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 April 1, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: A Civil War veteran scrutinized every turn in the Battle of Mansfield

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers Civil War veteran James A. Jarratt who wanted to ensure his firsthand account of the Battle of Mansfield helped lend clarity to  history.

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7:35am

Tue March 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Military historian Edwin Cole Bearss set my course

Commentator Gary Joiner recalls visiting Vicksburg National Military Park in the 7th grade. It was life changing. That day he met military historian Edwin Cole Bearss whose footsteps he wanted to follow in, and so he did.

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7:35am

Tue March 11, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Discover the wonders of Skara Brae

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a journey to Scotland for this historical snapshot of the stone-built Neolithic settlement Skara Brae.

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7:35am

Tue March 4, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Sarah Knox Taylor died young and in love

Commentator Gary Borders has a portrait of Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of Zachary Taylor, who was a career military officer during her lifetime and later became president. Sarah Knox Taylor is buried near St. Francisville, La., at Locust Grove State Historic Site.

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7:35am

Tue February 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: '12 Years a Slave' puts uncomfortable American history in focus

With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, commentator Gary Joiner is pleased with the Oscar buzz surrounding "12 Years a Slave" that closely examines an undeniable chapter in American history.

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