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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Fayetteville-based musician Cody Nielsen has grown up in the NWA music scene. After performing in other projects like Farmer and the Markets and Surf de Soleil, Cody has spent recent years working on his solo project, Moonsong. The release of his latest album, Lethologica, will be celebrated at a show Sept. 8 at Stage 18.

Some of today's best-selling music includes a hurtful word. We continue our conversations about diverstiy, culture, differences and similarities with Niketa Reed, clinical assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas.

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The grounds crew at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is getting a little extra help this semester, thanks to a new automower. At the end of the trial period, the grounds manager hopes to purchase two mowers, which could save about 100 man-hours a year.

After helping start the recent wave of craft beer growth in northwest Arkansas, Steven Rehbock is ready to sell the business he built from the ground up. He is only selling the brewery portion of his business and still plans to manage other parts of the property including a rental cottage, restaurant and a new event center.

NWA Space brought a large telescope from Pennsylvania to northwest Arkansas last summer. The nonprofit organization has continued to work on finding a permanent home for the telescope and has hosted several space-related events throughout the region. The group is hosting an event to sort eclipse glasses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Explore Scientific in Springdale.