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 August 30, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: True Life Tales of Dr. Strangelove

Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at a true life Dr. Strangelove Moment in our history. 

7:35am

Tue August 23, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: A Visit to the Scott's Family Cemetery

Commentator Gary Join takes a look now at the amazing histories that can be found in our cemeteries. 

7:35am

Tue August 16, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Dust Bowls and Climate Change

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a historic look at the Dust Bowl compared to today’s climate. 

7:35am

Tue August 9, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Immigration through history

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a historic look at immigration to our region over time ..

7:35am

Tue August 2, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Road Trip through History

Commentator Gary Joiner travels for Louisiana highway 8 to a place called Burr’s Ferry 

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