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 Inner Party will celebrate its sophomore album Darker Aug. 10 at Smoke and Barrel in Fayetteville. White Mansion and Crash Blossom will also perform at the concert, and there’s a $5 cover.

The new ICU has 20 beds for patients who are recovering from surgery due to spinal cord injury, brain injury, neurological illness, or a brain event like a stroke. The Neurosurgical ICU is the first new service made possible by Washington Regional’s Core Renewal Project. The $70 million initiative will also include expansions to cardiovascular services and the laboratory.

Rogers voters are being asked to extend an existing one-cent sales tax that would allow the city to raise money for improvements to roads, parks, and the police and fire departments. Election day for the bond issue is Aug. 14.

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U.S. Senator John Boozman visited the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences in Fayetteville Aug. 6 to learn about research underway at the University of Arkansas and speak with constituents about the 2018 Farm Bill. His tour continues across the state through Aug. 9.

Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reminds us the 120th annual Tontitown Grape Festival begins Aug. 8. One of this year's musical performers is Texas Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Lee.