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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History Matters

Join Dr. Gary Joiner every Tuesday morning as he talks about history - from the ancient Greeks to World War II; from the Civil War to Louisiana history and much more.

7:35am

Tue November 15, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Coates Bluff and Wright Island

Commentator Gary Joiner highlights a village that could have been much more if it hadn't been for a log jam on the Red River.

7:35am

Tue November 8, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Birth of the Marine Corps

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps 

7:35am

Tue November 1, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Stump History on Toledo Bend

 Commentator Gary Joiner ponders stump removal in the Toledo Bend Reservoir 

7:35am

Tue October 11, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: A Civil War Road Trip

Commentator Gary Joiner takes listeners on a road trip tracing Civil War battles fought along the Red River. 

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