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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Trouble in the Streets is an Austin-based trio who plays a unique blend of music to create a genre they call Electro Tribe. The group will perform at Quantum Flux in Conway Sept. 8 and at MoLove Festival in St. Louis Sept. 9.

On today's show, one of the grandest movie theaters in Northwest Arkansas in the 1950s and 60s reopens after years of renovations, the City of Rogers proposes annexing nearly 4,000 acres of unicorporated land, and Ken Burns asks Arkansas Vietnam War veterans to tell their stories.

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The Apollo was one of the grandest movie theaters in Northwest Arkansas in the 1950s and 60s. After falling into a state of disrepair and remaining empty for years, the building has been renovated and converted into a rental venue in Springdale.  

On today's show, local sheriffs hear from the community about their decision to participate in the 287(g) program that allows deputies to get involved in immigration enforcement. Plus, the staff at the Buffalo National River puts together a song parody to encourage visitors to come see the solar eclipse at the park and Farmington students start the year at a new high school.

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Local and national officials affiliated with the 287(g) program hosted an annual meeting Aug. 15 to explain the initiative to the public as well as listen to questions and comments from community members.  

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