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.




Tue November 13, 2012

History Matters: Remembering Benjamin Grierson

Commentator Gary Joiner offers this appreciation for a Civil War commander who feared horses, but proved to be a compassionate and innovative leader.

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Tue November 6, 2012

History Matters: A battle unlike any other

Gary Joiner, Ph.D., associate professor of history, LSU Shreveport

Some call it Antietam. Others refer to it as Sharpsburg. Commentator Gary Joiner has this historical profile of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.

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Tue October 30, 2012

History Matters: A look at Fort Jesup State Historic Site

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us through the history of Fort Jesup, a State Historic Site.

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Tue October 23, 2012

History Matters: A look inside fraternal orders

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of fraternal organizations.


Mon October 22, 2012
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'History Matters' by Gary D. Joiner

You hear his commentaries every Tuesday morning. Now read his new book of historical commentaries in a rich collection of regional history. "History Matters" by Gary D. Joiner is a special thank-you gift. A signed, first edition copy is yours for a $150 pledge. An unsigned copy is at the $50 pledge level. Donate Now!

"Gary Joiner's Red River Radio commentaries translate into print exceedingly well. Better still, one can go back over material on the printed page if one wishes. Either way, Gary easily convinces us  that History Matters."
-- Archie P. McDonald, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University

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