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 Blanchard with his wife Tiya and son Jaxson.

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With Super Tuesday only one week away, several presidential hopefuls are planning last-minute visits in Oklahoma.

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Tulsa on Wednesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Oklahoma City on Friday, and Republican candidate Marco Rubio will hold a rally also in Oklahoma City on Friday.

A film focusing on the life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will hit theaters this spring.

The biopic, titled Born to Be Blue, follows the trials and tribulations of the Yale, Oklahoma native. The official description calls it "a re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 60's".

The film stars Ethan Hawke as Baker.

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade just hours before the NBA trade deadline today.

According to multiple reports, OKC will send point guard D.J. Augustin, shooting guard Steve Novak, and two future second round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for shooting guard Randy Foye.

The Thunder have lacked a consistent scoring threat at shooting guard. Foye is a combo guard who averaged 6.0 points as a reserve for the Nuggets this season.

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

Today, Matt brings us the revolution rock of Sheer Mag, the biggest song of the past week from Beyonce, and Open Mike Eagle's song about obsessively checking your phone.

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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 delves into the Nielsen Year-End Music Report for 2015, and plays new songs from R&B fusion trio KING and Nashville singer Margo Price.

Last night, the rest of America got to see what we've known here in Oklahoma for years: John Moreland will move you.

The Tulsa musician's powerful lyrics, skillful fingerpicking, and gravelly vocal delivery collectively have the ability to turn you into a puddle of tears. And, you'll come running back for more.

Rolling Stone called it "an emotionally riveting performance."

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Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor and prominent state business leaders are among those seeking to affect long term public policy through a newly formed foundation.

Lt. Governor Todd Lamb says E Foundation of Oklahoma seeks to create a more diversified economy, with the hope of insulating Oklahoma from a revenue failure like the one it now finds itself in.

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

Today, Matt gets a second chance to see Hop Along, and we play the Krautrock-influenced Caverns of Anti-Matter, and hazy and jangly sounds from Hinds.

An Oklahoma state senator has introduced legislation to set the cap on the state’s Rainy Day Fund at 15 percent (approximately $24 billion) of the total state budget.

Senator David Holt of Oklahoma City says that while Senate Joint Resolution 44 doesn’t fix the short-term budget crisis the state faces, he believes this long-term planning is necessary to avoid a similar budget crisis in the future.

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