Keith Shortall

News Editor

Keith 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 Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.

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It is Thursday, and time for Across the Aisle, our foray into Maine Politics.

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic legislator; Meredith Strang-Burgess of Burgess Advertizing and Marketing who served in Augusta as a Republican; and economist Dick Woodbury, who served in the legislature as an independent spoke with Keith Shortall.

It's Thursday, which means it’s time again for Across the Aisle, Maine Public’s foray into Maine Politics.

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic legislator; Meredith Strang-Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing who served in Augusta as a Republican; and economist Dick Woodbury, who served in the legislature as an independent all spoke with Keith Shortall.

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

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic state lawmaker, Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertizing and Marketing, who served in Augusta as a Republican, and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the legislature as an independent spoke with Keith Shortall.

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A bipartisan group of influential Maine lawmakers is telling Massachusetts regulators to reject Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposal to build a big transmission line through western Maine.

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This summer’s annual Lobster Festival Parade will have its usual share of firetrucks, floats and marching bands — but you won’t see any politicians or political parties making their way down Main Street in Rockland. It’s the first time in the event’s 70-year-history that organizers have imposed such a restriction, citing concerns raised by other parade entrants.

It is Thursday and time again for "Across the Aisle" our weekly rountable on Maine Politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic legislator, and Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, who served in the legislature as a Republican. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

It's Thursday and time again for Across the Aisle, our weekly politics roundtable. Our analysts this week include Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Maine Legislature as a Democrat, and former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

It's Thursday and time again for Across the Aisle, our weekly politics roundtable. Our analysts this week include Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Maine Legislature as a Democrat, former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in Augusta as an independent. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

It's Thursday and time again for Across the Aisle, our weekly politics roundtable. Our analysts this week include Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Maine Legislature as a Democrat, former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in Augusta as an independent. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

It’s Thursday, and time again for Across the Aisle, our weekly foray into Maine Politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former state lawmaker, Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, who served in a Augusta as a republican, and former independent legislator Dick Woodbury, who is an economist. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

It's Thursday and time again for "Across the Aisle," Maine Public's weekly foray into Maine 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 legislator Phil Harriman, a financial planner join Keith Shortall in a weekly round up.

It’s Thursday, and time again for Across the Aisle, our weekly foray into Maine Politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former state lawmaker, Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, who served in a Augusta as a republican, and former independent legislator Dick Woodbury, who is an economist. They spoke with Keith Shortall.

A judge in Bath Thursday acquitted nine activists of criminal trespass charges in connection with a protest at Bath Iron works in April.

That's according to Logan Perkins, an attorney representing two of the nine protesters.  The group, which called themselves the "Aegis 9," and about 20 other people, came to protest the “christening” of an Aegis destroyer ship at BIW and were arrested by Bath Police when they refused to leave.

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

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Anyone active in Maine’s outdoors scene either knows or knows of George Smith.

For 18 years, he served as executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. He also hosted a TV show called Wildfire, and is perhaps best known for his articles, columns, blogs and books about the Maine outdoors, sporting camps and the sights and sounds of the state he loves.

In one of those columns last week, Smith revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS.

Maine Calling’s Jennifer Rooks spoke with Smith and with Nell Davies from the ALS Foundation on Friday.

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