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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The Arkansas Department of Health is using contact tracing to help stop the chain of transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. State health officials say they have around 200 people currently helping with the effort, but they're working to increase that to 350.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we visit with local restaurant owners and employees to see how they're approaching dine-in services now that the state has lifted its restrictions and replaced them with safety guidelines. And, we find out about a new Arkansas PBS series about some of the less-trafficked hikes in the state.

Arkansas PBS has debuted a new, digital-first series called Exploring Arkansas: Trails Less Traveled. The 14-part series showcases trails and waterways hikers can explore safely while practicing social distancing.

On today's show, we have the latest from Governor Asa Hutchinson's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we find out about how the Momentary and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art are working to bring creativity and art into people's homes, as well as local hospitals and senior living facilities. And, we hear from educators about the effectiveness of Arkansas's Alternative Methods of Instruction while students continue learning from their homes.

INVERSE and The Momentary have created a social media challenge to engage people at home. Every Monday during the five-week challenge, a new prompt by a different artist is shared on the Momentary’s Instagram. Participants can then respond with their own 30-second video.