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: as mountain bike trail use in our region expands, emergency medical teams are having to respond to more cycling accidents.  Plus, After 20 years of leading Community Clinic NWA, CEO Kathy Grisham has stepped down, and Alexander Watson talks about his book River Queens.  First the news from NPR. 

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After 20 years, Kathy Grisham has left her post as Chief Executive Officer of Community Clinic NWA. Judd Semingson, associate medical director, has been hired as new CEO. We visit clinic headquarters to learn how  Community Clinic has flourished under Grisham's stewardship.


On today’s show: tens of thousands of Arkansas plant and tree specimens, some rare or extinct, are preserved in the University of Arkansas Herbarium. Plus, deciding when a trip to the ER is required, the science of zooarchaeology — how ancient animals and humans interacted, and the passing of noted Arkansas author Charles Portis, who wrote True Grit. He died yesterday at the age of 86.

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The University of Arkansas Herbarium, established in 1875, houses the largest collection of preserved vascular plant specimens in the state. It's among eight Herbaria in Arkansas, and over a hundred across the southeastern U.S., that serve as a centers for scientific research and botanical education. Manager Jennifer Ogle provides a tour of the newly relocated facility. An open house is scheduled March 7th. 

On today’s show, we learn how the plant-based movement, which rejects consumption of animal products for food, clothing, as well drug and cosmetics testing, is taking root in northwest Arkansas. Plus, Ed Minar, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas, discusses an honors seminar he plans to teach next year titled, “Animal Minds. ” And on Friday, a three judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled to uphold a lower court’s decision to block the Arkansas Works Medicaid Demonstration Project.