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. 

Ways to Connect

courtesy: Don Streit

Don Streit is a licensed clinical social worker. He will offer a workshop on the use of humor in treatment from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24 at the Jones Center in Springdale. The workshop is sponsored by the group Northwest Arkansas Medical Social Workers. The cost is $45, with continuing education units offered to professionals who attend. The public is also welcome.

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Golden Pioneer Museum is located along Highway 86 across the Carroll County border in Golden, Mo.. The museum contains collections of historic specimens, artifacts and other items. Established by Eagle Rock native Winfred Prier and spouse Lee Ona, the museum complex contains 200 illuminated display cases filled with fossils, indigenous relics, minerals, glassware, antique guns, and many surprises. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays April through November.

Shared Beginnings, headquartered in Fayetteville, is scheduled to formallly open next month. The organization aims to provide comprehensive resources to pregnant women seeking private adoptions. Staff, who are adoption experts, also advocate for legislative adoption reform in Arkansas to better protect birth mothers. We talk with Shared Beginnings founder and executive director Michaela Monti.

courtesy: USDA Forest Service

Vegetation and invasive plant species along thousands of miles of roads in 11 Arkansas counties could be controlled under a proposed management plan. The plan was proposed in January by the Big Piney, Pleasant Hill and Boston Mountain ranger districts of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. A draft environmental assessment will be issued in June.

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Eureka Springs craftsman Doug Stowe teaches woodworking to students at Clear Spring School, espousing a practice he calls “Wisdom of the Hands.” This year, his middle school shop students chose to create a set of hand-crafted hardwood canes, which they donated to Eureka Springs Family Clinic for distribution to those in need.