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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Veterans Memorial Park in Van Buren has been a part of the community for decades. An effort to redevelop the green space located in the heart of downtown began last summer. A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. June 30 will celebrate the project’s progress.

On today’s show, reaction to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling supporting same-sex parents and birth certificates. Plus, some new, big, colorful works of art are getting some reaction; we talk to artists behind the new murals in area downtowns. And, we find out how one of the oldest houses in Van Buren is getting some tender loving care

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Large-scale paintings have appeared on buildings in Bentonville, Fayetteville and Springdale this month. The subject matter ranges from the Experience Fayetteville logo to a gigantic blue octopus. The paintings have been created by local artists Olivia Trimble, Jason Jones and Matt Miller.

On today’s show, bringing stories to children during the summer: the Pea Ridge Book Bus makes sure reading doesn’t go away during the summer. Plus, stories collected of Arkansas’ history will have a new home. This morning, the Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History announced this morning it is again part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. And TheatreSquared can’t wait to tell stories in its new, now-under-construction theater:

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Now in its third year, the Pea Ridge Book Bus delivers books to students during the summer months in an effort to keep them reading during the break.