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 July 2, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Louisiana should treasure Poverty Point

About 100 golfers converged last week in Delhi, La., to play in a charity tournament raining money for a new nonprofit organization that aims to promote Poverty Point State Historic Site. Poverty Point, near Epps, is in the running to become a World Heritage site. Commentator Gary Joiner profiles its historic mounds.

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7:35am

Tue June 25, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the impressive cover of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman

Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the remarkable life of a Civil War soldier in Louisiana who kept her gender a secret to the end.

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7:35am

Tue June 18, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the failure of Operation Barbarossa

Commentator Gary Joiner revisits Operation Barbarossa, the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Seventy-two years ago this week, Adolf Hitler formalized the greatest mistake of his march to world domination.

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7:35am

Tue June 11, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Why 'sacred soil' matters

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a "soil test" of sorts. He explores why Civil War soldiers took up arms on one side or the other in the bloodiest war in America's history.

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7:35am

Tue May 28, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: A D-Day remembrance

Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

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