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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Friday, June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Michael Tilley of The City Wire tells us about the week's news including Tyson's bid for Hillshire Brands, and the band Xcluded joins us in the studio as they release their new original album and while they have some time off between the eighth and ninth grades.

The Arkansas gross domestic product grew in 2013, particularly in some unexpected sectors. With one of the architects of the Arkansas Private Option defeated in a primary runoff this week, the future of the Medicaid expansion is in doubt, but Governor Mike Beebe is undeterred. Plus, this weekend marks the 149th anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S., and the 17th annual NWA Juneteenth Celebration will mark the occasion in Springdale.

Becca Martin Brown from Northwest Arkansas Newspapers explains Devil's Den is celebrating its 25th Bat-o-Rama this weekend.

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, raising the minimum wage in Arkansas. Plus, we have a report on regional accents.

Yesterday's runoff elections settled the GOP side of the ticket for this year's election for Arkansas Attorney General, but yesterday's runoffs may also have implications for funding the state's Private Option next year. Meanwhile, state legislators this week debated whether public schools should be allowed to tie onto the fiber optic network used by the state's higher education institutions, and Fort Smith Public Schools' summer meals program for youths gets underway.  

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