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7:45am

Tue December 2, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Who is your favorite American president and why?

Commentator Gary Joiner asks listeners a question he gets a lot: Who are your five favorite presidents and how do you rank them? The answer may change over time.

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 November 28, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Proud to wave my 'word nerd' flag

I am a word nerd. Etymology fascinates me. I try not to use 50-cent words when a dime’s worth will do, but sometimes I can’t resist tossing in a word that might not be used in everyday conversation. I have learned the hard way to double-check anytime I venture into territory commonly occupied by the likes of George Will.

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7:45am

Thu November 27, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 27, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O' Nuanain laments what he feels is a lack of community in neighborhood and shares his thoughts about the nature of community.

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7:45am

Tue November 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Thanksgiving was in order after harrowing voyage on a small ship

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

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

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7:35am

Fri November 21, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Mt. Pleasant, Texas knows how to carry a tune

Credit Gary Borders

I was taking a photograph of a city worker installing new banners along the light poles downtown the other day and humming along to a Bee Gees song as the music wafted through the square. It was coming from the Titus County courthouse, from the speakers installed along the roof. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue after the storm passed through, and it finally felt like autumn. I really wanted to just sit down on a bench, listen to the music and enjoy the cool air, but work beckoned.

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