Jennifer Mitchell

News Producer

Jennifer Mitchell studied Music, English and Anthropology at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. She has worked as News Director for Peninsula Public Radio in Homer, Alaska, and served as news producer in Bangor for Maine Public Radio in 2004. Most recently, she spent four years working in South Africa as a producer, as well as classical music presenter in Cape Town.

Jennifer is a fan of open source computing, and music of all types, including old Victrola tunes, Jazz, Folk, World, Goth and Metal. When not on the air, she can be found researching 19th century social history. Her idea of a good time is several hours in a dank basement looking at old patent applications, newspaper archives, and original recipes for intriguing Victorian delights such as sheep's head soup and shadow potatoes.

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The state of Maine has joined the other 49 states and the District of Columbia and settled the second in a round of lawsuits against mobile phone companies for the practice known as "cramming" - this time with T-Mobile.

"Companies are now coming to the table and agreeing that that practice has stopped, and they're also agreeing now to refund customers for past practices," says Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.

Mills says cramming is a "deceptive practice" in which the company bills for third-party services customers did not order or authorize.

Fifty-six new officers graduated this morning from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

The Maine Department of Corrections has named a new associate commissioner of juvenile services.

Kevin Bennett

BUCKSPORT, Maine - Firetrucks, police cars and hundreds of people gathered in Bucksport to show their support for Verso Paper mill workers coming off their final shift at the soon-to-be-shuttered facility.

Jennifer Mitchell

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine - The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 - a number that's been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years.