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 federal court has ruled that the Cherokee Nation must convey citizenship to Cherokee Freedmen--descendants of enslaved African Americans "owned" by members of the Cherokee Tribe in the mid-19th century.

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The Southern Region U.S. National Forest Service has waived all campground fees until further notice in Texas and ten other states, including Arkansas, for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey, as well as Hurricane Irma evacuees. We speak with Ouachita National Forest Deputy Public Affairs officer Terrence Peck, headquartered in Hot Springs.

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Rock Climbing has become so popular, the sport has been approved for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. We visit a local bouldering gym to measure growing interest in Northwest Arkansas, and report on a newly permitted climbing facility in Bentonville.

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Washington County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in south Fayetteville, considered to be one of the best in the state, is staffed by Washington County's Environmental Affairs division. We tour the facility to learn how it works as well as about the center's future.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The Obama-era program currently shields as many as 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 from deportation. We get reaction within minutes of Sessions' statement from Zessna Garcia-Rios, who secured her DACA credentials in late 2012.