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

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - After conducting several studies, Portland officials held a forum Wednesday night to look into the city's housing issues.

Maine State Police

BANGOR, Maine - Maine State Police say one lane of Interstate 95 in Etna is now open following this morning's 40-vehicle crash. Officials say most of the wrecks have been removed.

AUGUSTA, ME—Nearly 1800 workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont will be back on the job this week, after ratifying an agreement struck with FairPoint Communications.

AUGUSTA, ME_ A public hearing on changes to the state's mineral mining rules is expected to draw significant comment this week- just like it did last year.  

The public comment period for changes to rules governing Gulf of Maine cod will open Monday.

Several fishing sectors have proposed that their annual limit be docked by 30 metric tons, in exchange for two other allowances: exemption from a 200 pound per trip limit, and the ability to fish in more than one broad stock area at a time.

The changes would only affect the current fishing year which ends in April.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries will receive public input on the proposal until March 2.