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 University of Arkansas-Fayetteville is offering, for the first time, a course in Cherokee language, taught by Cherokee instructor Lawrence Panther. Sean Teuton, a professor of English who directs the Indigenous Studies Program at the U of A is coordinating the Cherokee language class. 

On today's show, we check in with ArkansasCovid.com. Plus, the continuing growth of mountain bike trails builds on a history of those trails in Arkansas, and much more.

Courtesy / Olivia Trimble

Olivia Trimble, a Fayetteville artist and activist, is the recipient of a grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance Interchange Program.  The grant, awarded to sixteen artists, supports projects focused on progressive social change within the six-state region. 

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has launched  a new multiplatform website connecting schools engaged in gardening and agriculture to local farmers and growers. Sarah Lane who serves as Farm to School and Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture says the new portal features interactive maps of school gardens, local procurement activities, participating farms and producers – which number around 800 statewide.

On today's show, VA Medical Center staff in Arkansas are taking in civilian COVID-19-stricken patients as part of their “4th Mission” to assist during a national emergency. Plus, a new recycling hub on line for northwest Arkansas, an interview with Son Volt lead singer Jay Farrar, and much more.

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The Northwest Arkansas Council has launched a new web portal to help residents and businesses navigate what they can recycle and where they can recycle.  The council's recycling program manager Dan Holtmeyer says every recycling program and center operates differently. He authors an informative recycling blog on the website. 

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Arkansas's two VA medical centers are pitching in during the COVID-19 Delta variant surge by taking in stricken civilians during our national emergency, as part of a "4th Mission."  Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks Acting Medical Center Director, Stephanie Repasky, Psy.D, and Dr. James Hines, Acting Chief of Staff, describe the mission's recent deployment.


On today's show, a Carroll County charity that pays the cost of prescription medicines for people in need is celebrating their 30th year. Plus, the  beautiful challenge, of making a movie in 18 days in Sicily on a small budget, a U of A grad who is a maritime legend, and much more.

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People Helping People, a Carroll County nonprofit, has devoted 30 years to assisting low-income patients pay for prescription medicines.

On today's show, the challenges of hosting a daily, national news show. We talk with Scott Tong, a co-host of NPR’s Here and Now.  Plus, EPA and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are revising the definition of U.S. waters subject environmental protection, and much more.