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.

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Airs Tuesday, August 9, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner at the rise of Zika and looks back at another scourge from the tropics, yellow fever, and their history matters.

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Airs Tuesday, August 9, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the rise of the atomic age in the 1950, and parallels with the geopolitics of today.

A bust portrait of a young man representing the nativist ideal of the Know Nothing party.
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Airs Tuesday, August 2, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the history of political parties which you may have never heard of.

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

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