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 March 26, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Louisiana's Prairie

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back in time to the formation of the Avoyelles Prairie and a time when Bison were once plentiful.

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7:35am

Tue March 19, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A recap of the immigrants who settled the region

Commentator Gary Joiner provides an overview of the immigrants who settled in this region -- past and present.

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11:51am

Tue February 19, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On Barksdale's history through the decades

Commentator Gary Joiner pays tribute to Barksdale Air Force Base on its 80th anniversary this month.

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9:07am

Tue February 12, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the life and legacy of St. Valentine

Commentator Gary Joiner attempts to push aside all the commercialism of Valentine's Day to reveal the life and legacy of the real St. Valentine.

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7:51am

Tue February 5, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveport must do more to protect historic buildings

Commentator Gary Joiner discusses the significance of saving old buildings that are architecturally valuable, and having an ordinance structure in place that protects and defends them in city planning.

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