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 results of the latest Arkansas Poll with Director Janine Parry. Healthcare and the economy appear to be voters' biggest concerns. Plus, we have more on the state's plan to license more medical marijuana cultivation facilities and the lawsuit that aims to stop the expansion. And, we hear about the creative adjustments Halloween aficionados are making to still celebrate the holiday during a pandemic.

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The 22nd annual Arkansas Poll reports voters are most concerned about healthcare and the economy amid the pandemic. Politics was a top issue for more than 20 percent of respondents for the first time in the history of the poll.

On today's show, we hear from the Washington County coroner about what his job has been like during the last eight months of the pandemic. Plus, we find out about Achilles International Arkansas, an organization that's holding a virtual run this weekend to benefit one of its members. And, we explore some of Yo-Yo Ma's collaborations in this week's Sound Perimeter with U of A Music Professor Lia Uribe.

For some Arkansans, one reason the 2020 General Election is significant is because it will be the first time they’re casting a ballot in a presidential election. This week, we’ll hear from members of the University of Arkansas campus telling us in their own words how they’re casting their ballot and why voting is important to them. Today we hear from U of A junior Vanessa Davis.

Achilles International Arkansas is a local running group that pairs runners with athletes with disabilities. The nonprofit is hosting a virtual run this weekend to raise money to purchase a handcycle for one of its members who has cerebral palsy.

For some Arkansans, one reason the 2020 General Election is significant is because it will be the first time they’re casting a ballot in a presidential election. This week, we’ll hear from members of the University of Arkansas campus telling us in their own words how they’re casting their ballot and why voting is important to them. Today we hear from U of A junior Tyler Fowler.

On today's show, we hear about a Spanish language voter protection hotline launched by the Democratic Party of Arkansas. Plus, we find out how Northwest Arkansas Community College is doing after the school reported a more than 10 percent drop in enrollment during the fall semester. And, we bring you an audio postcard with a local artist who has been using her craft to cope during the pandemic.

About a week after announcing a statewide Voter Protection Hotline for all voters, the Democratic Party of Arkansas launched a hotline for Spanish speakers. The hotline is available by calling 501-299-5460.

For some Arkansans, one reason the 2020 General Election is significant is because it will be the first time they’re casting a ballot in a presidential election. This week, we’ll hear from members of the University of Arkansas campus telling us in their own words how they’re casting their ballot and why voting is important to them. Today we hear from Lia Uribe, an associate professor of music at the U of A.

On today's show, we check back in with two families with first graders, one of whom is attending school in person and the other who is learning virtually, to find out how the school year is going. Plus, all this week we'll be hearing from first-time voters about why they're casting their ballots and why voting is important to them. And, we head into the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History to find out what it was like in Arkansas during the divisive Vietnam War.

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