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, a federal immigration program known as 287(g) that is enforced by the Washington County Sheriff's Office can mean deportation for some undocumented residents. We discuss the program's implications with the sheriff and a parent of a recently detained man. Plus, we visit an elm tree in Fayetteville that has received a special designation. And, we talk about the language of sleep with our Militant Grammarian.

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A large elm tree located on the north side of Washington Regional Medical Center’s campus is being designated one of the “Amazing Trees of Fayetteville” by city staff. It's the second tree to be honored in this new program.

On today's show, we have more on a new study that found the average cost of insulin more than doubled since 2014 in Arkansas where health officials say over a quarter of a million of adults are diagnosed with the disease. Plus, we have an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about his new book. And, we sort out the role and credentialing of service, therapy and emotional support animals.

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A new study from the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement finds the average cost of insulin in Arkansas has more than doubled over five years. Officials say this could be a concern for Arkansans on fixed incomes.  

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A new Arkansas State Police Headquarters and a Regional Crime Laboratory are open in Northwest Arkansas. The $14 million facility houses Highway Patrol Troop L operations, all categories of driver license testing, NWA criminal investigation division offices and crimes against children investigators.