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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The Arkansas Legislature in 2015 passed Act 1178 to provide school vouchers to qualifying students with disabilities to attend private school. The Arkansas Department of Education administers the program, with support from the Walton Family Foundation funded Reform Alliance in Little Rock.

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Five months after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an Arkansas Supreme Court ruling against issuing birth certificates to babies born to same-sex married women without court filings, the issue remains embattled. Noted Arkansas LGBTQ Civil Rights Attorney, Cheryl Maples, who appealed Arkansas's birth certificate law before the U.S. Supreme Court, says the legislature must amend all Arkansas birth certificate statutes to be in constitutional compliance. State Rep.

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Emergency medical service providers in Northwest Arkansas are coping with a shortage of paramedics required to meet the region's expanding population. Central EMS in Fayetteville, which takes 911 calls from a 920-square mile region, is calling on local communities to provide reinforcements. We talk to Chief Becky Stewart.

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Kent Bonar, a recluse residing in the forests of Newton County, has spent almost a half century on expedition cataloguing and drawing Ozarks flora in various personal notebooks, as well as in the margins of a historical botanical atlas authored by noted Arkansas botanist Dr. Edwin Smith.

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Race violence expert Guy Lancaster, who serves as editor of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, has edited a new a collection of essays titled, “Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas 1840 to 1950." The book is published by the University of Arkansas Press.

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