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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Taking a stand inside Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, President Donald Trump on March 28th signed an executive order releasing the coal, oil and natural gas industries from pollution mitigation and thresholds set forth by the previous administration.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters, including industry executives and coal miners, Trump said his Energy Independence Executive Order fulfills a campaign promise for a "new energy revolution."

"Today, I'm taking bold action to follow through on that promise. My administration is putting an end to the war on coal.  We're going to have clean coal, really clean coal.  With today’s executive action, I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion, and to cancel job-killing regulations. … And we're going to have safety, we're going to have clean water, we're going to have clear air."

On today's program, we’ll learn about the spring issue of the Arkansas International, a literary journal launched by the U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation. Then, a preview of Enclothe, a fashion show designed and created by students in the School of Human Environmental Sciences’ department of Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. We also learn about a new comedy club in Rogers.

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Be Extraordinary, a non-profit organization based in Fort Smith helps Arkansans with disabling spinal cord injuries to achieve life goals by providing Invotek assistive technologies for tethering to computers and smart devices.

Members of Arkansas' Marshallese community celebrated yesterday as Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation into law that expands the state's federally funded Medicaid plan to include lawfully residing Marshall Islander children.

A new effort aims to reinvigorate the American Legion Shelton Tucker Craft Post 27 in south Fayetteville. On today's program, we learn about the effort. Also, we learn about an effort to preserve the historic mill wheel at Cane Hill, and we get a tour of one of the newest music venues in northwest Arkansas.

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