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Every week, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are our picks for the week of July 22-26.

Matthew Viriyapah interviewed Tripsitters, an indie rock trio hailing from Norman, Oklahoma. Like many musical outfits from Norman, the group formed while two of the members, Michael and Jeremiah had attended the University of Oklahoma. Eventually the drummer, Logan, moved down from Tulsa and the three have been together ever since.

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Quinn Christopherson, winner of this year's Tiny Desk competition hails from Anchorage, Alaska and is currently on tour with Portugal. The Man. Performing at the Criterion on Friday, July 19, Quinn spoke to Matthew Viriyapah over the phone while he arrived in Oklahoma City for the very first time alongside his musical partner, Nick Carpenter.

In this interview, Quinn Christopherson talks about being on the road and how being indigenous informs his music while Nick can be heard occasionally chiming in and laughing along.

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A state investigator’s search warrant filed in court Tuesday seeks evidence of alleged embezzlement of state funds and obtaining money under false pretenses at Epic Charter Schools, including through the use of “ghost students” who receive no actual instruction at the school.

Epic and and its two co-founders, David Chaney and Ben Harris, are the subject of a state law enforcement investigation, according to the seven-page affidavit and warrant filed in Oklahoma County District Court today.

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of July 16, 2019. This week's playlist includes new songs by Chastity Belt, Bleached, Violent Femmes, Thom Yorke, and so many more.

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After a seven-week trial, a judge in Oklahoma is now considering whether Johnson & Johnson should be held responsible for the state's opioid epidemic.

The lawsuit, which is the first of its kind to play out in court, alleges Johnson & Johnson helped ignite the opioid crisis with aggressive marketing, leading to thousands of overdose deaths. The state is asking for more than $17 billion.

Every week, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are our picks for the week of July 15-19.

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Oklahoma is one of almost 20 states that require third-graders to show reading proficiency before going to fourth grade. That means higher expectations for younger kids, like kindergartners.

Colourmusic's latest album, Swimsuit, marks a return for the band, who after a hiatus have played a string of live performances this year with another show happening tonight at Tower Theatre with Broncho and Deerpeople.

KOSU intern Matthew Viriyapah interviewed Oklahoma City indie musician Kat Lock earlier this year when she only had one single, "Hard to Find." Formerly of the band, St. Basic, Lock has been striking out on her own for the past year. Now, her first EP, You Again, is set to come out, with another possibly on the horizon for 2019.

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