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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EASTON, Maine — That side of fries on your plate may have been harvested by a Maine child.

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The CDC estimates that as many as 12 million Americans are infested with lice, and some of the standard treatments may be failing, giving rise to the alarming prospect of "super lice."

WASHINGTON, DC _ Republican Senator Susan Collins is among a handful of senators, mostly from New England,  seeking to create more recreational and outdoor opportunities through a permanent allocation of funds for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

(OLD TOWN, Maine)_ State fire officials say an Old Town couple was killed in a late-morning fire that swept through a one-story home Saturday. Dead are 67-year-old Joseph Prekop and 68-year-old Adrienne Raff-Prekop. Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland says the husband was able to phone for help before he was overcome by the smoke.

DEXTER, Maine (AP) _ A police dispatcher says a plane has crashed in the central Maine town of Dexter.