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Maine Island Life

Maine Island Life

  A look at the culture, history and life of the Maine Islander. What are the challenges facing the modern day Islander.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by: 

Philip Conkling, President, Island Institute

Donna Damon, Island Institute Board Member and Chebeague Selectperson

and Ellen Mahoney, Volunteer President of Peaks Island Home Start

Chebeague Island News

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.