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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On today’s show, while the formal debate over the Affordable Care Act is on pause, at least, in Washington, people are still affected. We begin a two-part series emphasizing the complicated nature of national health care. Plus John Brummett takes a moment to reflect and the good and the bad of the 91st Arkansas General Assembly.

The complexity of health care is one factor that makes tweaking the Affordable Care Act so challenging. The same law can benefit one person while making a situation more difficult for someone else. Today we begin a two-part series featuring two women discussing their experiences with health care. Both are mothers of four who live in Washington County; however, one greatly benefited from the passage of the Affordable Care Act, while the other is struggling to pay rising premiums. We hear first from Valerie Harris.

MUSIC: "Believe" Argonian

Tomorrow, an event will be held in Fayetteville that will allow people of different backgrounds to learn more about one another. On today's program, we hear more about the Meet a Muslim Barbecue/Fahad Tasleem Talk. Also, The Show Ponies join us in the studio to help us end the month of March with music.

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The Los Angeles-based quintet released "How It All Goes Down" in January. The group has been touring in support of the project and that tour included a few performances in Northwest Arkansas this week.

On today's program, we’ll learn about the spring issue of the Arkansas International, a literary journal launched by the U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation. Then, a preview of Enclothe, a fashion show designed and created by students in the School of Human Environmental Sciences’ department of Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. We also learn about a new comedy club in Rogers.