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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 PORTLAND, Maine _ Almost 9000 Maine seniors are currently waiting for affordable housing. That's according to data released by the Maine Real Estate Managers Association, the members of which are landlords and property managers, who must often tell seniors that no housing is available.

AUGUSTA, Maine _ More than a month after a bill seeking to adopt the state's expanded mineral mining rules drew significant public testimony, another is on the table this week, but this one seeks to put a halt to the process, essentially sending the Maine Department of Environmental Protection back to the drawing board.

ORONO, Maine _ More than half of Mainers surveyed say they would be willing to pay extra in their electricity bills to support more efficient and/or cleaner fuel development.

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ISLE AU HAUT, Maine - It's been a doozy of a winter, with record snows and weeks of temperatures dipping well below zero. As challenging as it's been for inland Mainers, for island residents the dark days of winter can make for a deeper sort of isolation. That's where a ship known as the "Sunbeam" comes in.

PORTLAND, Maine - AARP Maine is warning residents of a new telephone scam that's hitting the state, designed to bypass people's computer security.

"This is the first time that we've heard about it," says Jane Margesson, from AARP.

Margesson says the scam came to light this morning after several residents of Aroostook County reported receiving a telephone call from a bogus company claiming to be investigating a computer virus.