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.

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Bike Rack Brewing Company and Haxton Road Studios are collaborating on a project to record a song from 10 artists and release the compilation album this fall. One of the participating acts is The Silver Lining. Chase and Drew McLaughlin are a husband and wife duo who met each other in high school.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

Northwest Technical Institute will use a $3 million gift from state and industry partners to expand its Ammonia Refrigeration Training Center and teaching program. Few schools around the country provide training for industrial refrigeration, and the demand for new technicians is high because about 40 percent of that workforce is nearing retirement age.

A Thursday news roundup includes a visit to Arkansas by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a new parking app in Eureka Springs and the Razorbacks' takeover of the SEC Network.

For nearly three years, The Vinyl Hour has aired on KUAF's HD3 channel. Now, the locally produced program can be heard at 5 p.m. Saturdays on KUAF 91.3 FM. This week's program is the second part of a show dedicated to Texas Underground and Desert Psychedelic Rock.

There are many music opportunities this weekend, including an annual birthday bash for Jerry Garcia, plenty of prog rock, and the return of a former resident folksinger to the region.

Thursday, August 2