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 rustic Ozarks intentional community, centered on aquaculture food production and sustainable building and energy technologies, is taking shape south of Garfield on 20 forested acres near Beaver Lake. Artist and herbalist Lisa Lynn, who owns the property and has built an earthen home on site, is seeking a tribe of members to join her in the development of EcoVillage Arkansas.

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The last in a series of concealed carry gun-use forums was held Thursday at the University of Arkansas. Administrators and UAPD officials fielded questions from concerned faculty, staff and students about the implementation of a new state law allowing for the permitted concealed carry of loaded guns on the campus.

The Arkansas Citizens' Climate Lobby, a grassroots organization working to reduce carbon emissions linked to climate change, is hosting a regional conference in Fort Smith the weekend of Feb. 16. The focus of the conference is climate impacts related to oil and gas development and farming. We provide a preview.

Arkansas's congressional delegation has requested the U.S. Department of Energy investigate or terminate the development of a federally sanctioned but privately operated interstate clean power transmission line across north Arkansas.


In December, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a memorandum to Col. Bill Bryant, director of Arkansas State Police as well as to state prosecutors declaring that the open carry of a handguns is protected by law and allowed, except for unlawful use and in certain restricted places. The governor wrote that the purpose of his guidance was to resolve confusion regarding the state’s gun possession law, amended five years ago.

The statute, as written, however remains open to interpretation.