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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Tornado season is upon us, but what actions should one take when a tornado warning is issued? John Luther, director of Washington County Department of Emergency Management, offers life-saving suggestions.

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A class-action lawsuit claims residents of six north Arkansas counties aren't liable for debt accrued by the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District. The debt is related to a defunct Baxter County landfill, and the lawsuit also claims residents aren't liable for cleaning up the site. A citizens' opposition group has also formed to fight property tax assessment fees levied to pay off debts associated with the landfill.

An anonymous scientific survey conducted on the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus to measure the incidence of nonconsensual sexual contact revealed that 31 percent of women sampled reported being victims. Such contact includes campus rapes and sexual assaults as well as unwanted sexual touching.

The survey was conducted at the urging of an Arkansas legislator raising awareness about widespread sexual violence on college campuses, and that Arkansas is among more than a dozen states that do not teach comprehensive sex education in public schools — including what constitutes sexual consent.

Further illuminating the widely-reported UA survey, a female student who claims she was sexually assaulted carried around a bed sheet for weeks, raising alarm.

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Arkansas is one of 18 states legally allowed to export ginseng to China, where the forest-grown medicinal herb is in great demand. The plant is one of several that could be subject to tariffs proposed by the Chinese government. We hear from ginseng farmers and a ginseng broker about the current market for the plant in Arkansas.

courtesy: Wind Catcher Energy

The Arkansas Public Service Commission is approving Southwestern Electric Power Company's Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. New findings released this week by the Energy & Policy Institute reveal that opposition is tied to the fossil fuel industry.