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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Regional accents, scholars say, change over time, as cultures drift and migrate around the globe. But some worry, into the 21st century and beyond, American regional accents may disappear altogether. Jacqueline Froelich talks with UA psycholinguist, Doug Behrend.

Roiled a century ago by race riots, Harrison is taking pragmatic steps to repair its reputation, and has become culturally diverse, due to the presence of the Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations. Still, as Jacqueline Froelich reports, a few local white patriots have come out to mark the town as their territory.

Ninety years ago, an African American colony which had settled in Catcher in southeastern Crawford County was driven out by a throng of angry whites. The truth behind the violent expulsion is finally coming to light.

Two California entrepreneurs seek to revive Wonderland Cave, a popular local nightclub first constructed in the early 1930s in a massive underground cave complex deep beneath a mountain ridge in Benton County. For more information, visit TheWonderlandCave.com.

In Madison County there’s a place called “Negro Mountain.” No blacks live there now, but it was, in the 1860s, settled by Ozark African Americans. All of them and their descendants are gone now—except for one individual. We take you to meet the last living African American resident of Madison County

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