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 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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The Arkansas Department of Commerce is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the city of Ozark in partnership with Pinnacle Telecom to deploy fiber to homes. The goal of the Arkansas Rural Connect program is to provide high speed broadband to rural communities.

On today's show, we have the latest updates from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we learn about a long-lasting anti-bacterial, anti-viral surface spray that's being developed by researchers at the U of A and UAMS. And, find out about the animal travel restrictions announced by the agriculture department after a contagious virus was discovered in Benton County.

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