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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Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz discussed enrollment, budgets and academics during a State of the University address this morning.

Arkansas Licensed Lay Midwives are regulated by the Arkansas Department of Health. Current rules require mothers to prove they are medically fit to endure a midwife-assisted birth by undergoing two medical assessments with a qualified medical provider or public health clinician. Midwives must relinquish care of any client found to be at risk, or risk losing their license.

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Three students are enrolled in a new University of Arkansas lifestyle and career training pilot program, titled EMPOWER. The four-year certificate college course is geared towards individuals with intellectual disabilities. We meet up with the three pioneers, project founder and program director on campus.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will use a $14.6 million dollar settlement with Volkswagen Automotive Group and associated entities to improve air quality across the state. In 2014 VW admitted to violating federal emissions laws for three manufactured diesel vehicles, commercially touted as "clean diesel." ADEQ has posted a request for information and a draft proposed mitigation plan to its website here.

courtesy: Intrigue Theater

Victorian-era illusionists and spiritualists Sean-Paul and partner Juliana Fay, who operate Intrigue Theater in Eureka Springs—along with their magical capuchin monkey, Frankie--will be featured performers on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” reality show, scheduled to air Thursday, Sept. 14 on The CW.