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 October 4, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Tensions in October '62

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers back to October 1962 and events that shook the world with fear 

7:35am

Tue September 27, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: A Reconstruction Era Hero

 Commentator Gary Joiner ventures to the center of Oakland Cemetery to look at the life of Eugene Woodruff, a hero from the reconstruction era. 

7:35am

Tue September 20, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: A Man Named Sibley

Commentator Gary Joiner examines the life and legacy of the man named Sibley 

7:35am

Tue September 13, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Panics & Depressions

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at “Booms and Busts, Panics and Depressions” throughout our nations history 

7:35am

Tue September 6, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Mysterious Fraternal Orders

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the role and mystery of fraternal orders. 

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