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 this edition of Ozarks, we speak with the trumpeter of The Sons of Brasil. The Kansas City jazz band plays nothing but Latin music and will be in NWA this weekend. Plus, we join a program in progress as it encourages youngsters to read over the summer.

The Arkansas Lottery Commission reports the second straight year of declining revenue for the state's scholarship lottery. Rogers Public Schools officials remove a rule that implied a requirement for end of semester exams. And two Arkansas attorneys file a motion in federal court for a summary judgement in regards to the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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A University of Arkansas research team surveyed hundreds of Northwest Arkansas political and business leaders on state energy policy issues. The study stems from a surge of interest in the local electrical grid over the past year, due to controversy over a proposed 60-mile long interstate power transmission line that would cut a wide swath through north Benton and Carroll Counties.

On this edition of Ozarks, a conversation with representatives from each side of the Cotton/Pryor Senate race. Plus, we explore War Eagle cavern and more.

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The Beaver Lake Sailing Club, headquartered near Lost Bridge, is not only a historic recreational club, the membership is engaged in numerous charitable events.

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, the four men running for Arkansas governor weigh in on what they might do with the Private Option expansion if elected. And we hear from people trying to stop illegal dumping in counties across the region as well. We also hear comment from a ribbon cutting last night for a new stretch of trail in Fayetteville that will allow easier access to Mount Kessler and more.

Demolition and excavation related to the downtown parking deck project gets closer to getting underway in Fayetteville. Eureka Springs aldermen pass a resolution supporting marriage equality. And the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department moves forward with plans to pave the only stretch of gravel state highway.

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Every year hundreds of Arkansans toss truckloads of trash onto public, private and commercial property. Jacqueline Froelich tags along with Washington County environmental enforcement officer, Andrew Coleman, to see how he works to curb the blight.

  Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, more than 3,000 Arkansas children are in foster care custody on any single day. A new report has suggestions on how to better serve these young people. Plus, Arkansas native Louis Jordan's forays into the Caribbean and Calypso in today's edition of Arkansongs, and we hear how the four men running for Governor of Arkansas responded when asked about the legality of same-sex marriage

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A new report issued by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families reveals the state’s foster care system would better serve children by allowing them to stay with their family of origin. Jacqueline Froelich talks with the report’s lead author, Jennifer Ferguson.