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Civility in Politics

Civility in Politics

  An examination of whether the practice of politics today, both here in Maine and nationally, is more or less civil than in previous years.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by :

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine and

Jeffery Selinger, Government professor at Bowdoin College

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.