Commentary

7:45am

Fri May 1, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Jaìme makes a surprise call

Credit Gary Borders

The voice on my cellphone was familiar and welcomed, in heavily accented Spanish. “Hallo, Meester Gary. It’s Jaìme. How are you?” I haven’t heard from my compadrè since my birthday in 2010, when he called to remind me I was turning 55. “Muy Viejo,” he joked at the time. Very old.

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7:45am

Tue April 28, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Political parties come in all stripes

Political parties are part of the fabric of American history. As politicians seek their party's bid for a 2016 presidential run, it makes commentator Gary Joiner think about all the political parties that have come out of the woodwork over the past 150 years.

 

  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 April 24, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Warm up to baseball season with Mavericks documentary

Credit Gary Borders

April is the season of hope for baseball fans. My beloved Red Sox are in first place, but it is far too early to get excited. Only two games separates first from last place in this nascent season.

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7:45am

Thu April 23, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for April 23, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain discuss trivia and the non-trivial and which he feels we should focus on.

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7:45am

Tue April 21, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: On the rise and fall of an antebellum plantation tycoon

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a Natchez, Mississippi, couple -- Julia and Haller Nutt -- whose great fortune was lost during the American Civil War. According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Haller Nutt owned about 43,000 acres and 800 slaves.

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

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