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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 September 16, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Controlling Turkish Straits is always a power grab

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the interplay between waterways and conflict, specifically the Dardanelles and Bosporus, part of the Turkish Straits.

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8:35am

Tue September 9, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Who are the Kurds?

The U.S. has entered the war against Islamic State fighters, or ISIS, in Iraq with air strikes. Kurds are one of the main Western allies. Commentator Gary Joiner takes a step back to look at the Kurdish people through history.

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7:35am

Tue September 2, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: A 'devil's elbow' had deadly consequences on Red River

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner digs deep into a river navigation term -- devil’s elbow -- and offers his definition with an historical bent.

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7:35am

Tue August 19, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Why Texas takes pride in its lone stars

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the history of the Bonnie Blue, one of the original Texas flags.

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7:35am

Tue August 12, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Economic and political lessons lurk in ghost towns

Credit Robin Cole-Jett / Red River Historian

LSU Shreveport history professor Gary Joiner examines ghosts of the past -- the crumbling brick and mortar type -- in this installment of History Matters.

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