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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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7:35am

Tue November 4, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: History depends on you getting to the polls

If past election cycles are any guide, turnout in this year's midterm elections could be about 40 percent of the voting age population. Commentator Gary Joiner makes an impassioned case for why voting matters.

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

    

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7:37am

Tue October 28, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Deconstructing the rise of ISIS through the historical lens

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the difference between the acronyms ISIS and ISIL and what the consequences could be in how a terrorist group is referenced.

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

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7:35am

Tue October 21, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Understanding pandemic disease through the eyes of history

With the Ebola virus in the headlines every day, commentator Gary Joiner gives an overview of pandemic disease through the ages.

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

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7:35am

Tue October 14, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Reflections on cotton production, a Southern industry mainstay

Remnants of cotton ginned in Gilbert, La.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the milestones of cotton production through history. 

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7:35am

Tue September 23, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Fall is officially underway, ancient calendar calculations prevail

Commentator Gary Joiner builds the historical case for why the autumnal equinox should matter today, even when it doesn't feel like fall in the Deep South.

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