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 October 29, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Young Spanish military leader got the job done

Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.

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7:35am

Tue October 8, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Author Tom Clancy made military history matter

Sometimes a person can become a part of history without playing a central role. Commentator Gary Joiner has this appreciation for the late Tom Clancy who penned best sellers of international intrigue and espionage and forever changed the military thriller genre.

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7:35am

Tue October 1, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Buildings, artwork, oral histories all hallmarks of WPA

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.

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7:35am

Tue September 24, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the most beautiful coin ever minted by the U.S.

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the impact of an Irish immigrant who became a remarkable American sculptor whose talent and service to the nation is still held in the highest esteem.

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7:40am

Tue September 17, 2013
Commentary

Gary Joiner: Common Core misses the mark in history education

Common Core is the new educational doctrine sweeping across the country. Commentator Gary Joiner says Common Core shows promise, but there are dangers in the details -- especially in history education.

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