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This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney.

Today, Matt plays new music from Husbands, Todd Terje, and Aphex Twin.

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The Thunder have traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the newly drafted Domantas Sabonis, perhaps tweaking the roster to appeal to soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant.

Ibaka has been one of the league's top defenders, but his offensive production has dipped. He averaged career highs of 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds in 2013-14, but those numbers fell to 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.

Oladipo fills Oklahoma City's need for a two-way shooting guard. He averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season.

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The State of Oklahoma and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation are clashing in court over the growth of a tribally controlled rural water district. The state is questioning the district’s legal status, but tribal leaders suspect the confrontation is about politics — not water pipes.

J.C. Goodson is in the plastic pipe business. He sells tons of the stuff — seriously, tons.

“That coil weighs 2,000 to 3,000 pounds depending on the diameter,” Goodson says, showing off truck-sized spools of polyethylene pipe that line the 10-acre gravel yard behind Rainmaker Sales in Shawnee.

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A Democratic state representative from south Oklahoma City is withdrawing as a candidate for a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Term-limited state Rep. Richard Morrissette announced his withdrawal in a statement on Wednesday, citing the death of his father in April as a contributing factor.

"I believe it would be prudent for me to drop out of this race and concentrate on matters of importance which effect my life."

An attorney, Morrissette said he planned to submit a formal notice to the Oklahoma Election Board soon.

Tracing Tulsa's Creek Roots

Jun 22, 2016
Allison Herrera

This story was written by Russell Cobb and the audio portion was produced by Allison Herrera.

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A former Oklahoma Senate leader convicted of bribery has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan was resentenced Tuesday after a federal appeals court found his original sentence of probation as too lenient. Prosecutors had recommended a prison sentence between 41 and 51 months, arguing the bribery conviction is more serious because of Morgan's position of power.

Morgan's attorneys requested that he be assigned to a federal facility in El Reno.

"For a mile up and down the river could be heard the rhythmic drum beat of drum and song, and dancing feet. And in the memory of men now living this, and not the roar of traffic or the hum of industry, was the voice of Tulsa." - Angie Debo

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State Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, and three of his House colleagues on Monday wrote a letter to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt asking for his opinion on whether it’s legal for members of the state Water Resources Board to stay on the OWRB even after their positions have been eliminated.

Renegar wrote on behalf of Representatives Donnie Condit, Ed Cannaday, and Johnny Tadlock, all from southeast Oklahoma:

Budget cuts of 7 percent ordered for Oklahoma's public schools and other state services likely were deeper than necessary, and the state will finish the fiscal year on June 30 with surplus revenue that could be allocated back to agencies, state finance officials confirmed on Monday.

Oklahoma's longest-serving members of the U.S. House face primary election opposition from challengers who say the incumbents' time in Washington has put them out of touch with constituents back home and their votes do not represent voters' values.

Third District Rep. Frank Lucas, the senior member of Oklahoma's delegation, faces fellow Republican Desiree Brown of Hennessey in the June 28 primary, in which Lucas is seeking a 12th term in the sprawling western Oklahoma district. The winner will meet Democrat Frankie Robbins of Medford in the Nov. 8 general election.

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