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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A massive five-story wooden building is under construction on Fayetteville's Hill Avenue. The structure will function as a high-density, climate controlled storage facility for University of Arkansas Libraries collections. The building's shell is made entirely of spruce cross-laminated timber panels. The mass timber technology, common in Europe, is gaining support in the United States.


The fate of C&H Hog Farms, a controversial industrial swine breeding facility federally permitted five years ago to operate six miles upstream of the Buffalo National River, was at the center of an extraordinary Arkansas legislative special session this week. The Arkansas General Assembly approved a bill that would protect hog farmers from lawsuits for certain environmental issues once their waste permits are approved.


Art Experience founder JoAnn Kaminsky is requesting the presence of all puppets to the first-ever Puppet Slam, scheduled the evening of March 24th at the new Phoenix Gallery at 16 West Center Street in Fayetteville. Puppets must apply to enter the free adults-only competition by calling Art Experience director Susan Hartman at 479-442-0557 or emailing theartexperience@gmail.com. Refreshments, puppet snacks, and live music will be served.  

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China is the world's largest post-recycled commodities consumer. The country has issued policies to ban badly sorted or contaminated bales of plastics and papers from entering its borders. Under programs named "Green Fence" and "National Sword," China is establishing ever-stricter numeric standards on recycled waste imports because of a growing glut of global recycling.

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If you step outside your front door and catch a whiff of skunk, it could mean love is in the air. We meet Dr. Kimberly Smith, a Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas, on Mt. Sequoyah to discuss the intense mating behaviors of common striped skunks. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is conducting a citizen-scientist survey on the presence of increasingly rare spotted skunks in Arkansas.