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 7:45 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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 Commentator Gary Joiner ponders stump removal in the Toledo Bend Reservoir 

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

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

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

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

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