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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NWA Puerto Rico Relief is a local group organizing a series of events in Oct. to support the victims of Hurricane Maria. You can find a schedule of the fundraising opportunities here.

Following a pilot program, a new mentoring program for LGBTQ-Plus students is underway at the University of Arkansas. Applications for the program are being accepted on an ongoing basis. More information is available by emailing michelec@uark.edu.

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The number of schools providing dance classes in Arkansas is growing. During the 2016-17 school year, 13 of the state’s 262 school districts offered dance at the high school level. One of those schools, the Arkansas Arts Academy, will present its fall concert "Simply Classical" Oct. 5-6. Rogers High School dance classes will host a fundraiser Oct. 29.

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant to an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas. Kyle Quinn will use the grant to develop ways to predict age-related delays in skin wound healing. Non-healing wounds can be a health concern for older adults and the natural aging process can contribute to problems in healing. Quinn previously researched impaired healing in diabetic wounds.

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When the Fort Smith-based, jazz fusion trio Escape Tones first visited our studio last November, they wrote two brand new songs just for the occasion. Nearly a year later, both songs, “Do You” and “Not Again,” have ended up on the group’s new EP “Dead Pixels.”

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