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, the final episode of the podcast "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s Guide to Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."  Plus, voters are being asked to approve the extension of a 1 percent sales tax during a special election in Lowell ...

 

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Today is the final early day of voting during a special election in Lowell. Residents are being asked to approve the extension of an existing 1 percent sales tax. If approved, the tax is projected to generate $2.5 million annually to support infrastructure projects and city services.

 

On today's Ozarks at Large, we revisit some musical performances from our archive to look ahead at music happening in our region in the next few months. We hear Darrell Scot after one of his earlier concerts in Fayetteville, we talk with Kalyn Fay after the release of her last album, and we hear performances from John Moreland and Charley Crockett, recorded in front of a live audience for past editions of the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

Today on Ozarks at Large, we take a trip through our archives to learn why a yellow bicycle appears on a downtown Fayetteville lawn each spring, we hear how students learned in an outdoor classroom in Newton County, how cicadas invaded northweat Arkansas, how some area schools got their unique mascots, and we hear our interview with Shankar Vedantam, the host of NPR's Hidden Brain.

On today’s show, the history of vaccines. Plus, Fenix Arts in Fayetteville is hosting a multi-media exhibition and panel discussion on “Pronouns: A Trans and Non-Binary Group Show” this coming weekend. And we air the second episode of the podcast "Reflexions."

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RefleXions Music Series, a project funded by the University of Arkansas Chancellor's Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative, has partnered with KUAF 91.3 to produce the new RefleXions Podcast, which is co-hosted by Ozarks at Large's Antoinette Grajeda and U of A Music Professor Lia Uribe, who is also the host of the weekly Sound Perimeter segment on OAL.

On our show today, the city of Fort Smith has approved the in-person gathering of the motorcycle Steel Horse Rally, no masks required. Plus, Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History selects legendary editorial cartoonist George Fisher for our weekly Pryor Center Profile. A new wind farm is delivering a fresh surge of renewable energy to SWEPCO customers in Western Arkansas, and much more. 

Courtesy / Steel Horse Rally

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Steel Horse Rally is returning to the River Valley May 7-8. Events will take place in Fort Smith and Pocola, Okla., including a new Cops and Cones motorcycle exhibition. Attendees can wear masks, but they're not required.

On today’s show, the Arkansas Legislature has approved three constitutional amendments. We’ll preview issues voters can expect to see on the 2022 ballot. Plus, the Fort Smith Boys Home has completed a new Community Building, Lia Uribe shares Vivaldi as part of today’s Sound Perimeter, and under a new state law public school kids will have easier access to drinking fountain bottled water. 

The Arkansas Legislature has approved three constitutional amendments, which will be referred to voters. We check back in with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Public Policy Center to learn more about what Arkansans can expect to see on their ballots in 2022.

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