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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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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7:35am

Tue December 24, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On what it was like to cross the Delaware

Commentator Gary Joiner revisits Christmas Day 1776, and how George Washington sealed his place as the leader of a fledgling nation.

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7:35am

Tue December 10, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A tribute to Nelson Mandela

Dr. Gary Joiner

  Commentator Gary Joiner pays tribute to the late South African president Nelson Mandela on the day South Africans -- and world leaders -- celebrate his legacy.

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7:35am

Tue December 3, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: In their heyday, railroads were inexpensive and fast

All aboard for History Matters! Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a trip through the history of railroads.

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7:35am

Tue November 26, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: The Pilgrims, Plymouth rock... it gets blurry

Commentator Gary Joiner thinks it's time for a refresher on what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about.

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