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Commentary

7:35am

Tue October 21, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Understanding pandemic disease through the eyes of history

With the Ebola virus in the headlines every day, commentator Gary Joiner gives an overview of pandemic disease through the ages.

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

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7:40am

Fri October 17, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Sound of silence gives me one for the bucket list

I walk three-and-a-half miles every morning, accompanied by Sam, our dimwitted but lovable poodle mix.

The alarm goes off at 5:30. I jump up and get out the door in 15 minutes, a half-cup of coffee and a large swig  of Diet Coke in my gullet to jumpstart my brain. I know that sounds gross, but it works for me.

I listen to Red River Radio on my iPhone while I walk to get a headstart on the news. Except for the other morning. No matter how many times I tried, I couldn’t make it work. I then tried pulling in KUT, the Austin

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7:35am

Thu October 16, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for October 16, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain has an unmistakable voice here in the deep south and finds his "voice" sometimes precedes him.

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7:35am

Tue October 14, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Reflections on cotton production, a Southern industry mainstay

Remnants of cotton ginned in Gilbert, La.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the milestones of cotton production through history. 

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7:35am

Fri September 26, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: A tribute to country music icon Willie Nelson

My dad is the primary reason I have been a Willie Nelson fan for more than 40 years, hearkening back to when I mainly listened to rock ‘n’ roll and did not think country was cool.

Country was Porter Waggoner in a silly suit, Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, and Eddie Arnold. My dad listened to Eddie Arnold incessantly. Eddie was probably a delightful gentleman, but to a long-haired teenager’s ears it was like listening to elevator music. I thought if I heard “Make the World Go Away” one more time, I would have to go far, far away.

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