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 7:35 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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7:35am

Tue July 8, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Louisiana should treasure Poverty Point

Poverty Point, near Epps, is in the running to become a World Heritage site. It is the creation of the ancient Mississippian mound building culture and Commentator Gary Joiner profiles these historic mounds on this installment of History Matters.

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7:35am

Tue July 1, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: How Hurricanes Sculpt History

Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at hurricanes and how they have changed the path of history. 

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7:35am

Tue June 17, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Waterloo

Commentator Gary Joiner shares the historical origins of the term "A Waterloo Moment" and why it's history matters.

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