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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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Commercial wild turtle trapping remains legal in Arkansas, although it is outlawed in a growing number of states. However, public concern and pressure from conservation groups have caused the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to consider taking more measures to protect wild turtle populations. A pending decision this month was delayed by AGFC until mid-October, giving time for the agency to examine the latest data and more time for public comment.

Eight thousand Arkansas DACA recipients are waiting as courts decide whether to proceed with or block President Trump's 2017 termination of the DACA program. Mireya Reith, founder and executive director of Arkansas United Community Coalition in Springdale, provides context and timelines.

courtesy: Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Nearly 50 rural electric cooperative members from across Arkansas were interviewed by a team of students enrolled at the Clinton School of Public Service. In a developing documentary to be archived for public access, interviewees detail the hardships of living without electricity and the fruits of having their lives illuminated with electric power.

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Dr. Jarod Williams, a veterinarian medical specialist and clinical consultant, operates Ozark Veterinary Specialty Care in Springdale. Williams, an expert in animal transfusion support services, plans to open the region’s first blood bank for companion animals.

For a Tuesday roundup, Walmart and Tyson both complete multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, and the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks holds a town hall to hear from patients affected by an impaired pathologist, who was fired from the hospital earlier this year.