Jacqueline Froelich

KUAF Reporter, "Ozarks at Large" and NPR Correspondent

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards. 

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courtesy: Debbie Doss

Paddle enthusiasts this summer are exploring more than a dozen newly declared water trails in Arkansas. Arkansas Water Trails Partnership founder and director Debbie Doss says the historic and scenic aquatic passages along streams, lakes and bayous are being designated and blazed by the new organization in association with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

A Harrison community college and a regional hospital have partnered to form a community paramedicine program, one of four in Arkansas.

Specially trained mobile paramedics travel across the seven-county North Arkansas region assisting at-risk patients in their homes, at no cost.

Jason Moshier, Section Chief of Community Paramedicine at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center,  operates out of new EMS headquarters in Harrison. The 24-year veteran paramedic says the program was initiated two years ago.

J. Froelich / KUAF

The Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations has worked since 2003 to reconcile a racial cleansing that destroyed the town's historic black district more than a century ago. This summer, the task force plans to erect an electronic billboard to transmit the message that Harrison is a diverse and welcoming place.

Courtesy: Carol Bitting, Ozark River Stewards

Public complaints about a growing number of algal blooms on the Buffalo National River have spurred the National Park Service to investigate. Park Service spokesperson Caven Clark says visitors are welcome to safely float and swim in the river, but visitors should avoid primary contact with affected stream sections.

courtesy: Spectrum Living Solutions

A new mixed-use neighborhood for neurodiverse adults is in the planning phase in northwest Arkansas. Spectrum Living Solutions was conceptualized three years ago by Ashton and Betts McCombs, who have a neurodiverse daughter on the autism spectrum. Project consultant Sandy Wright says the mixed-use district will feature housing, entertainment, recreation and businesses for neurodiverse residents and entrepreneurs.