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 August 28, 2012

History Matters: The legacy of a Shreveport pioneering businesswoman

Mary Bennett Cane (1812-1902) is buried in Oakland Cemetery, land that she once owned before selling it to the city of Shreveport in 1847.
Oakland Cemetery

Shreveport business entrepreneur Mary Bennett Cane was born 200 years ago this week in New Hampshire. Commentator Gary Joiner recognizes her influence on the Shreveport economy in its early days.


Fri August 24, 2012

McDonald: Who are your heroes?

The late commentator Archie McDonald recalls the people he most admires. Red River Radio is rebroadcasting some commentaries in honor of Dr. McDonald. This one originally aired in Dec. 2011.


Tue August 21, 2012

History Matters: A look back at the Jeep's historical legacy

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles the iconic World War II vehicle: the Jeep. Its characteristics are still seen in today's Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Tue August 14, 2012

History Matters: On flooding events in history

During a time of pervasive drought, commentator Gary Joiner remembers the opposite extreme -- flooding -- through history.


Tue August 7, 2012

History Matters: On exploring a life defined by one event

Commentator Gary Joiner has a profile on U.S. Air Force pilot whose aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare, 67 years ago this week.