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.

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner looks at what makes a hero through the story of Tech. Sgt. Maurice Victor "Red" Henry, a top gunner in World War II combat.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Commentator Gary Joiner delves deeper into the history of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 74 years ago this week.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Flu shot promotional signage is everywhere these days -- reminders on the doors of big box stores and flashed across drugstore digital signs. Commentator Gary Joiner says the 1918 influenza outbreak was one of the deadliest disasters in human history. Estimates are it wiped out between 50 and 100 million people worldwide.

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the long history of dogs groomed for military service around the world.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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