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, the history of vaccines. Plus, Fenix Arts in Fayetteville is hosting a multi-media exhibition and panel discussion on “Pronouns: A Trans and Non-Binary Group Show” this coming weekend. And we air the second episode of the podcast "Reflexions."

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Fenix Arts, a newly re-organized non-profit gallery at Mt. Sequoyah Center in Fayetteville is opening “Pronouns: A Trans and Non-Binary Group Show" on May 7th from 5 to 7pm, followed by a "Trans Panel" on Saturday May 8th from 6 t0 9pm. Fenix Arts is located in the Millar House, 150 Skyline Drive. The public is invited to attend. Donations are welcome.

On our show today, the city of Fort Smith has approved the in-person gathering of the motorcycle Steel Horse Rally, no masks required. Plus, Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History selects legendary editorial cartoonist George Fisher for our weekly Pryor Center Profile. A new wind farm is delivering a fresh surge of renewable energy to SWEPCO customers in Western Arkansas, and much more. 

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A new wind farm in Oklahoma, owned by Southwestern Electric Power Company and sister utility, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, recently began to generate renewable electricity to SWEPCO customers in Arkansas. Two more additional wind facilities under construction will also go on-line in the near future. Peter Main, spokesperson for SWEPCO, details the North Central Energy Facilities project, in light of SWEPCO's clean energy goals. 


On today's show: rethinking the policing of traffic stops, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville is hosting a youth “Queer Camp” this summer, young musicians with the NWA Jazz All Stars have a pretty cool collaborator for their live debut this weekend, Bobby Watson, whom "Shades of Jazz" host Robert Ginsberg interviews — and much more.


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Pastor Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting "Queer Camp" July 5th - 10th for Arkansas LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Campers will create arts & crafts, stage theatre, take field trips, go swimming and on hikes, share daily lunch and dinners, and enjoy deep comraderie. Registration is open until June 1st.

On today’s show, the Arkansas Legislature has approved three constitutional amendments. We’ll preview issues voters can expect to see on the 2022 ballot. Plus, the Fort Smith Boys Home has completed a new Community Building, Lia Uribe shares Vivaldi as part of today’s Sound Perimeter, and under a new state law public school kids will have easier access to drinking fountain bottled water. 

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The non-profit Fort Smith Boys Home has completed construction of a new community building on their campus. So named, the facility provides exercise and recreational space for Boys Home residents and staff, but  will also be available to the community to hold meetings and stage special events.

On today’s show, property owners who fail to submit information to Fayetteville’s Landlord's Representative Registry by Friday will be subject to fines. Plus, nearly 40 percent of U.S. Veterans have declined being vaccinated for COVID-19. We report on why and how Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks key medical providers are responding. Also, we attend a ground breaking for an indigenous medicine garden at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville — and much more.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reporting that nearly 40 percent of Veterans are refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19. We report on how medical providers at the Veteran Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville are responding.