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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7:45am

Tue June 30, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Kurds wrote the book on fortitude

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles the largest group of people in the world without an officially sanctioned homeland, the Kurds.

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7:45am

Tue June 23, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Magnitude of Magna Carta still resonates in England, 800 years later

Commentator Gary Joiner recounts why the Magna Carta matters as it restrained greedy oppressive monarchs, and its implications today.

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8:01am

Tue June 16, 2015

7:45am

Tue May 26, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Tolkein dug deep into how names came to be

Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

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7:45am

Tue May 19, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Now is a good time to revisit the 1927 Atchafalaya flood

The ground is soaked and the rivers are rising. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner thinks it’s a good time to revisit the Great Flood of 1927.

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