Keith Shortall

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

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

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s 2nd District voted with fellow Republicans on Thursday in favor of the House tax overhaul proposal, which he says will help Maine families and small businesses.

In a written statement, Poliquin says the House bill keeps intact the current highest tax rate for top earners and simplifies the system so that ordinary Mainers will be able to keep more of their own money.

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If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you probably think of it as something bad. But a University of Maine psychology professor has a new theory about migraine attacks: that they may actually be the body’s natural way of protecting and repairing itself from toxins in the brain.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Legislature as a Democrat; Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent lawmaker; and Mike Cianchette, an attorney and former chief counsel to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Legislature as a Democrat; Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent lawmaker; and Mike Chianchette, an attorney and former chief counsel to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Legislature as a Democrat; Dick Woodbury, an economist and former independent lawmaker; and Mike Cianchette, an attorney and former chief counsel to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on politics. This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney and former Democratic legislator; Phil Harriman, a financial planner who served in Augusta as a Republican; and Dick Woodbury, an economist and independent lawmaker.

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

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At 11:30 a.m. every workday the lunch whistle blows at Bath Iron Works, and shipfitters, welders, pipefitters, electricians and painters gather in at the yard’s south gate for a strict 30-minute lunch break. But many Bath residents know very little about these people or about the dangerous work they do.

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

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 and columnist who served in Augusta as a Democrat.

Bowdoin College has received a $10 million gift from Apple Vice President Phil Schiller and his wife Kim Gassett-Schiller to expand its Coastal Studies Center on Harpswell Sound.

The Schillers, whose son graduated this year, say they have a deep interest in science and finding answers to questions.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet experienced her first moments of life in a modest duplex in the midcoast city of Rockland.

It’s Thursday and so we turn to Maine politics in this week’s edition of the Across the Aisle. Keith Shortall spoke with Cynthia Dill, a Portland attorney who served in the Legislature as Democrat, and former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing.

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