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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Oklahoma Music
11:27 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Once Derided for His 'Uptown Blues,' Lowell Fulson Now Celebrated

Lowell Fulson
Ace Records

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson was born to parents of Choctaw and African-American descent in Tulsa in 1921. He was raised in Ada, playing guitar at church and picnics, before landing a job in 1939 as a guitarist for country-blues singer Alger “Texas” Alexander.

He was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served for two years before beginning his recording career. His first rhythm and blues hit came on the Swingtime label in 1948 with the now-blues standard “Three O’Clock Blues.”

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KOSU Music
5:46 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

KOSU Music: Restorations, John Southworth & Leon Bridges

Restorations

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look the new album from Philadelphia rock band Restorations, the thirteenth album from Canadian singer John Southworth, and the throwback soul from Ft. Worth's Leon Bridges.

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Oklahoma Music
10:54 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'The Breeze' Finally Gets His Due

JJ Cale
The Rosebud Agency

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

One of this year’s inductees is J.J. Cale, who is probably most well known as the songwriter of tunes made popular by Eric Clapton (“Cocaine”) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Call Me the Breeze”).

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KOSU Music
5:45 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

KOSU Music: Sleater-Kinney, Bob Dylan & The Band & Future Islands

Sleater-Kinney
Brigitte Sire - facebook.com/SleaterKinney

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look a new track from the recently reunited rock three-piece Sleater-Kinney, a previously unreleased track from Bob Dylan and The Band's The Basement Tapes sessions, and a remix of a Future Islands song by DJ Dodger Stadium.

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

KOSU Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Flying Lotus & Yumi Zouma

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
facebook.com/jacobfred

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's further expermientation with jazz, the fifth studio album from genre-melder Flying Lotus, and dance-pop from New Zealand band Yumi Zouma.

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2014 Fall Membership Drive
1:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Does Your Employer Match Gifts to KOSU?

Some of you may be able to stretch your contribution to KOSU a little further thanks to your employer.

Many employers in Oklahoma have some form of matching contribution program, including:

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2014 Fall Membership Drive
12:05 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

New Benefits: T-Shirt & Keep It Local OK Card

Crazy Smarty Radio t-shirt: $60 ($5/month)

We're happy to announce two new benefits for KOSU members during the 2014 Fall Membership Drive (taking place between Thursday, October 9 to Thursday, October 16).

1. Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for a new KOSU t-shirt.

For the new membership drive, we're offering a new t-shirt focusing on our new campaign Crazy Smart Radio. The t-shirt are off-white (technically, it's called 'oatmeal'.) and comes in your choice of extra small, small, medium, large, XL, XXL, and XXXL.

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KOSU Music
5:49 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

KOSU Music: Jessie Ware, Kindness & Screaming Females

Jessie Ware
facebook.com/jessiewaremusic

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at the love songs of Jessie Ware, the disco-R&B-funk hybrid sounds of Kindness, and a catchy tune from Screaming Females.

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Same-Sex Marriage
8:30 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Crowd Oklahoma County Court Clerk's Office to Get Married

Jennifer Hasler (left) and Karina Tittjung (right)
Rachel Hubbard

Same-sex couples across Oklahoma began to marry on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals on several same-sex marriage rulings earlier in the day. That action caused the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a stay on their ruling against the ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma.

KOSU’s Ryan LaCroix reports on the couples that jumped at the chance to get married in Oklahoma County on Monday.

Roughly two dozen couples filtered into a crowded Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office on Monday. Oklahoma County began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples early Monday afternoon.

Mary Pavliska and her partner Brandie Hobia have been together since 2011 and are adopting a child together. Mary says although the day has been confusing, she’s happy with the end result.

“I called you about 9 a.m. and said ‘Let’s go!’ Then, we had to wait. Then, we had to wait longer, then I said, ‘Now, we’re really going. Apparently, it’s official now, so we’re going.’ I came to work a Pavliska and I’m leaving a Hobia, so I can’t really complain.”

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Same-Sex Marriage
3:17 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Oklahoma Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Mary Bishop (left) and Sharon Baldwin (right)
freedomoklahoma.org

Same-sex couples began to marry in Oklahoma on Monday after The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay on their ruling against the ban of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals on several same-sex marriage rulings earlier in the day.

Court clerks in several Oklahoma counties waited for advice from local district attorneys before issuing any marriage licenses to gay couples. But, around 1 p.m., Oklahoma County and Tulsa County went ahead with issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

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