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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9:11am

Tue March 27, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering Star of the West

Commentator Gary Joiner tells the backstory of the steamship, Star of the West.

11:22am

Tue March 20, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering an East Texas Oil Patch tragedy

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the New London, Texas, school explosion. 

7:35am

Tue March 13, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: A Prominent Profile

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles the life and impact historian Barbara W. Tuchman.

11:08am

Tue February 21, 2012
Commentary

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.

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