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 price of gasoline is creeping back up, with Iraq oil supplies at risk due to increasing civil unrest. But more American gas stations are selling American-produced ethanol fuel for a growing fleet of flexible fuel vehicles.  Jacqueline Froelich reports.

Ahead on Ozarks, coverage from a groundbreaking ceremony for Bentonville's new high school. Plus, a conversation with the author of “The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness.”

In early May, Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down as unconstitutional by a state court. Hundreds of couples obtained wedding licenses before a stay was ordered by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Now a second lawsuit, filed in federal court, will soon be considered. Jacqueline Froelich talks with Little Rock attorney Jack Wagoner about his case.

Ahead on Ozarks, a summer tradition returns with the opening of the 64th season of the Opera in the Ozarks, and there are modifications going on with the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Registry.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Protective Services operates a Child Maltreatment Central Registry. This year the registry is undergoing revision. Jacqueline Froelich reports.

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, raising the minimum wage in Arkansas. Plus, we have a report on regional accents.

Regional accents, scholars say, change over time, as cultures drift and migrate around the globe. But some worry, into the 21st century and beyond, American regional accents may disappear altogether. Jacqueline Froelich talks with UA psycholinguist, Doug Behrend.

Roiled a century ago by race riots, Harrison is taking pragmatic steps to repair its reputation, and has become culturally diverse, due to the presence of the Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations. Still, as Jacqueline Froelich reports, a few local white patriots have come out to mark the town as their territory.

Ninety years ago, an African American colony which had settled in Catcher in southeastern Crawford County was driven out by a throng of angry whites. The truth behind the violent expulsion is finally coming to light.

Two California entrepreneurs seek to revive Wonderland Cave, a popular local nightclub first constructed in the early 1930s in a massive underground cave complex deep beneath a mountain ridge in Benton County. For more information, visit TheWonderlandCave.com.