrat. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

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 and Marketing, who was a Republican lawmaker; and attorney Cynthia Dill, who served in Augusta as a Democrat.

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