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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On today's program, we learn about a new feral swine control law in Arkansas aimed at curbing the prevalence of the pests in the state. We also hear what researchers in Boston discovered about vaccine compliance in northwest Arkansas following last year's mumps outbreak.

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A feral swine control bill sponsored by Arkansas Republican Representative Kim Hammer, District 28-Benton was approved by the state legislature in late March. The measure creates a feral hog eradication task force involving a dozen state agencies. Wild Russian swine, imported and released by game hunters, are reproducing in Arkansas in such numbers that they are wreaking havoc on forests, homesteads and farms.

On today's program, we find out how you can be better prepared for outdoor activities by taking a weekend wilderness first aid course, offered by University of Arkansas Recreation Outdoors. Also, we learn about a new one-man folk operetta that will soon be performed here in northwest Arkansas and around the country by local folksinger Willi Carlisle.

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The weather is warming and folks are heading into Ozark wilderness areas to hike, cycle and float. To be better prepared consider taking a weekend wilderness first aid course, offered to the public by University of Arkansas Recreation Outdoors.

On today’s show, we learn more about the lethal concoction Arkansas uses when executing an inmates. Plus, as environmental activists in Arkansas learn more about new developments on the federal level, they remain vigilant and determined. And the musical legacy of Memphis, Tennessee is well known...today, we learn about that city just across the river.