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 find out about a new initiative that connects hospitality workers who need hours with nonprofits providing hunger relief to local communities. Plus, we take a look at the latest COVID-19 forecast from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. And, we hear from the Sebastian County Health Unit administrator as cases of coronavirus increase in the River Valley.

Get Shift Done is an initiative formed in the wake of the pandemic that connects affected hospitality workers with local nonprofits providing hunger relief to communities. The effort started in Texas in March. Now it’s expanding to other locations around the country including Northwest Arkansas. Workers are paid $15 an hour for completing shifts at local nonprofits.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included Secretary of Education Johnny Key. Plus, we head to the City of Ozark, which received a nearly $2 million grant to deploy high speed broadband to its residents. And, we speak with UAMS researchers about the various types of face coverings that people are using during the pandemic.

Aug. 5, 2020 2:20 p.m. — During today's daily COVID-19 update, Gov. Hutchinson reported the state has 46,293 positive cases, an increase of 912 from yesterday. Of those, 158 are in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations decreased by 10 for a total of 516. Arkansas has 508 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 18. In the last 24 hours, 5,077 tests were conducted.  

Aug. 5, 2020 2:20 p.m. — During today's daily COVID-19 update, Gov. Hutchinson reported the state has 46,293 positive cases, an increase of 912 from yesterday. Of those, 158 are in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations decreased by 10 for a total of 516. Arkansas has 508 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 12. In the last 24 hours, 5,077 tests were conducted.  

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