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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A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously found an experimental Arkansas Medicaid waiver program to be unlawful. Similar demonstration projects are under development in over fifteen other states.

On Friday, a U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. unanimously ruled against the Trump administration’s approval in 2016 of an experimental Arkansas Medicaid waiver program later branded by the state as Arkansas Works.

The demonstration project required certain Medicaid enrollees to fulfill work requirements to receive medical benefits.

On today's show: Republican and Democratic candidates get lots of attention during election season, but political science experts say voters should be paying attention to non-partisan judge races as well. Plus, how the Arkansas Department of Health tracks communicable disease outbreaks across the state, Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics looks back at seven days of Arkansas news, and Sara Loethen plays music for us on this Valentine's Day.


Arkansas Department of Health

The Arkansas Department of Health compiles data on communicable disease outbreaks in Arkansas to inform medical providers, the media and the public. We talk with Jennifer Dillaha, MD, who serves as Medical Director for Immunization/Outbreak Response about how the department of health accurately track such medical events.

On today's show, we learn about Tu b’Shevat seder, a ritual holiday feast observed at Temple Shalom in Fayetteville last weekend. Plus the Northwest Arkansas Music Business Conference is taking place this weekend across various venues, the city of Fayetteville mulls over a new ordinance to regulate short-term rentals, and a preview of myriad live theater productions in our region.