Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Host of "History Matters"

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport.  He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”

Joiner was appointed chairman of Louisiana's Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force and also serves on the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

Joiner’s commentaries air Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. He explores a wide range of historical topics, and is currently working on a book compilation of his Red River Radio commentaries.

Ways to Connect

Dr. Strangelove trailer from 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, 2004 / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Airs Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Commentator Gary Joiner shares with us the true tales of Dr. Strangelove and our own Barksdale Air Force Base. 

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Airs Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes a look at our concepts of time and how the history behind how they came about. 

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A. C. Michael - c 1914 - 1915 / This image is in the public domain in the United States because it was first published outside the United States prior to January 1, 1923.

Airs Tuesday, December 26, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to 1914 and the Christmas truce on the battlefield.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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