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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 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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11:00am

Tue August 5, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: History buffs should flock to Jefferson, Texas

History Matters #333 - Jefferson, Texas

Commentator Gary Joiner spotlights an East Texas town that is trapped in time -- in a good way. He calls Jefferson, Texas, a historian's jewel in the woods.


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7:35am

Tue July 29, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Letter writing has made a mark on history

Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner puts old-fashioned pen to paper this week with thoughts about letter writing and journaling and their important contribution to history.

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7:35am

Tue July 22, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: The impact of Levittown

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the changes in housing styles and construction following WWII and the impact of Levittown.

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7:35am

Tue July 15, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: The Story of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a one the Old West's most legendary Law Men and the real history behind the legend.

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