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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Courtesy: Carol Bitting, Ozark River Stewards

Public complaints about a growing number of algal blooms on the Buffalo National River have spurred the National Park Service to investigate. Park Service spokesperson Caven Clark says visitors are welcome to safely float and swim in the river, but visitors should avoid primary contact with affected stream sections.

courtesy: Spectrum Living Solutions

A new mixed-use neighborhood for neurodiverse adults is in the planning phase in northwest Arkansas. Spectrum Living Solutions was conceptualized three years ago by Ashton and Betts McCombs, who have a neurodiverse daughter on the autism spectrum. Project consultant Sandy Wright says the mixed-use district will feature housing, entertainment, recreation and businesses for neurodiverse residents and entrepreneurs.

courtesy: Walmart

Walmart workers can now enroll in online college courses, paying just a dollar a day. Walmart Senior Manager of Corporate Communications Erica Jones says the new company benefit, announced early this summer, is geared toward supporting associates seeking a debt-free way to obtain degrees in business and supply chain management.

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Residents of Fayetteville can safely transact online classified purchases and sales at Fayetteville Police headquarters located at 100 Rock Street, off the Fayetteville Square. Police Sargent Anthony Murphy also provides guidance on how to avoid predators aiming to rob residents of their cash and goods.

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The Arkansas Drought Contingency Response Network coordinates efforts among agencies, organizations and the private sector to prepare for drought. Launched by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, the network not only alerts the public about impending drought, it also provides information on conservation and drought mitigation. Edward Swaim, ANRC Water Resources Division Manager, details the network's mission as well as the State Water Plan.