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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Last week, the city's Community Resources Division hosted a picnic as a way to inform the public of the services it provides. Its programs, which help low to moderate income families, are funded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant. The $600-$700,000 the department receives annually supports initiatives like a home rehabilitation program and a pet food pantry.

On today’s show, we hear how some business leaders in Arkansas are not ready to pull the plug on NAFTA. Plus, the fate of a state law disallowing cities like Fayetteville to have laws protecting civil rights of gay and transgendered residents is receiving legal scrutiny. And, research at the University of Arkansas suggests that perfect pitch is more common than we thought.

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According to conventional wisdom, the ability to perceive perfect pitch is rare. However, new research finds it's much more common, particularly in people without formal musical training. University of Arkansas music professor Elizabeth Margulis worked on the study, which was published in the journal Music Perception.

MUSIC: "Cup Song" Perfect Pitch

On today’s show, rural health care gets another outpost in rural Arkansas; we learn about the latest clinic by Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Inc.. Plus, a decades-long effort to make a simple trip to school safer is almost done in Alma.

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City and state officials celebrated the relocation of State Highway 162 in Alma July 11. The $9.5 million project included construction of a bridge over railroad tracks that will provide a safer route to and from the city’s high school. The new stretch of road was named Marsha Woolly Drive in honor of the longtime educator.