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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The Arkansas PROMISE program wrapped in late September, but early results look promising. The federally funded $36 million project aimed to improve employment and educational outcomes for teens with disabilities who receive social security benefits. We hear about the program's outcomes and how it benefitted participants.

More than 3,000 potted trees will be distributed for free this fall in Benton County. Twenty-five species of trees will be donated to community nonprofits and residents with assistance from Arkansas forestry experts. The program is funded by a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

courtesy: Arkansas Recycling Coalition

John Bradburn, lead materials and sustainability officer for Pathway 21, is keynote speaker for the Arkansas Recycling Coalition's 28th annual conference and trade show. He recently retired as global manager of waste reduction at General Motors. The conference will be held through Oct. 10 in Eureka Springs.

courtesy: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center and North Arkansas College in Harrison are collaborating on one of four community paramedic programs in the state. More than a half-dozen EMS students have been certified as community paramedics, who work with patients in their homes to manage non-critical health conditions at no cost. We learn more about community paramedicine and about the college certification course.

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The Bella Vista Animal Shelter was established in 1985 to serve the then-unincorporated village of Bella Vista. Today, staff also take in abandoned and abused animals from the surrounding rural region while operating on a fixed budget. The shelter will host its 12th annual Arkansas State Championship Dachshund Races at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Loch Lomond Softball Complex. The fundraising event is free and open to the public.