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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WASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine's 1st District is criticizing a bill in Washington which seeks to overturn state GMO labeling laws.

"Consumers have a right to know what's in their food, they want to know what's in their food," she says.

Pingree, flanked by executives from Ben & Jerry's, Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia and Chipotle, said on Wednesday that there's no real argument against the labeling of genetically modified foods. She says labels today contain a wealth of information designed to allow consumers freedom of choice.


More than 1400 degrees in liberal arts and sciences, medicine, and pharmacy were bestowed upon students at the University of New England on Saturday, in one of the biggest graduation ceremonies of the season.

Sierra Club, Maine Chapter

A group of environmental advocates formed a human chain across Higgins Beach in Scarborough Saturday,  in support of sustainable energy. Hands Across the Sands was part of a synchronized demonstration with other environmental groups across the Mid and Southern Atlantic, to protest expanded oil development. 

While the past two winters have featured plenty of the white stuff, snow packs over the last couple of decades have dwindled, say climate experts.  Now, two doctoral researchers at the University of Maine are trying to find out exactly how a thinner- or absent- snow pack might affect the state's ecology.

Hundreds of students across the University of Maine system have degrees in hand.