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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Ahead on this edition of Weekend Ozarks at Large, three things students and their parents should know about scholarships, Plus, Becca Martin Brown says an artist with a low profile is featured in a new exhibition at the Fort smith Regional Art Museum.

The Common Core Education Standards are now being taught in Arkansas public schools, and a new but separate science curriculum, called "Next Generation Science" will also be deployed. As Jacqueline Froelich reports, a newly formed committee is working with the state board of education to adapt the new “Arkansas Science Standards.”

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, how the ukulele can rock; a conversation with Jake Shimabukuro will get us ready for his performance Friday at Walton Arts Center. Plus, a story about an effort to get more male teachers in northwest Arkansas elementary classrooms.

Jacqueline Froelich

Most public elementary school teachers are female. We examine this historic trend, as well as what male instructors bring to the classroom.

Ahead on Ozarks, a conversation with governor-elect Asa Hutchinson. Also, a report from the inaugural Black Men's Solutions Summit.