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A bust portrait of a young man representing the nativist ideal of the Know Nothing party.
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Airs Tuesday, August 2, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the history of political parties which you may have never heard of.

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

Airs Friday, July 29, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares about a recent excursion to Austin and a chance to hear the Flatlanders play live.

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Airs Thursday, July 28, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks the important and common elements of Urban Legends, through the lens of the Avenging Greek Soldier.

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Airs Tuesday, July 26, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the roll that spies played during the Civil War. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. 

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 Airs Friday, July 22, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders reflects on how Blueberry picking evokes fond memories from childhood.

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