Ryan LaCroix

All Things Considered Host/Operations Director/Other Stuff

Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013 after teaching for four years at ACM@UCO. He has been the co-host of "The Oklahoma Rock Show" since its inception in 2010. Ryan is also a contributing editor for Oklahoma Today magazine, the co-author of two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the owner of the online music hub, OklahomaRock.com. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in Norman with his wife Tiya and son Jaxson.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

New Mix: Night Beds, Sports & All Dogs

Night Beds

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

Today, we have a cascading series of sounds from Night Beds, subdued dream pop from Tulsa band Sports, and catchy, fuzzy pop punk from All Dogs.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

New Mix: Wilco, RP Boo & Thundercat

Wilco

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

Today, we play music from the surprise new Wilco album, hip-hop and house mash-ups from RP Boo, and a funky new song from Thundercat.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

New Mix: Yuck, Julia Holter & Maximum Balloon

Yuck

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

Today, we have distorted guitar sounds and low-fi vocals from Yuck, intimate new music from Julia Holter, and a big ol' collaboration from Maximum Balloon, Karen O and Tunde Adebimpe.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

New Mix: Husbands, Widowspeak & Nicolas Jaar

Husbands
Billy Muschinske

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

Today, we have a cross-country collaborative jam from Husbands, some new 'dream country' sounds from Widowspeak, and the throbbing techno of Nicolas Jaar.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

StateImpact Oklahoma
3:53 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

StateImpact on OETA: Tourism Budget Cuts and Oklahoma’s State Parks

Since 2011, one of the ways the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation has dealt with budget cuts has been to close state parks or transfer them to new managers, like tribal governments or nearby towns.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

New Mix: Kacey Musgraves, a Talking Heads Cover & Superhumanoids

Kacey Musgraves

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

Today, we have new witty country songs from Kacey MusgravesIron and Wine and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) covering a Talking Heads song from 1983, and driving bass lines mixed with heavy synth sounds from Superhumanoids.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

New Mix: Sheer Mag, Ashley Monroe & Sunny & Gabe

Sheer Mag

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

Today, we have a working class anthem from Philadelphia band Sheer Mag, the clever songwriting of Ashley Monroe, and the mishmash sounds of Sunny & Gabe.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

DeadCenter Film Festival
12:14 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Oklahoma Musician Goes on Journey to Find "Oklahoma's Favorite Son" Will Rogers

Credit Matt Goad

The 15th annual deadCENTER Film Festival kicked off yesterday and lasts through Sunday. One film making its world premiere at deadCENTER.

That’s the sound from the cabin of an airplane descending into Barrow, Alaska. On board are two Oklahoma filmmakers—Beau Jennings and Bradley Beesley—heading to shoot footage for a documentary that retraces the footsteps of “Oklahoma's Favorite Son” Will Rogers.

Two Oklahomans, that is, flying into Alaska to shoot a scene on the fateful 1935 plane crash of two other Okies—Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

"We made a number of jokes about a couple of Okies flying back to Barrow, Alaska and wondered how smart we were to do so."

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deadCENTER Film Festival
8:30 am
Thu June 11, 2015

deadCENTER Opening Night Films Focus on Culture Clashes, Marijuana & Pro Wrestling

The 15th edition of the deadCENTER Film Festival kicks off today, highlighting dozens of independent films —ranging from comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films— from Oklahoma and around the world.

For screening times and to purchase festival passes, visit deadcenterfilm.org.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

New Mix: Apple Music, Jamie xx & Weaves

Apple Music

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

Today, we discuss another new music streaming service in Apple Music, and play new, restrained dance sounds by Jamie xx & a fun pop song with exaggerated and silly guitar work by Weaves.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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