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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On today's show, We check in with journalists with ArkansasCovid.com for an update on virus trends. Plus, University of Arkansas faculty discuss what to expect when classes begin this month, and much more.

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University of Arkansas - Fayetteville administrative, academic, facilities and medical leaders discussed how best to accomodate as many as 28,000 students expected over the next several weeks on campus, just as a dangerous COVID-19 variant is surging in the region. 

On today's show, we're once again in a state of emergency in Arkansas. Plus, an Arkansas Circuit Court Judge has ruled to resume federal pandemic unemployment benefits to over 69,000 workers, a University of Arkansas professor helps digs into a slice of World War II history, and much more.

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Federal pandemic unemployment relief has been ordered to resume in Arkansas by a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge to as many as 70,000 qualified Arkansans. In May, the emergency benefits were terminated by Governor Asa Hutchinson, who said jobs are now plentiful. Legal Aid of Arkansas sued the state on behalf of five Arkansas plaintiffs who claim the temporary benefits are critically needed. 

On today's show, we learn more about a study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences about vaccine hesitancy. Plus, the live music rundown for a sweltering last hurrah of July, and much more.

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This autumn, North Arkansas College, a public community college in Harrison is offering an enhanced arts curriculum — including art therapy — with foundation grant support to both students and surrounding community residents. 

On today's show, the Medical Director of the University of Arkansas Health Center has issued a stern warning about the life-threatening COVID-19 Delta variant. Plus, immigrant entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas, and much more.

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Dr. Huda Sharaf, Chief Medical Director of the University of Arkansas Pat Walker Health Center in Fayetteville, as well as a key Fayetteville City Health Board member, explains why the new even more life-threatening COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading so quickly through the unvaccinated population in Arkansas.

On today's show, we spend time at Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a summer day camp for autistic children. Plus, a University of Arkansas graduate student is researching ways to help wild bees, and much more.

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On a plot of pasture at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Experimental Station, Olivia Kline, Ph.D. entomology student has built a dozen wild bee habitats filled with various forage to observe how well they thrive. Her research results will be shared with farmers and gardeners to help sustain native bee populaitons on the Ozarks and across the U.S.