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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Jay Field / For Maine Public

The tribal ambassador of the Penobscot Nation says she and others will keep up the pressure to retire Skowhegan High School's "Indians" mascot, despite attempts to let an "outside" group influence the issue.

NORWAY, Maine- Maine has seen its fourth and fifth snowmobile fatalities of the season, with two separate crashes in western Maine.

Toby Talbot / AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order terminating both the Maine Wind Power Advisory Commission and a moratorium on new wind projects.


Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree-D,  has introduced legislation that advances a years-long effort to designate the York River as a Wild and Scenic River System, a program managed by the National Park Service.

GREENWOOD, Maine - A woman was killed Saturday after losing control of the snowmobile she was operating. 

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

Members of Maine's congressional delegation welcomed President Trump's calls for unity in his State of the Union address, but said their ultimate support will depend on his actions.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Maine winters can be long, cold and difficult for small businesses. But there’s one recreational pursuit that has been quietly — or loudly, as the case may be — putting money into some of the most remote tills in the state.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine GOP has chosen the officials who will lead the party through a climate of Democratic control in the legislature and the Blaine House.

David Sharp / AP Photo

As the country embarks on a third week with the federal government partially shutdown, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says that while U.S. border security does need to be improved, she contends that stalling government is not the way to go about it.

JACKMAN, Maine - A man was killed Saturday afternoon near the western Maine town of Jackman in the first snowmobile fatality of the season.

The first fire fatality of 2019 has claimed the life of a man in his 60s in the town of North Anson.

Maine’s minimum wage gets another bump in 2019. This year’s minimum is $11 per hour.

Pat Wellenbach / Associated Press File

After weeks of falling gasoline prices, Boston-based fuel tracker GasBuddy is predicting a price surge that could push the average cost of gas in Maine up over $3 per gallon by May.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Paul LePage has used his final weekly address as Maine's governor to issue a warning about Medicaid expansion, which he has resisted implementing since it was approved by voters last year.

PORTLAND, Maine - The nearly 600 Coast Guard members stationed across New England will be receiving a paycheck on Monday after all.