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The Fiscal Cliff and Maine

The Fiscal Cliff and Maine

  What does going over the fiscal cliff mean for Mainers? Hear the latest on efforts to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by: 

Kevin Miller, Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media,

Rebekah Metzler, reporter for USNews and World Report,

Dante Chinni, Editor/Director, Jefferson Institute, which sponsors The Patchwork Nation

Congresswoman Pingree

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

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.