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, Crystal Bridges begins a season of celebration as the museum nears its tenth anniversary. Plus, writer Janel George is spending time at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow this month, working on essays, and much more.

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In our weekly conversation with Talk Business & Politics, Michael Tilley discusses a decrease in building permits in the River Valley, Harry G. Barr & Co.'s $10 million expansion and when a downtown park goes up for auction.

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The new exhibition Crystal Bridges at 10 celebrates the Bentonville museum's upcoming tenth anniversary. The show features 10 mini exhibitions that are on display in the expanded Temporary Exhibition Gallery July 11 through Sept. 27.

Pat Ryan Key is releasing his new four-song EP "Old New Stock" July 16. Haxton Road Studios in Bentonville will host a VIP First Listen event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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After cancelling due to the pandemic, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will bring the Firefly Fling back to Fayetteville Saturday. Becca Martin Brown, features editor at the NWA Democrat-Gazette says new this year, there will be two sessions — one in the morning and one at night.

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Antoinette Grajeda is bidding us farewell today after more than 12 years at KUAF. Before she leaves, she reflects on her time at the station and tells us about her next adventure.

On today's show, a Fayetteville church is hosting summer day camp for LGBTQ+ youth this week. Plus, a special election underway in Cave Springs, a new study from the American Heart Association finds medical disparities for transgendered people, and much more.

Early voting is underway in a special election in Cave Springs that’s asking voters to consider approving the annexation of nearly 2,800 acres into the city. Election day is July 13. This is the fourth special election organized by Benton County officials this year.

On today's show, COVID-19 home test kits are now widely available for purchase. But how do they work? And are they accurate?  Plus, the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a week-long residency this month featuring Sara Davis Buechner, and much more.

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The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra will host transgender pianist Sara Davis Buechner during a week-long residency that begins July 16. Buechner will perform and speak at three events around Northwest Arkansas. Tickets for the events, two of which are free, are available now.