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 University of Maine System could become the first university system in the country to divest itself of its direct holdings in coal. 

Environment advocates are watching about 140 bills out of 1500  being proposed this session, ones dealing with everything from microplastics to alewives. But one of the bigger discussions, they say, will be over renewable power.

BANGOR, Maine — A pedestrian who was struck by a car here Monday has died.

Bangor police say Timothy Gotto, 55, died Thursday night at a Bangor hospital.

Gotto had been staying in the Bangor area and formerly lived in Mexico, Maine. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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CAMDEN, Maine - A Maine bank is kicking off a program to support Maine's homeless shelters with every new mortgage it issues.
"What we want to do is to raise the awareness and the dialog about homelessness in the state of Maine," says Camden National Bank President and CEO Greg Dufour.

Following the high profile shootings of three black teenagers this fall, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to cities: find a way a stop young people of color from falling through the cracks.