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

McWhiney History Education Group / McWhiney History Education Group

Airs Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks at Dr. Grady McWhiney and his book Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South.

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Airs Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the deeper meaning behind one of John Lennon's most beloved songs.

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

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Airs Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks at Generals who became President, and examines those who failed and succeeded.

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