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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On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we speak with an attorney at Legal Aid of Arkansas about the rights of workers as more people return to their jobs in the first phase of reopening. And, we head the Jones Center in Springdale where, over the weekend, the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese held a mass COVID-19 testing event.

Advanced Placement tests are exams offered in the U.S. by the College Board that give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit. This year, the exams are being offered online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers and a student from Rogers Public Schools share what it's been like preparing virtually for the time.

On today's show, we speak with Governor Asa Hutchinson about governing during the pandemic and his lecture at the University of Arkansas Honors College this past Friday. Plus, we find out how summer camps are preparing to host campers within the restrictions issued by the state. And, we have details about why coronavirus briefly shut down some operations on the Arkansas Department of Transportation's Bella Vista Bypass project.

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Earlier this month, the Arkansas Department of Health released directives for summer camps, but organizations have spent several weeks prior to that developing ways to safely host campers this year. We hear from Camp Siloam and Mount Sequoyah Center about how they've adjusted their summer camps because of the pandemic.

On today's show, we have the latest information from Governor Asa Hutchinson's daily coronavirus response briefing ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Plus, we hear about the strict rules Arkansas dentists have to negotiate to open safely. And, we find out how Emmy-nominated composer and installation artist Amos Cochran is adapting to working as a musician during the pandemic.