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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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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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

KOSU Music: Christopher Owens, Ex Hex & Aphex Twin

Christopher Owens
facebook.com/christopherowensonline

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 whispering sounds of Christopher Owens, the punk and power pop mash-up of Ex Hex, and the shape-shifting sounds of Aphex Twin.


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The Mix
2:11 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

The Mix Closes Out Season With The Tequila Songbirds & John Calvin Abney

The Tequila Songbirds
Doug Schwarz

KOSU, Dunlap Codding and Robot House Creative host The Mix, a  free monthly outdoor concert series in Oklahoma City.

The end of the season show takes place at 7pm, Thursday, October 9 at DC on Film Row and will feature Norman female supergroup The Tequila Songbirds and Norman Americana artist John Calvin Abney.

KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

KOSU Music: Kendrick Lamar, Radiator Hospital & Fear of Men

facebook.com/kendricklamar

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 a brand new track from Kendrick Lamar, the tunes of touring band Radiator Hospital, and a Ty Segall cover by Fear of Men.

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

KOSU Music: Broncho, U2 & Mapei

Broncho
dinealonerecords.com

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 new album from hometown heroes Broncho, the delivery method for the new U2 album, and the debut album by pop singer Mapei.


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Music
7:57 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Wiggle Out Loud: A Music Festival For All

The family music festival Wiggle Out Loud returns for its second year this Sunday at Bicentennial Park in Oklahoma City.

The idea for the festival came from co-founder Chris Wiser, who has seen and played his share of family music festivals as frontman of Oklahoma City kindie rock band Sugar Free Allstars – that’s ‘kid’ and ‘indie’ mashed together. Wiser views last year’s inaugural festival as a massive success.

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

KOSU Music: Aphex Twin, Kendrick Lamar & Kleerup

Aphex Twin
warp.net

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 first new album from Aphex Twin in thirteen years, a Kendrick Lamar album that is being studied at the university level, and an electropop track from Swedish producer Kleerup.


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