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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Though it sounds like science fiction, limb regeneration in humans is entirely within the realm of possibility. It can also help in wound healing and in the development of highly sophisticated prosthetic devices that are much more sensitive and effective than those that are currently in use.

Guests:  Dr. Voot P. Yin, assistant professor at MDI Biological Laboratory

Dr. Benjamin L. King, senior staff scientist at MDI Biological Laboratory

In a time when police are in the headlines over race relations and shootings, what are the challenges for law enforcement? We'll discuss the role of police in the community, as well as training and education, workload, drug enforcement and other issues. Guests:  Michael Sauschuck, Portland Police Chief  Joel Merry, Sheriff of Sagadahoc County and president of Maine Sheriff's Association  Colonel Robert Williams with Maine State Police

 

It’s Thursday and time for Across the Aisle, our weekly roundtable on Maine politics. This week, Mike Cuzzi, a Democratic strategist and senior vice president of Vox Global in Portland, and Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, a former Republican lawmaker.

We often hear much about how China's economy is faring, how it's military is growing, and how it seeks a greater role on the world stage.  But what about the lives of the people of China? Which issues are important to them? Maine Public Radio's Keith Shortall recently spoke with Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz about his new book 'Street of Eternal Happiness - Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.'  Keith asked about the role of religion in present day China...

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The latest on the Race for the White House and news from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Guests: Abby Bennett, Chair of the College Republican Federal of Maine and a rising junior at UMaine Orono.

Michael Cianchette, former counsel to Governor LePage

Jeanne Cummings, political reporter, Wall Street Journal

James Libby, Professor of Business Administration, Thomas College

China 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses his new book “Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.”  Joining Rob will be Bowdoin College Assistant Professor Christopher Heurlin and Connie Zhu, a Chinese language teacher, translator and radio host who grew up in Shanghai.

Guests:  Rob Schmitz, author of "Street of Eternal Happiness."  He's also China correspondent for MarketPlace; he will soon be the new Shanghai correspondent for NPR.

Christopher Heurlin, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government, Bowdoin College

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

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney with the Portland firm of Troubh Heisler and former Democratic state senator; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, a former Republican lawmaker; and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent.

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

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney with the Portland firm of Troubh Heisler and former Democratic state senator; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, a former Republican lawmaker; and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent.

Public health officials in the U.S. have discovered so-called superbugs — antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which the World Health Organization is calling a “global health crisis.”

Keith Shortall spoke with two Maine experts about the issue: Dr. Meghan May, associate professor of microbiology and infectious diseases with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. August Valenti, an infectious disease specialist with Intermed.

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

This week: Cynthia Dill, an attorney with the Portland firm of Troubh Heisler and former Democratic state senator; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, a former Republican lawmaker; and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent.

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Last month, researchers discovered bacteria in a U.S. patient that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics, giving greater urgency to concerns about antibiotic resistance.  What are the causes and what is the latest research telling us?

Guests:  Dr. August Valenti, infectious disease specialist with Intermed and hospital epidemiologist with Maine Medical Center

Dr. Meghan May, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with the
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

This week, Cynthia Dill, an attorney with the Portland firm of Troubh Heisler and former Democratic state senator; Meredith Strang Burgess of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, a former Republican lawmaker; and Dick Woodbury, an economist who served in the Maine Senate as an independent.

Ocean experts from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences as well as journalist Colin Woodard for a conversation about the threats to the Gulf of Maine and how global warming is affecting the region's aquaculture.  

 

Guests:  Nichole N. Price, Senior Research Scientist, Director of Center for Venture Research on Seafood Security, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences 

 Don Perkins, GMRI President/CEO since 1995

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

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Whether or not to designate

the North Woods as a national monument is the subject of heated debate. Some support the designation for the preservation of the land and for a boost in tourism. Others oppose it, citing restrictions to use of the land for industry and recreation.

Guests:
Lucas St. Clair, outdoorsman and the leading proponent for national monument designation. His mother, Roxanne Quimby, owns the land, and he is president of Elliotsville Plantation Inc., the foundation that manages the land.

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