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.


10:55 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Michaud Gets Boost From Hillary Clinton

Clinton met with supporters and rallied on behalf of Democratic candidate for Governor Mike Michaud on Friday.
Credit Caroline Losneck

In latest rally featuring a political superstar, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told the crowd of about 1000 people, that U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud is the best choice to spur economic change in Maine.

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5:42 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Minor or Major? The Subtle Influence of Music in Maine's Political Campaigns

Paul Christiansen demonstrating the dark chords heard in the LePage "Truth" ad.
Credit Jennifer Mitchell

PORTLAND, Maine - You've probably noticed there's an election fast approaching. We've seen debates, speeches, rallies, and fundraisers - and, of course, a plethora of political advertisements on TV. But have you noticed the music behind it all? From fiery convention speeches to the latest attack ad, a good piece of music helps to sell the message.  

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3:07 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Bar Harbor Voters to Decide Whether to Lift 80-Year-Old Deer Hunting Ban

A white-tailed doe.
Credit Coolstock / Wikimedia Commons

BAR HARBOR, Maine - On Nov. 4, residents of Bar Harbor will go to the polls to decide whether to overturn an 80-year-old ban on deer hunting. A task force put together to address a recent rise in complaints over nuisance deer is recommending a pair of firearms seasons, followed by a regular bow hunting season.  But the issue is proving to be a controversial one.  And in this community known for its well-heeled folks "from away," people on both sides of the issue say a persistent rural-urban divide may be adding a layer of complexity.  


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9:07 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Rail Riders Seek Better Connections Between Maine and New York

A citizen rail advocacy group that successfully lobbied for a decade to link Portland with Boston via rail, has unveiled its latest vision: better rail linkage between Portland and New York City.

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8:53 am
Sun October 12, 2014

TAMC Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center

Credit TAMC

Hospital and town officials in Presque Isle broke ground Saturday on a new cancer care center, which they describe as a "$4 million dollar investment" in Aroostook County. 

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