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.


6:26 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Coast Guard Searching for Two Missing Lobstermen

Highs winds, freezing spray and the first winter storm of the season are making it more difficult for rescuers to find two people missing from a fishing vessel. 

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12:13 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

An Enormous Tragedy: Deadliest Fire in Decades Claims Five Lives

Fire chief Jerome LaMoria, flanked by other officials, briefs the press on Saturday's deadly fire. He called it an "enormous tragedy" for the community.
Credit Caroline Losneck

 PORTLAND, Maine  _ UPDATED 11:00 AM _  With the death toll at five, officials say that all people who were inside the Noyes St. home when it caught fire Saturday morning have now been accounted for. But they say it may take several days to fully understand what happened.

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Your Vote 2014
4:56 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Maine's Agricultural Sector Pins Hopes on Bond Proposal on November Ballot

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Services keeps its bedbug colony in a pink Tupperware container.
Credit Jennifer Mitchell / MPBN

As the CDC works to create protocols and procedures to handle human diseases like the Ebola virus, Maine's agricultural community is pushing for the creation of a laboratory to identify the diseases that affect farm animals and food crops - a need which they say is becoming critical. But how to pay for it? Enter Question 2 on the Nov. 4 ballot. Proponents say it's a crucial project for one of Maine's major growth industries. But others say there's just too much state borrowing going on.


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8:13 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Market Basket Moving Forward with New Store Plan

Maine's first Market Basket store in Biddeford.
Credit Tom Porter

BOSTON (AP) _ A New England supermarket chain that was nearly brought to its knees by a feud among owners and a revolt by workers is quickly putting the turmoil behind it. 

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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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