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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On this edition of Ozarks, Governor Asa Hutchinson discusses how the Senate's health care bill could impact the state’s economy. Plus, we get an update on the clean up of a superfund site in Picher, Oklahoma.

But that's just one of a variety of opportunities to see live music in the area through the next week.

On today’s show, the medical landscape blossoms in Rogers and Fort Smith; Mercy Health Systems continues an expansion plan, and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education grows...and then some. Plus, Ladies Night is a new musical duo with very familiar voices; Dana Louise and Meredith Kimbrough perform for us.

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A special ceremony marked the opening of the new home of Mercy Clinic Orthopedics and Mercy Sports Medicine this week. The project is part of a $247 million expansion plan. The 22,000 square-foot-facility houses 13 providers, 41 exam rooms and 15 casting beds. The new building is located at 1000 S. 52nd St. in Rogers.

On today’s show, many Arkansas colleges are just two months away from having to allow concealed guns on campus, and we hear how NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville is preparing for a change. Plus, Walmart is always looking to change up what’s on its shelves; we have a report from yesterday’s open call with the world’s largest retailer. And, there is a change in the heart of downtown Van Buren.