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.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Commentator Gary Joiner has this profile of the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history who was a national hero by the time he was 12. 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Patriots’ Day takes place on the third Monday of April to remember the first battles of the American Revolution. Commentator Gary Joiner delves into the battles fought in Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Janie Fortenberry / Southern Lagniappe

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner says the businesses and old buildings that line Texas Avenue in Shreveport offer a fascinating window into the city's history in the early 1900s. 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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Commentator Gary Joiner profiles Cyrus the Great, a ruler whose three-decade reign created the largest empire the world had yet seen.

Doctors' Day is a special day in this country for a small group of very intelligent and dedicated men and women. Regardless of the civilization or era, people with the skills of healers have been revered for their talents. Commentator Gary Joiner explore the origin of Doctors' Day recognized on Wednesday, March 30, and why its history matters.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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