Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a news producer 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. in Journalism and in Spanish 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 different aspects of journalism. Antoinette lives in Rogers.

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Ahead on this edition of OAL, two central Arkansas organizations launch an initiative to address the shortage of nurses in the state. Also, Michael Tilley with Talk Business and Politics gives us an update on recycling in Fort Smith.

A three-year initiative, to address the long-running problem of a shortage of nurses in Arkansas, is being launched by University of Arkansas at Little Rock and CHI St. Vincent. The Pathway Program is set up to recruit faculty and fund 40 students in an 18-month accelerated program.

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Recycling Woes Continue

May 22, 2017

Michael Tilley with Talk Business & Politics updates us on the latest developments on the disposal of recyclables in the Fort Smith landfill.

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The revitalization of downtown Rogers is being spurred on by the creation of new businesses. However, some companies like Women's Pavilion have been operating in this part of town for years. This locally-owned mastectomy and wig boutique has been located in downtown Rogers for about two decades.

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The Arkansas Board of Corrections has approved a contract to continue operating an online portal that assists former inmates reentering society. The website connects ex-offenders with nonprofits, employers and other service providers.