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 a discussion about Fort Smith's economy and its economic future. Plus, we bring you the latest on a large fire at a manufacturing facility in Bentonville that took place Wednesday. And, we pay a visit to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks' new blood collection vehicle, which has been dubbed "The Blood Vessel."

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is using a new self-contained blood collection vehicle in Northwest Arkansas. The new vehicle, dubbed “The Blood Vessel,” is a 37-foot long vehicle replacing a previous version that was nearing two decades of continual use.

On today's show, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $3.4 million to test ways to eradicate nuisance feral swine in Arkansas.  Plus, a discussion of the possible ramifications of not having diverse student populations in American schools. And, we tell you about a new way small business owners and entrepreneurs, who may not qualify for a traditional bank loan, might be able to access capital.

Lia Uribe, associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas, says there’s a wide variety of musical performances in our region this week.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Friday, Dec. 6

On today’s show, a Fayetteville man is walking more than 100 miles to raise money and awareness for child literacy.  Plus, a science fiction classic that stands the test of a quarter-century, Pastor Clint Schnekloth has his first winter reading recommendation of the season. And, a new edition of Reflections in Black honors somebody close to home. We also have a live music rundown for the first full weekend of December.