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, a big decision for a small dam in Benton County. Plus, Pete Seeger’s life as a musician, environmentalist and social activist is explored in a special exhibit at Tulsa’s Woody Guthrie Center; and Gerald Sloan’s memoir in verse.

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Year-round, Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center honors its namesake, but this summer, a special exhibit is honoring his friend Pete Seeger. Artifacts on display examine his work as a musician, environmentalist and social activist.

On today’s show, what’s next for Arkansas...and the country...for health care? Plus new research shows exercise may prevent insulin resistance. And, the Militant Grammarian delivers a spelling test.

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A study from the University of Arkansas shows that exercise may help prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. Two UA researchers, Megan Rosa-Caldwell and Nicholas Greene, worked on the study and the results were published in June in Experimental Physiology.

On today’s show, since the 1970s, the Community Development Block Grant has helped the city of Fayetteville serve residents in need; we learn how the Community Resources Division is helping the community be the best it can be, Plus, a ten-day summit gets underway on the University of Arkansas campus, and it's devoted to native populations, agriculture and the next generation of leaders. And, we also consider hunger at home.

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