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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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church pastor Clint Schnekloth, and Lisa Stuart, a trans activist with NWA Equality in Fayetteville will appear on a national panel of experts September 30th discussing spiritual violence — classified as an individual who uses spiritual or religious beliefs to hurt, scare or control others. A current example is right-wing Christian politicians in the U.S. enacting strict laws terminating LGBTQ+ civil rights. Episcopal priest Rev.

On today's show, Rolling Hills Baptist Church hosts a Marshallese Pentecostal congregation that doesn’t have a permanent church home. Plus, the conclusions of a new report from the Walton Family Foundation about increasing the amount of affordable housing in northwest Arkansas, and much more.

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When the pastor at Rolling Hills Baptist Church learned that members of the new First Marshallese Pentecostal Church of Fayetteville were in need to space to worship on Sundays, he opened his fellowship hall. 

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A $10 million dollar development to house low-income veterans called Patriots Park will break ground later this year on the corner of North Street and College Avenue. Jim Petty, CEO of Strategic Realty in Van Buren who develops affordable housing in the two-state region, provides a progress report. 

On today's show, the people who keep a watch on the stash of medical marijuana, many of whom are vets. Plus, a textbook used to teach math for 2,000 years, a conversation with the Arkansas Secretary of State, and much more.

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Liberty Defense Group, based in northwest Arkansas, is a veteran-owned and operated security firm that specializes in guarding many of Arkansas’ high-target medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation complexes. The company's mission is to protect patients and industry workers as well as secure facility assets. 

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Several dozen black Chevy Tahoes will be dispatched over the next month by Arkansas State Police to apprehend both aggressive and districted drivers. So far this year, data show that troopers have stopped more than 2300 drivers traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, what they describe as a new and alarming trend. Troopers in Tahoes will also be monitoring for distracted drivers, as well as ticketing those crusing in left-hand passing lanes, prohibited under a new state law. 

On today's show, it’s Welcoming Week in Northwest Arkansas and we find out just what that means and how Engage NWA and partners are working to make inclusion an everyday part of the region. Plus, what the Texas law limiting abortions means for Arkansas, and much more.

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The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs is hosting its final summer “Words in the Garden” literary reading series with an open mic event this Wednesday evening at 4:30 inside the shady Carnegie Library Garden located at 188 Spring Street. Writers, poets and songwriters are welcome to present. To learn more visit writerscolony.org/events.

On today's show, how the Fayetteville Public Library is offering help for becoming a United States Citizen, and landing an airplane. Plus, Talk Business & Politics' Michael Tilley joins us to discuss some of the week’s developments, and much more.