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 April 14, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Since 2007, Joiner has kept historical events at the fore

Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on why history does matter.

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 April 7, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Steamboat days are gone, but their memory lives on

Before luxury cruise ships, yachts and passenger ferries, the steamboat was how many people made their way across America. Commentator Gary Joiner delves into this yesteryear mode of transportation that is now mostly for tourism and spectacle. 

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 March 31, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Camp Ford in Tyler is a wayside attraction

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us to Camp Ford, Civil War landmark in Tyler, Texas. It was largest Confederate-operated prisoner of war camp west of the Mississippi River. 

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 March 24, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: New Orleans civil rights activism put Homer Plessy in history annals

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers New Orleanian Homer Plessy and his act of civil disobedience that made its mark on history.

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 March 17, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: New London School Explosion changed natural gas detection forever

The New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, killed hundreds in the East Texas town.
Credit London Museum in New London/AP

Commentator Gary Joiner recalls the New London School Explosion in New London, Texas, 78 years ago this week.

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

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