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.

Ways To Connect

Officials with the Maine State Fire Marshal's office say a man found dead in his burned out car along  Rt. 201 in Fairfield Saturday, died after setting himself on fire.

University of Maine

A science team from the University of Maine is looking to arctic algae for answers about the world's changing oceans. Researchers say recent experiments conducted on algae growing in coral-like reefs in Alaskan waters, indicate that the ocean has been acidifying  at a rate that corresponds with rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, since the 19th  century.

  As K-12 schools continue their focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, known as STEM,  a new program from University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Climate Change Institute, and Maine 4-H Foundation hopes to fill in a piece they think might be missing: adventure.

A public hearing on a bill that prompts municipalities to plan for the effects of rising sea levels is set for Monday.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - After conducting several studies, Portland officials held a forum Wednesday night to look into the city's housing issues.