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 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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7:53am

Tue September 10, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering the Birmingham bombing and the racial climate 50 years ago

U.S. Congressional leaders will host a ceremony today at the Capitol to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to four young girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts what occurred 50 years ago.

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7:41am

Tue September 3, 2013

7:44am

Tue August 27, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Hurricanes have a complex history

Eight years after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, commentator Gary Joiner offers this perspective on the toll of hurricanes through history.

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