Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to pursue higher education.

Ways to Connect

A. Grajeda / KUAF

A multimillion-dollar gift from Walmart will support free general admission to The Momentary once it opens in early 2020. The venue, which will be housed in a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville, will provide a space for visual, performing and contemporary arts as well as an artist residency program. A video showing the progress of the project can be viewed here.

Ozarks Electric Cooperative is sending crews to the East Coast where Hurricane Florence is expected to cause power outages.Volunteers from Arkansas are planning to help with the recovery process.

Fayetteville-based musician Cody Nielsen has grown up in the NWA music scene. After performing in other projects like Farmer and the Markets and Surf de Soleil, Cody has spent recent years working on his solo project, Moonsong. The release of his latest album, Lethologica, will be celebrated at a show Sept. 8 at Stage 18.

Some of today's best-selling music includes a hurtful word. We continue our conversations about diverstiy, culture, differences and similarities with Niketa Reed, clinical assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas.

A. Grajeda / KUAF

The grounds crew at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is getting a little extra help this semester, thanks to a new automower. At the end of the trial period, the grounds manager hopes to purchase two mowers, which could save about 100 man-hours a year.