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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In recognition of National Emergency Services Week, Northwest Arkansas Central EMS, which provides emergency ambulance services to Fayetteville and most of Washington County, is launching a new awareness campaign and celebrating a 40th anniversary. Chief Becky Stewart is encouraging county residents to consider enrolling in Central EMS cost-saving Paramedic Ambulance Membership Plan.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus briefing. Plus, we find out about a legislative effort in Washington, D.C. that aims to help local news outlets across the country that are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. We also hear from two local organizations about why they need volunteers and sponsors for their gardening projects. And, we head to Rome. Sort of.

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In our latest Business As Unusual feature, Tyler Eck, proprietor of Honed In NWA, sharpens everything from cutlery to garden tools. He demonstrates his trade inside his mobile workshop on historic Rutherford Farm in rural northwest Fayetteville where patrons can safely drop off items.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we take a look at the issues surrounding the state's rollout of both the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Arkansas Ready for Business programs. And, we speak with the organizers of Special Olympics Arkansas as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

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Tens of thousands of self-employed Arkansans have encountered obstacles over the past weeks applying online and by phone for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance cash payments. Recipients were promised relief this week. But over the weekend the PUA web portal had to be shut down after a coding problem was discovered, adding a new layer of controversy.