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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Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the milestones of cotton production through history.
Commentator Gary Joiner builds the historical case for why the autumnal equinox should matter today, even when it doesn't feel like fall in the Deep South.
Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the interplay between waterways and conflict, specifically the Dardanelles and Bosporus, part of the Turkish Straits.
The U.S. has entered the war against Islamic State fighters, or ISIS, in Iraq with air strikes. Kurds are one of the main Western allies. Commentator Gary Joiner takes a step back to look at the Kurdish people through history.
History Matters commentator Gary Joiner digs deep into a river navigation term -- devil’s elbow -- and offers his definition with an historical bent.