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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Friday, June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, can e-cigarettes help smokers reduce their nicotine consumption? More than 20 vapor shops have recently opened in northwest Arkansas alone. We take a look at the phenomenon, and Johnathan Story talks about his upcoming concert in Fayetteville, and sits down at the Mary Rumsey Baker Steinway piano in our studio.

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More than twenty Northwest Arkansas specialty shops sell electronic cigarettes, both disposable and rechargeable. The popular devices deliver a smooth warm nicotine-laced white vapor in variety strengths and flavors. We visit the Velvet Vapor in Rogers and also talk to an Arkansas Department of Health tobacco specialist about pending regulations and potential risks associated with “vaping.”

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, the National Veterans Golden Age Games are set to take over Fayetteville and the region this weekend; we speak with one 79-year-old Vietnam veteran who hopes to win in his competitions, and we speak with an Arkansas elder who decided to obtain his GED many, many years after his high school years had passed. Plus, while many eyes are on the happenings at the World Cup, we attend a sports match of a different nature, polo, in Bentonville.  

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Every year a select group of Arkansas elders obtain their GED, or general equivalency diploma. This spring, a Madison County minnow farmer was among the graduating class. Jacqueline Froelich takes us to meet him.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014

  Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Governor Mike Beebe talks special session and another effort to attract European businesses to Arkansas. Plus, we learn more about XNA's master plan for the future and whether E-gas is the fuel of the future.

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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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jun 20, 2014

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.