Jennifer Rooks

Public Affairs Host & Producer

Jennifer joined MPBN in June of 2007 after spending more than 13 years at WCSH-TV in Portland and its sister station, WLBZ-TV in Bangor, where she worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend news anchor. Since 1994, Jennifer has covered a broad number of Maine issues in every corner of the state. She has twice won an Edward R. Murrow award: in 1998, for coverage of Maine National Guard and Reserve soldiers deployed in Bosnia and Hungary, and in 2003, for the documentary “Citizen King,” about independent Governor (and former Maine Watch host) Angus King.

Jennifer grew up outside Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia, and her Master’s in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She worked at television stations in San Francisco and Monterey, California, before coming to Maine. She and her husband Mike have two children.

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Maine
9:07 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Jamie & John Talk Cars

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Our favorite automotive experts join us to talk about the latest news from the world of cars. 

Guests:  Jaime Page Deaton, auto editor for U.S. News & World Report
  John Paul, public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, certified mechanic and a columnist for Boston.com

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Maine
3:09 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Books that Divide Us

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You love'em, you hate'em, you don't know why you didn't read'em (or finish'em). Books lovers discuss books they wanted to love but didn't, classics they despised, and other books that didn't fall into the expected love/hate category.

Guests:  Linda Lord, Maine State Librarian
  Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
  Monica Wood, author of numerous books, including the best-seller "When We Were The Kennedys."

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Maine
10:44 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Bear Baiting Debate

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Question 1 on Maine's November ballot asks: "Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?"  We'll hear from all sides of the issue and take your comments and questions.

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Maine
2:16 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Emily Cain

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2nd District Congressional candidate Emily Cain joins us to share why she's running for Congress and which issues she believes are most important to the people of her district and to the country.

Guest: Emily Cain is a state senator and graduate from the University of Maine.

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Maine
10:20 am
Mon October 6, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Bruce Poliquin

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2nd District Congressional candidate Bruce Poliquin joins us to share why he's running for Congress and which issues he believes are most important to the people of his district and to the country.

Guest:  Bruce Poliquin, 3rd generation Mainers, businessman, former State Treasurer.

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