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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Arkansas Children's Northwest marked its official grand opening in Springdale yesterday. The hospital opened its Emergency Department, infusion center and inpatient unit Feb. 27. In that time, the facility has supported about 600 ER visits and 90 inpatient stays.

Fayetteville resident Jessica McClard created the Little Free Pantry in 2016. The concept is similar to that of the Little Free Library— anyone may take food from the pantry or leave food for others. During the past two years, the initiative has spread across the country, and one of the newest pantries in Northwest Arkansas is located along Scull Creek Trail near South Creekside Apartments. It's the first pantry on the Fayetteville bike trail.

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For the first time since Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011, its Early American Art Galleries have been renovated. These newly designed spaces, which have been closed since January, are open to the public today.


Hundreds of students from Fayetteville High School marched to the Washington County Courthouse Wednesday where they displayed signs and shouted slogans in an effort to spark change to school gun violence. Members of the community and students from Har-Ber High School also participated in the demonstration.

Local teenager, Molly Townsend, is providing free makeovers to cancer patients at an event she’s calling Makeup is My Wig. The event’s title comes from a slogan by YouTube star Talia Castellano who created makeup tutorials and described her battle with two forms of cancer in videos. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 13. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.