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7:45am

Tue May 19, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Now is a good time to revisit the 1927 Atchafalaya flood

The ground is soaked and the rivers are rising. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner thinks it’s a good time to revisit the Great Flood of 1927.

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7:45am

Fri May 15, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Public radio legend Garrison Keillor's timing is impeccable

When “A Prairie Home Companion” first went on the air, Richard Nixon was a month away from being run out of the Oval Office. “Annie’s Song” by John Denver topped the pop charts. The Ford Pinto and the Plymouth Valiant were the best-selling cars in America, and the median price of a home in America was $37,400. It was July 1974, and Garrison Keillor and his troupe took the stage for about a dozen people in the audience in Saint Paul, Minn.

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7:35am

Thu May 14, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 14, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain share a few more thoughts on his midlife overhaul and his dietary changes.

    

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7:45am

Tue May 12, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Amanda Clark was a remarkable Shreveport landowner in the 1800s

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles Shreveporter Amanda Clark, a former slave who, upon her freedom, became a successful landowner and business entrepreneur.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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7:45am

Fri May 8, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Stephen F. Austin State's East Texas Research Center has a new acquisition

Credit Gary Borders

I wrote a few months back about getting rid of stuff so that my daughters or wife do not have to go through the arduous task of doing so after I’m gone. Both my wife and I had to help dispose of our parents’ possessions after their deaths. I had to do it twice: the first time after moving them into assisted living, and again with what remained after they passed. Even after the family gathered what photos, artwork and memorabilia we wanted, there were a couple boxes left of photo albums. They remain in a storage unit.

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