History Matters

Tuesday Mornings at 7:35 a.m.

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.

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7:35am

Tue April 22, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: 26-year-old Shreveport mayor turned federal judge was a dynamic leader

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles Civil War veteran and Mississippi-native Alexander "Aleck" Boarman who holds the distinction of being the youngest mayor of Shreveport and later served as a federal judge.

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7:35am

Tue April 15, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Don't forget the RMS Titanic on Tax Day

Commentator Gary Joiners remembers the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, 102 years later. One of the most famous shipwrecks in history, it's memorialized in books, movies, songs and exhibits around the world.

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7:36am

Tue April 8, 2014

7:35am

Tue April 1, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: A Civil War veteran scrutinized every turn in the Battle of Mansfield

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers Civil War veteran James A. Jarratt who wanted to ensure his firsthand account of the Battle of Mansfield helped lend clarity to  history.

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7:35am

Tue March 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Military historian Edwin Cole Bearss set my course

Commentator Gary Joiner recalls visiting Vicksburg National Military Park in the 7th grade. It was life changing. That day he met military historian Edwin Cole Bearss whose footsteps he wanted to follow in, and so he did.

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