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.

Ways to Connect

We continue our series of conversations about diversity in everyday life with Niketa Reed, clinical assistant professor in the University of Arkansas' School of Journalism. Today the topic is winter holidays and the traditions we observe.

courtesy: Woody & Sunshine

Woody King and Sunshine Osborne met at a music festival about 7 years ago. Their friendship morphed into a music partnership and now the duo performs at festivals and concert venues across the country.

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NWA's only Ronald McDonald House is located on the fourth floor of Washington Regional's Women and Infants Center. Since opening its doors in December 2016, the nonprofit has provided a home away from home for hundreds of families with a child in the hospital.

courtesy: Louis Meluso

The origins of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum date back to 1948. In 2013, the center celebrated a major turning point in its history when it rebranded and opened in a 16,000 square-foot building along Rogers Avenue. The latest milestone for the museum is hiring Louis Meluso as its new executive director. Meluso has about 30 years of experience working at museums and has been employed at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

courtesy: Bucket Technologies

When a clerk hands us our change, we might toss it in our purse or pants pocket and if we make it home with our coins, it might get deposited in a jar or fall between couch cushions. New technology is working to help consumers save that often disregarded money by turning it into digital currency. Bucket Technologies is a new NWA-based startup company that plans to launch in early 2018.