Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a news producer 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. in Journalism and in Spanish 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 different aspects of journalism. Antoinette lives in Rogers.

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On today’s show, northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith end up at different places on a new poll about well-being. Plus John Brummett from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette remembers the late Jimmy Breslin, and a weekend voice on KUAF, Sean Hickey, explains why his voice is heard elsewhere, too.

Improving graduation and retention rates is one of four major initiatives that are part of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's plan for 2017-2022.

On this St. Patrick’s Day show, a design competition centered at the University of Arkansas could provide funds for a startup, and the Fayetteville Public Library receives news that will affect expansion plans. Also, Jake Hertzog brings his guitar, amp and a collection of pedals to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.

A former convenience store on the University of Arkansas campus has been transformed into the McMillon Innovation Studio. Believed to be the first interactive, open-to-the-public university retail lab, the McMillon Innovation Studio pairs businesses with students who work together to test new retail technologies.  

On today’s show, delivery robots are getting a trial run around the University of Arkansas. Plus the consideration of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act continues, and a favorite bakery in Fort Smith is back after 17 years away...with some of customers’ favorite pastries and favorite faces.