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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LEWISTON, Maine _ Driven indoors by inclement weather, nearly 500 students earned degrees Sunday, as Bates College held its 149th commencement ceremony.

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ORONO, Maine - As part of a years-long federal effort to address a die-off of honeybees, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule to crack down on the use of pesticides whenever working bees are present on a farm.

WATERVILLE, Maine _ 480 graduates of one of the state's top schools received their degrees at Colby College Sunday morning, with two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford bringing a little star power to the commencement address.

  BRUNSWICK, ME_  473 students graduated from Bowdoin College on Saturday. As has been the tradition since Bowdoin’s first graduation ceremony in 1806, commencement addresses were delivered by graduating seniors. Chosen by competition were Stephanie “Stevie” Lane, and Jared Littlejohn.

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MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine - Soon to mark his 100th birthday, former bank chairman David Rockefeller announced his birthday gift to the Acadia region: 1,000 acres land laced with streams and trails in Seal Harbor.

"I realize that Seal Harbor, maybe more than any other location that I can think of in the world, has been important to me since I first came here when I was three months old, in my parents' hands," Rockefeller told a group of family and friends.