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 28, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Draw out stories from aging soldiers, for tomorrow it may be too late

Commentator Gary Joiner considers the legacy of each passing generation that has served in war time, and how important it is to capture the stories of aging soldiers who quietly fade away.

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7:35am

Tue January 21, 2014

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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