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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11:08am

Tue February 21, 2012
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History Matters: A trip through the Sabine strip

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of the Sabine strip.

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7:47am

Tue February 14, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: A look at hurricanes through time

Commentator Gary Joiner views hurricanes through the historical lens.

7:35am

Tue February 7, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Nikola Tesla's life and legacy

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles scientist and inventor Nokola Tesla who lived a brilliant but flawed life.

9:19am

Tue January 31, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Saluting the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The greatest aerial armadas in the history of warfare were flown by the Mighty Eighth Air Force in World War II. Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at its 70th anniversary.

7:35am

Tue January 24, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Arsenic through the times

Commentator Gary Joiner mixes in some chemistry this week with his piece on the deadly consequences of arsenic through history.

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