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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 A screening of FREE CeCe! is scheduled for Oct. 4 at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a panel discussion featuring the documentary's subject, CeCe McDonald. The African American trans woman was imprisoned after fighting an attacker and killing him in Minneapolis.

After receiving support following a medical emergency, a couple from Harrison wants to pay it forward. Under their brand, The Ornery One, the couple raises money for people in need in the communities they visit. This week, they're riding to Fayetteville to support a NWA resident in need.

Almost half of all northwest Arkansas children are growing up in families with low incomes or combined incomes that aren’t more than $41,560 for a family of three. The new report by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families also suggests ways to lower the rate of child poverty in the region.

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A multimillion-dollar gift from Walmart will support free general admission to The Momentary once it opens in early 2020. The venue, which will be housed in a decommissioned Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville, will provide a space for visual, performing and contemporary arts as well as an artist residency program. A video showing the progress of the project can be viewed here.

Ozarks Electric Cooperative is sending crews to the East Coast where Hurricane Florence is expected to cause power outages.Volunteers from Arkansas are planning to help with the recovery process.

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