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 Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have been ordered by the Biden Administration to make a final determination on which waters of the United States should be subject to environmental protection, under the embattled WOTUS rule. Jodie Burns, a wetlands consultant and stream ecology biologist, with Cattails Environmental, LLC in Bentonville, explains what's at stake.

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Arkansas electric utility companies are disptaching crews to help repair electrical grid damage in Louisiana caused by Ida, a Category 4 hurricane which battered the Gulf Coast over the weekend. More than 1.2 million customers after the storm struck were without power Monday. Spokespersons with Soutwestern Electric Power Company and Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas describe their mutual assistance network deployment underway.

Today on Ozarks at Large, a medical air services pilot shares how he's responding to relentless emergency calls during the pandemic. Also the details of "Give828" an annual national giving day held August 28th to encourage donating to Black-led and Black beneftting nonprofits. Plus the latest COVID-19 surge news and much more.

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Saturday August 28th marks the fourth year the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute is encouraging financial donations to Black-led and Black-benefitting non-profits across the country. The annual event is called “Give828.” Arkansas civil rights activist Patricia Kienzle says many black nonprofits benefit. She is founder of the historic Lee Street Community Center in Elaine, Arkansas the site of a 1919 race massacre. The community center is in need of building restoration supplies.

On today's show, the FDA has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots will soon be available in Arkansas. Plus, a rundown of all the great live music to catch this weekend, and much more.

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This week FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer and BioNtech’s COVID-19 vaccine, previously authorized only for emergency use.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also announced plans to provide COVID-19 booster shots to maintain immunity. Dr.

On today's show, a conversation with Khalid Ahmadzai, a native of Afghanistan, who lives in Fayetteville and works for Canopy of Northwest Arkansas, a refugee resettlement agency. Plus, how to preserve your vaccination card, a flashback of Razorback football, and much more.

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COVID-19 vaccination ID cards are increasingly being required to enter center public and private facilites as well as for travel, as proof. But if not properly protected, vaccine cards can easily become tattered and indecipherable. Arkansas State Archives Director David Ware provides guidance on ways to preserve and protect personal COVID-19 vaccine cards. 

On today's show, watching the Taliban take control of Afghanistan from afar. Plus, calls for the Washington County Quorum Court to distribute federal COVID-19 aid differently, and much more.

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Progressive Washington County residents are protesting how the Republican-majority Washington County Quorum Court is failing to allocate millions of dollars of federal COVID-19 relief to help thousands of county residents struggling due to the pandemic as well as on criminal justice reforms. 

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