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.

Ways to Connect

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its recruiting efforts. Last Friday, officials hosted an open house at its Area Census Office in Fayetteville. The office covers 38 counties and officials say they are at about 90 percent in terms of recruitment.

On today's show, we learn about Tu b’Shevat seder, a ritual holiday feast observed at Temple Shalom in Fayetteville last weekend. Plus the Northwest Arkansas Music Business Conference is taking place this weekend across various venues, the city of Fayetteville mulls over a new ordinance to regulate short-term rentals, and a preview of myriad live theater productions in our region.

Bethany Clarke

Lia Uribe, associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas, says two concerts at the University of Arkansas will shine a spotlight on brass instruments this week .

Thursday, Feb. 13

Saturday, Feb. 15

Fayetteville Police Department

It’s been two months since Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car behind the Fayetteville police station near the downtown square. Since then, police departments around the region have taken steps to improve security for their officers including fencing in parking lots and installing brighter lighting.