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 provide information from the governor's daily briefing on the coronavirus response in the state. Plus, we hear from immigration advocates who want to make sure immigrants, who are vital to keeping the economy running, are supported during the pandemic. And, we find out why the Washington County Sheriff's Office is releasing inmates from its jail during the outbreak.

Arkansas United hosted a teleconference this week to discuss how immigrants are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates argue immigrants are vital to keeping the economy running and they're concerned immigrants won't receive support from initiatives like the $2 trillion economic rescue package approved by the Senate.

On today's show, we provide a daily update on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Arkansas. Plus, we hear about a new task force that was established to provide guidance to the regional Marshallese community during the COVID-19 outbreak. And, we find out how you can participate in the virtual version of the Hogeye Marathon that was supposed to take place this weekend.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, some race directors across the state have decided to postpone or cancel their spring races while others are converting them into virtual races. This includes the 44th annual Hogeye Marathon, which was originally scheduled for March 28. Registered runners now have until May 16 to run their own route and submit proof.

On today's show, we provide a daily update on the coronavirus situation and response in the state. Plus, we hear about the state of drinking water in Northwest Arkansas as many people rush the stores for bottled water. And, we learn more about a virtual tip jar that's aimed at helping service industry workers who have lost their jobs and hours as many restaurants and bars adjust to new restrictions.