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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding benefits to all LGBTQ+ service members for the first time. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks is keeping pace of the changes. The Fayetteville VA's LGBTQ+ care coordinator describes her mission and outreach. 


Today is Giving Tuesday and we spend much of our show listening to stories about how nonprofit organizations in our region work to help others.

On today's show, understanding supply chains and supply chain challenges as we move into peak holiday shopping season. Plus, we meet the self-declared First Mom through archives, and much more.

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Transgender, nonbinary, lesbian and gay youth in Arkansas, and across the county, lacking access to proper gender-confirming apparel and undergarments, now have access to the "Transition Closet." Located securely inside Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, the free service is operated by Amare Roush who provides encouraging guidance to all who enter. 


On today's show, Fayetteville City Council has approved a climate resilience resolution proposed by council member Teresa Turk. Plus, the imagination of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a book designed for reluctant readers.

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Fayetteville City Council recently approved a "Natural Environment, Ecosystems, and Climate Resilience" planning resolution, authored by council member, Teresa Turk, who also serves on the Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee. The broad resolution aims to map and conserve lands of high ecological value, cultivate rich carbon sinks, establish a conservation easement fund, and improve flood-protective riparian zones along streams and creeks.

On today's show, we walk through some urban woods. Plus, Matt McGowan discusses his first novel, 1971, the US Secretary of Veterans Affairs comes our part of the world, and much more.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough spent Monday in Northwest Arkansas  visiting staff and patients at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. He also held a press conference to discuss his mission and concerns, joined by U.S. Senator John Boozman, who had extended an invitation to McDonough, and U.S. Congressman Steve Womack.

On today's show, a safe space for Thanksgiving turkey. Plus, we have giraffes in the Ozarks. Not the leggy long-necked, spotted ones. Giraffe houses. And much more.

An early 20th century Ozarks masonry techinique using split native sandstone as an inexpensive and durable method to side houses came to be known as "giraffe houses."  Common in northern Arkansas, southern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma the architectural style is starting to be adapted in new buildings.