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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A new Arkansas Game and Fish Commission conservation education and nature center is being built in Springdale. Construction of the $18 million facility will focus on natural elements and ecosystems found in the northwest region of the state. The new center will include education pavilions, traditional and 3-D archery ranges, walking trails and wildlife-viewing blinds.

Several residents and businesses often rent spaces on their property during Razorback football games, but it might take a while to find a place with an open spot or a price you’re willing to pay. FanSpotz is a new app that's been designed to simplify the process of finding and paying for a parking spot on game day.

On today's show, Mercy breaks ground on a $40 million multispecialty clinic in Springdale, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville joins a handful of schools on the U.S. mainland to offer tuition help to Puerto Rican students and a growing neighborhood in Fayetteville takes up a nickname that dates back to the 1880s. We also discuss the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the local events that will commemorate it.


Mercy broke ground on a $40 million multispecialty clinic on 31 acres in Springdale. The two-story, 60,000-square-foot clinic will feature 29 exam rooms dedicated to primary care and 34 exam rooms for specialty care including cardiology and orthopedics. The clinic will also feature a 24-hour emergency department with 12 exam rooms and one trauma room.


Apple Seeds began 12 years ago as a program initiated by Ozark Natural Foods. The program has grown into a nonprofit organization that now provides school garden education to thousands of Northwest Arkansas students. In 2014, the group broke ground on a teaching farm near Ozark Natural Foods and this year Apple Seeds established a new teaching farm at Fayetteville’s Gulley Park.