Ryan LaCroix

All Things Considered Host / Operations Director

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 writer for Oklahoma Today magazine and the co-author of two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society. He has served on the Norman Music Alliance Board of Directors since 2013, the governing body of Norman Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in Blanchard with his wife and son.

Ways to Connect

Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Tulsa band Broncho.

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Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford chastised Donald Trump today, after the President took to Twitter this morning to call two TV hosts names and hurl personal insults at them.

Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for criticizing him on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." Among other things, Trump called her “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and him “Psycho Joe.”

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A new way to collect weather data is being tested this week.

Dozens of researchers from four universities—Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Nebraska—are piloting unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a four-year, $6 million project with the National Science Foundation.

But Dr. Jamey Jacob of Oklahoma State University says they’ve been interested in this idea for some time.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder stayed pat with their lone draft pick on Thursday.

With the 21st pick, OKC selected Terrance Ferguson, a 19-year-old shooting guard that played professional basketball in Australia last season, in lieu of attending college.

Thunder General Manager Sam Presti hailed Ferguson as a knockdown three-point shooter and an athletic wing defender who can cover multiple positions.

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Gary Richardson, a Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor in 2018, is filing a lawsuit disputing the constitutionality of three House Bills recently signed into law.

The bills add new fees onto electric or compressed natural gas vehicles, automobile purchases, and some tax return filings.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder hold only one selection in tonight's NBA Draft, at No. 21.

Andrew Schlecht of the Down To Dunk podcast says one of OKC's most glaring needs is a backup point guard.

"The guy that I think fits the best is Derrick White out of Colorado. He's 6'5, he's got a 6'7 wingspan, he can play both guard positions, he can shoot from three. And I think when the Thunder look for a backup point guard, they're also looking for someone who can play next to Russell Westbrook."

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Four attorneys have filed a lawsuit over Oklahoma’s new drunk driving law, deeming it unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed Monday against Governor Mary Fallin, several state lawmakers, and Oklahoma’s public safety commissioner.

The lawsuit says the new law, which Fallin signed into law on June 8, violates the state Constitution’s ban on bills containing more than one subject.

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The Oklahoma City Council heard from the public Tuesday morning on bond and sales tax proposals that would inject more than $1.1 billion in funding for public safety and infrastructure.

Sgt. Mark Nelson of the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police advocated for the funds going to public safety, noting that as Oklahoma City's population has grown in the past 20 years, police staffing numbers have remained about the same.

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University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops is retiring from the position, after 18 years on the job. The move is effective immediately.

33-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has been named as the Sooners' new head coach.

In a statement, Stoops says he feels the timing is right.

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