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.

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7:35am

Tue January 14, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Perception of Native Americans shaped early on

Commentator Gary Joiner discusses the image of Native Americans as they are shaped by teachers of history and others outside tribal communities.

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7:35am

Tue January 7, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveporters honor a Doolittle Raider, but who were they?

Doolittle's Raiders made history during World War II as they flew over the Japanese Home Islands to attack targets in Tokyo and other cities. Retired Col. Richard Cole, 98, was co-pilot to Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, and was in Shreveport last week to receive the Spirit of Independence Award. Commentator Gary Joiner visited with Cole and fills in the history of Doolittle's dangerous mission. 

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11:27am

Tue December 31, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Happy New Year, unless history has its say

With the new calendar year, people automatically greet each other with a "Happy New Year." But history has a few things to say about what calendar system is crunching the numbers. Commentator Gary Joiner interweaves math and religion in this installment of History Matters.

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7:35am

Tue December 24, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On what it was like to cross the Delaware

Commentator Gary Joiner revisits Christmas Day 1776, and how George Washington sealed his place as the leader of a fledgling nation.

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7:35am

Tue December 10, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A tribute to Nelson Mandela

Dr. Gary Joiner

  Commentator Gary Joiner pays tribute to the late South African president Nelson Mandela on the day South Africans -- and world leaders -- celebrate his legacy.

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