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.

Ways to Connect

Maine Master Guide Bob Howe gives Rip Thibodeau a refresher course in fishing for trout.
Jennifer Mitchell/MPBN

Mainers love the outdoors. Many grew up in camping, fishing and hunting families, and have maintained a lifelong connection to those traditions. But for some combat veterans, who've experienced serious mental and physical disabilities, its much more difficult to enjoy the recreational activities that have such an important part of their lives. One Registered Maine Guide is making it his life's mission to see that all veterans, regardless of disability, can enjoy the Maine woods.

Rip Thibodeau spent his childhood exploring the outdoors.

A Norridgewock man is dead after he was struck by a truck shortly before midnight on Friday as he was walking down Ferry Street in Solon.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Governor Paul LePage says the Paris attacks demonstrate that terrorism is still alive and well across the world.

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine professor missing for more than 24 hours -- overdue from a hunting trip -- has been found alive in the woods around Alton in Penobscot County. Robert Vadas was located after a canine unit found his hat this afternoon. A subsequent grid search led to Vadas who was suffering from the cold and could not get up according to Lt. Dan Scott of the Maine Wardens Service.

Some 60 people turned out to searched for Vadas, along with canine and aerial units. The 79 year old Vadas was taken to a local hospital for treatment, following his ordeal.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Marine Patrol says a missing water taxi has been discovered on a Kennebunk beach but that the operator remains missing.

Officials say the 24-foot Portland Express Water Taxi boat was found Friday partially buried in the sand on Parsons Beach.

Jeff Nichols from the Department of Marine Resources says the boat was found partially buried in sand on Parson's Beach in Kennebunk this morning.