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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courtesy: Fayetteville Roots Festival

While food has always been an important part of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, culinary events this year will receive even more recognition. This year's festival features an expanded lineup that includes a five course dining experience, themed tastings, workshops and chef competitions.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has received nearly $2 million in grants from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for the continuation of the university’s Regional Workforce Grant programs. The funding will allow UAFS to offer concurrent credit courses to high school students for two more years in robot automation and cyber systems to help address the skills gap in those fields.

Courtesy: Scott Munster, Pat Ryan Key

It’s been over two years since we’ve had local musician Pat Ryan Key in the studio. In that time, he’s battled cancer, gotten married and started a new band. Yesterday, he stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio with his bandmates Al Halpin and Zach Quam to perform their brand new single “Loves Her Rum.”

After years of planning, the Bella Vista Public Library is getting ready to break ground on its expansion project. The project will add 6,800 square feet to the current building, and officials expect construction to start in late summer or early fall.

On today's post-Independence Day episode, we revisit recent conversations about immigration and tariffs. First, an immigration attorney explains asylum and immigration rules followed by a discussion of the possible impacts tariffs could have on Arkansas farmers and manufacturers.